For the first time after years, France had a national selection. The show was aired on a Sunday afternoon on France3 with the former ESC representative Natasha St. Pier as a host (Copenhagen 2001). This is popular show format in France and the show has already begun last year in autumn. A lot of popular singers have been guests and the entire studio was singing popular French songs.
In January three acts competed and the French public was able to vote their favourite. The time frame was quite long, over one month it was possible to vote for it. Now the winner has been declared: Twin Twin with “Moustache” - a funny combo with a rap-styled song.