This Weeks Highlights
France has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 65 times since its debut at the first contest in 1956. France is one of only seven countries to be present at the first contest, and has been absent from only two contests in its history, missing the 1974 and 1982 contests. Along with Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, France is one of the “Big Five” countries that are automatically prequalified for the final, due to being the largest financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). France has won the contest five times and also finished second four times. After reaching the top five in 24 contests in the 20th century, France has had less success in the 21st century, only making the top five three times, with Natasha St-Pier fourth (2001), Sandrine François fifth (2002) and Barbara Pravi second (2021). France’s other top 10 results in the century are Patricia Kaas’s eighth place in 2009 and Amir’s sixth place in 2016. France finished last for the first time in 2014, when Twin Twin received only two points.
In 2013, he was chosen for the role of Tom in the series Sous le soleil de Saint-Tropez, then played the role of Adrien in an episode Section de recherches. The same year, he played in the film Paroles.
In March 2018, he released his first single “Are We Too Late” under the Roy Music label.
On 14 January 2020, the public national television channel France 2 announced that it has selected Tom Leeb to represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, scheduled for May 16, with his song “Mon alliée (The Best in Me)”. The competition was cancelled on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 19, 2020, Leeb confirmed that he would not represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
|1||La Noche Es Para Mi (The Night Is For Me)||Soraya Arnelas||2009 Spain|
|2||I Admit||Sanda||2004 Romania|
|3||Et Bonjour A Toi L’artiste||Nicole Rieu||1975 France|
|4||On Aura Le Ciel||Sofia Mestari||2000 France|
|5||The Best In Me||Tom Leeb||2020 France|
|6||Da Da Dam||Paradise Oskar||2011 Finland|
|7||Desfolhada portuguesa||Simone de Oliveira||1969 Portugal|
|8||Delilah||Mikolas Josef & Mark Neve||2023 Non Contest|
|9||Sevgiliye Son||Sedat Yuce||2001 Turkey|
|11||This Time||William Mangion||1993 Malta|
|12||Crisalide||Valentina Monetta||2013 San Marino|
|13||Should’ve Known Better||Soluna Samay||2012 Denmark|
|14||Love?||Donna And Joe||2005 Ireland|
|15||Apricot Stone||Eva Rivas||2010 Armenia|