France – Anggun plays sore loser. The French singer, who came 22nd in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest told the French newspaper Parisien.fr that “some competitors did not deserve to be in front of us”. Asked whether she was disappointed she said: “I am more than disappointed! I do not understand. I found it unfair to our team, to France Télévisions and to France.” She said that she found her performance “bien” and that she had hoped to reach a place between 3 and 10.
About Loreen, who won the contest for Sweden, she said: “I can only applaud the choice of Sweden. Loreen’s song is pure efficiency. It is minimalist but everything is right. In contrast, some competitors did not deserve to be ahead of us, neither musically nor for their stage performance.” She goes on blaming political voting for her bad result. “Some countries, that fought against each other some years ago are now deeply in love. France has a big disadvantage because of that- as does the UK,” she said referencing Engelbert Humperdinck’s second to last place.
Asked whether France should retire from the contest, she affirms her disillusionment and says she does not know the magic way to bring France back to success.
Source= Le Parisien