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Anyone can register to be able to represent France on the next Eurovision Song Contest. All sexes, nationalities and religions are welcome but artists older than 50 are banned, however.
There’s already been some internal management within the French Eurovision organisation: for the first time since the end of years ‘ 90 it will no longer France 3 France 2 , but that the entry of our southern neighbors will take care. Frédéric Valencak is after the appalling results of the last years also resigned as the French Head of Delegation; He is replaced by Edoardo Grassi.
— Edoardo Grassi (@EdwardoGrassi) September 24, 2015
Yesterday gave France 2 more details of free over the selection procedure. Until 31 January, all artists from around the world sign up to France to represent. The only rule of thumb is that they are not older than 50 years old. With it comes France 2 responding to the criticism that the previous entry would be too old-fashioned. Having French nationality is not a requirement, but the Eurovision Song should be sung in French for at least 80%.
Unlike the United Kingdom, that after five years harks back to a national final, the actual selection will take place behind closed doors. A Committee of France Télévisions will determine who may travel to Stockholm.
On the last song festival was represented by the France when 46-year-old Lisa Angell. N’oubliez pas with the ballad she finished third from last in the final.