Bilal Hassani Wins Destination Eurovision, Will Represent France!

Eight acts qualified from the semi finals to compete in the final of France’s Eurovision selection extravaganza this evening. Only one could be named the winner of Destination Eurovision 2019. That honour went to Bilal Hassani. He will sing the song ‘Roi’ in Tel Aviv for France, penned by last year’s winners Madame Monsieur.

The eight finalists took it in turn to perform a Eurovision cover followed by their own song in the hopes of winning over both the voting public at home and the international jurors from Albania, Belarus, Cyprus, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Russia, Spain and Switzerland.

The covers were as follows:

Chimène Badi- ‘Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi’ by Celine Dion

Silvàn Areg- ‘Le Dernier Qui A Parle’ by Amina

The Divaz- ‘Waterloo’ by ABBA

Emmanuel Moire- ‘Euphoria’ by Loreen

Douston- ‘J’ai Cherche’ by Amir

Seemone- ‘L’Oiseau et L’Enfant’ by Marie Myriam

Bilal Hassani- ‘Fuego’ by Eleni Foureira

Aysat- ‘Fairytale’ by Alexander Rybak

The jury were the first to announce their votes. After all jury votes had been allocated, Seemone was in the lead by a comfortable 18 points.

Next it was the turn of the public to have their say. Their percentage votes were tallied and added to each individual act from lowest to highest. In a nail-biting finale it was Seemone in the lead with Bilal and Chimene still to be awarded their votes from the public. Bilal was awarded top points, a whopping 150 points from the public, which propelled him from fifth to first.

The full results are below, as is the winning song.

Destination Eurovision 2019 Finalists

Bilal Hassani- ‘Roi’ (10,10,2,0,2,4,6,6,4,6,150) 200 points

Seemone- ‘Tous les Deux’ (6,12,0,12,8,10,10,12,12,12,62) 156 points

Chimène Badi- ‘La Haut’ (2,6,12,4,0,6,2,10,10,4,63) 119 points

Emmanuel Moire- ‘La Promesse’ (8,8,8,10,0,0,8,4,8,10,51) 115 points

Silvàn Areg- ‘Allez Leur Dire’ (12,4,6,2,10,12,12,8,2,8,26) 102 points

The Divaz- ‘La Voix d’Aretha’ (4,0,10,6,12,2,0,2,6,2,48) 92 points

Aysat- ‘Comme Une Grande’ (0,0,4,8,6,8,0,0,0,0,12) 38 points

Douston- ‘Sois in Bon fils’ (0,2,0,0,4,0,4,0,0,0,8) 18 points

 

Is Bilal a deserving winner? Will he serve France well come May? Leave us a comment!

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