Tom Leeb won’t represent Big Five broadcaster France 2 in Rotterdam at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.
Picked internally for this year’s contest that never was, Leeb’s place in the competition was unconfirmed until the end of last week, when in an interview with Wiwibloggs, French Head of Delegation Alexandra Redde-Amiel confirmed Leeb won’t be in the running.
Next year, the broadcaster plans to run a national final – one of the few planning to go down this route, given almost half the participating broadcasters are sticking with their 2020 contestants. It’s not time for a return to the fan-favourite Destination Eurovision, however, following poor viewer ratings.
More to come after the summer.
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