France 2002

Sandrine François on a French talk showPatrick Bruel also acts. Here he is in a film called "K"Thierry Verhaege e-mailed me in January to say France 3 announced on 26th December the well-respected singer/songwriter Patrick Bruel (pictured right acting in a film) would compose the French entry.

His current CD Juste Avant (Just Before) is another great success. More information about Patrick Bruel at

It was announced in late February (thanks to Fred in France) the song is called "Il faut du temps" and would be performed by newcomer 20-year old Sandrine François (pictured left in a dire talk show).

Oliver reports by e-mail that a special TV show is to recorded on April 3rd to be broadcast on April 9th on France 3 featuring the song.

The song can already be heard via Audiogalaxy and is a fine ballad much like last year's French entry.

Looks like France plans a strong follow-up to the very well-received "Je n'ai que mon âme" last year sung by Natasha St Pier. She came a very respectable 4th.

If you have any news or updates on this country's National selection I'd like to hear about it. E-Mail me, Geoff Harrison, at my contact page