Broadcaster France 2 will once again select the French Eurovision act internally. There will however be an open call for songs this year, starting today, according to a tweet from Head of Delegation Edoardo Grassi.
Grassi took over control of the French delegation at the start of last season. France wanted to break a streak of bad results, and managed to do so: Amir reached a 6th place in the final in Stockholm despite criticism on his live vocal performance. It was the first top 10 result for France since Patricia Kaas in 2009.
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— Edoardo Grassi (@EdwardoGrassi) 13 september 2016
Members of the public are asked to submit their own songs through a portal on the France 2 website. At the same time, France 2 will start a search with established artists and record labels.