After 2016 and the song J’ai Cherché, France once again comes with a very strong entry to this year’s competition. Barbara Pravi represents France with the song Voilà.
I have to admit that I didn’t like it on the first listening, but when I watched Barbara’s performance and read the lyrics, I realized the true depth of the song. On the surface simple but actually really a complex song. Barbara’s performance is really emotional, she sings honestly about her flaws and vulnerability.
This is a very special and different song, because of which it’s considered an early favorite. I personally like the ending of the song, that accelerated rhythm that shows her personal breakdown. Hopefully, it won’t be misunderstood and underrated in the vote, whether it be the jury or televote.
I believe the competition for the win will be very strong, but I think that the song Voilà could be the dark horse of the competition, as were Amar Pelos Dois – Slavdor Sobral in 2017.
I think Barbara Parvi could expect a very high placement, but who knows, maybe even the victory which France wait for since 1977.
Do you think that the song Voilà could be this year’s winner?
Listen to the previous songs from France: