There was much enthusiasm when it was revealed that La Zara would represent France this year. Her song is called Évidemment. I am glad that France remains consistent with its tradition of performing songs in the beautiful French language.
I have to admit that I had high expectations for the representative song, however, I am not overly enchanted. The song is solid and has no obvious flaws, but it doesn’t have that x-factor that I could predict as a potential winning song.
I like that it has elements of classical music, French culture, and yet sounds modern. I think the jury will really like this song, it will probably be in the top 10 according to the jury. On the other hand, I think the audience will also react positively to this song. What can certainly bring enough points is a minimalist performance in which La Zara is the center of attention.
I don’t think France will win this year, but I think it can make the top 10, especially if the jury rewards it with a lot of points. My score for Évidemment is 7/10.