Alma Has Been Announced As France’s Representative For Eurovision 2017 With “Requiem”

France chose Alma through internal selection. They hope to succeed at the 2017 song contest.

Yesterday, France announced Alma as their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Her song is “Requiem” and it has a good shot at doing well.

Last year, after a series of low positions over the years, France managed to place sixth with Amir’s catchy song “J’ai Cherché”. Now they’ve got Alma with “Requiem” and it’s just as catchy. Expect France to place high again this year, they have a shot at winning with this, too.

Alma, real name Alexandra Maquet, was chosen through internal selection by the french broadcaster, France 2. They received over 300 submissions.

So far, they have released a short radio version of the song she will be singing. This isn’t the final version that we are to expect to hear on the Eurovision stage. France also did this last year, so expect the full version of the song in the coming months.

Listen To The Radio Version Of Alma’s Eurovision Song “Requiem” Here:

We only have three months to go until Eurovision is upon us. Will France have a shot at winning the contest? Or will any of the other 42 countries do just as well?

These are the announced acts so far: Cyprus’ Hovig, The Netherlands’ O’G3NE, Belgium’s Blanche, Macedonia’s Jana BurceskaAzerbaijan’s DiHajIreland’s Brendan Murray, Austria’s Nathan TrentAlbania’s Lindita, Armenia’s ArtsvikMontenegro’s Slavko KalezicGreece’s Demy, Georgia’s Tako Gachechiladze, Belarus’s NaviThe United Kingdom’s Lucie JonesFinland’s Norma John, Switzerland’s Timebelle, and Germany’s Levina.

The semi-finals will take place on 9 May and 11 May, with the Grand Final taking place on 13 May.

What do you make of France’s representative? Can Alma win with “Requiem”? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @CelebMix.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

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