France: First plans for national final revealed

French broadcaster France 2 has released the first information for their plans for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. France will return to a national final format.

Right after Eurovision 2017, where France got a 12th place with Alma, the rumour went around that France was not going to have an internal selection the next year. There seem to be some big plans for a huge national final in the style of Melodifestivalen with preselection rounds in several cities. Whether or not that will indeed be the case, is still unsure. However there will indeed be a public selection, as confirmed in a video.

Check out the video below:

Interested participants can apply on the website of the French broadcaster. Their songs have to be in French for 70%.