Our penultimate big 5 country is one facing a big choice this Sunday in their presidential election – it’s last year’s chart toppers, France. 5 times winners, last year France went in as one of the favourites, and while they didn’t quite hit the peak they did in this chart last year, they still finished a strong sixth in the actual final, their best result since 2002. Can Alma repeat that renewed success this year with France’s 60th appearance at the contest? Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #4 FRANCE – Alma – “Requiem””
We finally reach the top of the chart! It may not come as a huge surprise who has come top as they have been topping most of the fan polls prior to rehearsals. They are a big 5 country and 5 times winners – France. If you think that the UK has struggled recently, France really really have, despite trying different musical styles and approaches each year. They have finished in the bottom 5 for the past 4 years, including coming last for the very first time in 2014. They should have no such worries on finishing so low this year, but can Amir give France a win for the first time since 1977?
Continue reading “Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #1 FRANCE – Amir – “J’ai cherché””
The video clips just keep coming – two of the big 5 among this set of clips (Italy and France) as well as double dose of Latvia, this year’s entry Justs and last year’s entry Aminata. All four class acts! Continue reading “London Eurovision Preview Party 2016 video clips part 4: Francesca Michielin, Aminata, Justs and Amir”