France 2007

France chose their entry through a national final consisting of 10 performers selected by French television broadcasters. Successful French acts of the past five years were invited to compete for a trip to Helsinki, with emphasis put on more contemporary musical styles.[1][2] Finally, Les Fatals Picards were chosen as the French representatives for 2007.

The French entry finished joint 22nd in the contest with the United Kingdom, with 19 points.

Selection

Draw Broadcaster Artist Song Translation Place
1 France 3 Les Vedettes « Vive Papa » Long live Daddy 6
2 France 4 MAP « Grain de sel » Grain of salt 6
3 France 5 Jennifer Chevallier « Mon étoile » My star 3
4 France 3 Les Fatals Picards « L’amour à la française » Love in the French way 1
5 RFO Medi-T « On and On » 2
6 France 2 BZR, Cheb Hamid & Medhi « Galbi » My heart 6
7 RFO Valérie Louri « Besoin d’ailleurs » Need for somewhere else 5
8 France 4 Les Wampas « Faut voter pour nous » You gotta vote for us 6
9 France 5 Charlotte Becquin « Je veux tout » I want everything 10
10 France 2 Estelle Lemée « Comme un rêve » Like a dream 4

At Eurovision

As a member of the Big Four, France automatically qualified to compete in final held in May 12. Les Fatals Picards was drawn to perform thirteenth in the line-up. At the end of the contest, the song finished in 22nd place with only 19 points.

Points awarded by France

Points Awarded to France (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References

  1. ^ Eurovision Song Contest Serbia 2008 | News – France: Exclusive – first details for 2007 announced
  2. ^ France 2007