This weekend, Tom Leeb was the guest of Mickaël Dorian in "Good Morning Week-end" on Non Stop People. The singer revealed that he will ultimately not participate in Eurovision next year, insisting that his schedule would not allow him to do so and that France 2 will make an announcement soon with more details.
Tom Leeb announces on Non Stop People that he will not ultimately participate in Eurovision 2021.
"We agreed with France Télévisions and it is they who will give a real answer to this," begins the singer. "I have a pretty busy schedule next year so I couldn't do Eurovision, and It's official"
said Tom Leeb.
"Other things are coming my way but France2 will give a very precise answer", explains the interpreter of "The Best in Me". In "Le Débrief de Non Stop" at the beginning of June, he nevertheless said about his participation in Eurovision next year:
"Of course it would tempt me, because this opportunity has slipped my hands. I would really like to have my chance. But until then, a lot can happen,
In any case, the artist will no longer perform the selected song, namely "The Best In Me". He was able to interpret it during the big evening organized on France 2 (and across Europe) to replace the competition.
On Non Stop People, still at the beginning of June, Tom Leeb had mentioned his projects.
"I have a film by Nicolas Cuche which will be released this summer and which is called" Pourris gâtés "with Gérard Jugnot, Arthus, Camille Lou. There is the magnificent film by Julien Rambaldi," C'est la vie ", c 'is a film about women who are going to give birth, a family comedy ", indicated the singer in" Le Débrief de Non Stop ". "And in television season 2 of" Infidels "on TF1 with Claire Keim",
adds Tom Leeb.
According to this decision, France joins Cyprus in the list of countries who will choose another artist for Eurovision 2021 after the untimely cancellation of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest due to COVID 19.
France in Eurovision
France has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 62 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"who are automatically allowed to participate in the final because they are the five biggest financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union(EBU). France has won the contest five times. In the 2016 Contest in Stockholm,Sweden, Amir with his song, "J'ai cherché", ended in 6th place and broke a 40-year record by scoring the most points in France's Eurovision history, by scoring 257 points in the final. France did not have the opportunity to compete in Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam because the contest was cancelled due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.