Will Tom Leeb represent France at Eurovision 2021? - © Arno LAM - FTV

  • Tom Leeb was to represent France at the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, canceled due to the coronavirus.
  • The French singer would like to participate in the adventure in 2021, but nothing has yet been played.

It will not be for this year. For the first time in its history, the Eurovision Song Contest was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stéphane Bern, who has been commenting on the ceremony since 2015, will present Europe Shine A Light on France 2 this Saturday evening , a special program which will replace the initial program. “It's good to ensure the continuity of the event in this way. Europe must be united, we must show our solidarity, ”said the host at 20 Minutes .

During this evening, Tom Leeb will make an appearance. The representative of France of this unfortunate edition will interpret, with the other singers of the contest, the title Love Shine a Light , which allowed the United Kingdom to win Eurovision in 1997. At the end of March, the organizers of the program revealed that the candidates who could not participate in this canceled edition could try again in 2021. "The television channels of the participating countries will be able to decide which artist to send in 2021, whether it is this year's or a new one," said the Union. European radio and television.

"It depends on many things"

Good news for Tom Leeb? “I would love to, but it depends on a lot of things. We are all still recovering from this cancellation. It's a year from now, a lot can happen between now and then, whether it's for France Télévisions or for me, ”confided the singer to our colleagues at TV Mag .

Concretely, if the French delegation decides to go through the Destination Eurovision program again to choose its representative, Tom Leeb would not be part of it. “I stopped the sport because I didn't like competition. So I'm not sure if I'm going to participate in this mode of selection, ”he explains to the Parisian . The ball is therefore now in the court of France Télévisions and the French delegation.


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  • Covid 19
  • Coronavirus
  • Cancellation
  • Tom leeb
  • Television
  • Stephane bern
  • Eurovision