How was the result decided?
Since the semi-finals the result was determined 50% by the television audience, via televote, and 50% by an international jury, consisting of twenty nationalities: a jury of five people voted in the first semi-final, a new jury of five members cast their vote in the second semi-final and ten new jurors had their say in tonight's final. This was their outcome:
The public votes were quite different than the international jury ones, and after both results were combined it turned out that Roi was the clear winner:
The acts that reached the final of Destination Eurovision 2019 were, in order of appearance:
Bilal Hassani, born in 1999 in Paris of Moroccan origin, is a French singer and songwriter who made himself known through his videos and music on his YouTube channel, before participating in Destination Eurovision.
Last December, Bilal was confirmed among the eighteen candidates participating in Destination Eurovision, with the song Roi, a song about self-acceptance co-written with Madame Monsieur. After having been crowned as 'Roi' he will represent France at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest's Grand Final, as members of the Big 5, in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 18th, 2019.
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