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ⓘ The Best in Me, song. The Best in Me , at times Mon alliee is a song by French singer Tom Leeb. It was chosen to represented France in the Eurovision Song Conte ..




The Best in Me (song)
                                     

ⓘ The Best in Me (song)

The Best in Me ", at times Mon alliee is a song by French singer Tom Leeb. It was chosen to represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, before the contest was cancelled due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. The song was released as a digital download on 16 February 2020.

                                     

1. Background

The song was written by John Lundvik, Amir Haddad, Tom Leeb and Lea Ivanne. The song is a multi-lingual French-English power ballad and like Frances previous internal selections in 2016 and 2017, the verses are in French and the chorus is in English. After receiving more than one hundred songs written, the TV network convened several listening committees to pick the best entry. Everyone agreed on the chosen song, with some describing it as love at first listen. Three of the main selection criteria were universality, emotion and capacity of the song to make the audience "live an experience". The listening committee included professionals from the music industry and France Television members. The delegation previously testified how magical the moment was when the artist and song first came together.

The song was debuted live at an event at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on 16 February 2020.

                                     

2. Eurovision Song Contest

The song would have represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, after Tom Leeb was internally selected by the national broadcaster France 2. As France is a member of the "Big Five", the song automatically advanced to the final, which would have been held on 16 May 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The contest was cancelled due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

The choice of a song primarily in English with an English title to represent France at Eurovision generated controversy, with the Minister for Culture, Franck Riester, responding to a question in the National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee: "Its true that the chorus is in English, it broke my ears a little this morning on the radio. I conveyed the message of my astonishment at a song whose chorus is written in English. Everyone must set an example to ensure that France is carried with pride everywhere, all the time." This echoed similar public criticism received on Sebastien Telliers song Divine, which was selected to represent France in the 2008 contest.

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