On the occasion of the broadcast of the Eurovision final on Saturday May 14, 2022, from 9:05 p.m. on France 2, Télé Star reveals how many French representatives have won the competition since its creation.
First broadcast on May 24, 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest was then democratized, to become an unmissable annual event today. The 66th edition of this event will take place in Turin this year, following the victory of the Italian group Måneskin in 2021. As a reminder, tradition dictates that the country that won theEurovision hosted the contest the following year. The semi-finals will take place on May 10 and 12, 2022, while the grand finale will take place on Saturday May 14, 2022. For the occasion, it will be broadcast live on France 2 from 9:05 p.m.
Laurence Boccolini and Stéphane Bern will once again be in charge of comments during the final of theEurovision 2022. For the record, the two hosts were already in charge of the show Eurovision France, you decide. It is at the end of this program that the artist duo Alvan & Ahez was selected to represent France during the contest of theEurovision 2022. They will thus have the difficult task of succeeding Barbara Pravi, whose performance was unanimously praised in 2021. As a reminder, the singer had finished 2nd in theEurovision. France had therefore come very close to a 6th title last year.
Eurovision: a very long drought for France
As a reminder, since the creation of the competition, the French representatives won theEurovision 5 times. France’s first victory came during the 3rd edition of this event in 1958. At the time, it was the singer André Claveau who had triumphed thanks to the title Sleep, my love. Two years later, France recorded its second victory thanks to Jacqueline Boyer. The latter had imposed itself with the song Tom Pillibi. It will then be necessary to wait again 2 years for a 3rd French representative to be crowned thanks to Isabelle Aubret, and its title baptized A first love. The 4th French victory took place in 1969 in a rather special context. This year, France won theEurovision thanks to the singer Frida Boccara. However, the performer of the song one day a child had to share their victory with Spain, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. At last, the 5th and last French victory to date was the work of Marie Myriam with The Bird and the Child in 1977.
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