Singer Tom Leeb. - Arno LAM - FTV
Tom Leeb will not represent France at Eurovision in 2021. "I have a pretty busy schedule next year so, unfortunately, I could not do [the contest]", explained the singer to Non Stop People who will broadcast his interview this weekend.
Tom Leeb was to defend French chances in the Eurovision final last May in Rotterdam (Netherlands), with the song Mon alliée .
But the music competition had been canceled several weeks earlier due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At first, the artist did not rule out participating in the 2021 edition, with another song, as authorized by the contest rules.
"I would love to, but it depends on a lot of things," he explained to our colleagues at TV Mag last month . It's a year from now, a lot can happen between now and then, whether it's for France Télévisions or for me. "
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The singer said on the set of Non Stop People that France Televisions "will give a very specific answer" soon about the French candidacy for Eurovision. For the time being, the public audiovisual group has not reacted to these remarks.
The Eurovision 2021 final will be held in Rotterdam on May 21. For the time being, out of the 41 countries supposed to be in the running this year, eighteen have formalized the renewal of their artists. Among them, Belgium and Switzerland, which will be respectively represented by Hooverphonic, and Gjon's Tears.
A handful of other countries, including Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Cyprus, have announced plans to nominate new candidates. France will be in this case, it remains to be seen whether it will choose the option of an internal selection, in a small committee, or that of a national selection, through a telecrochet.
Tom Leeb will be this Friday evening, on the stage of Tous ensemble pour la musique! In public ! , special program on the occasion of the Fête de la musique, broadcast on France 2 from 9:05 pm, live from the Accor Arena.
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