Bilal Hassani will represent France at Eurovision in May in Israel.
Rabat – Bilal Hassani will represent France at Eurovision in May in Tel Aviv after winning the Destination Eurovision contest on Saturday evening with his song “Roi” (King).
“Thank you, thank you. You have no idea what a dream you are helping me fulfil,” Bilal Hassani to his cheering audience. “I’m going to represent France at Eurovision!”
The 19-year-old singer came in first from viewers’ votes, although he took 5th place in the jury vote.
Madame Monsieur, the French pop duo who won the first Destination Eurovision, co-wrote “King.”
France 2 organized the first Destination Eurovision last year to select who will represent France in Eurovision.
Born in Paris to Moroccan parents, Hassani is outspoken in his songs about his experience in the LGBTQ community.