EBU – The French head of delegation and member of the reference group of the Eurovision Song Contest Bruno Berberès has revealed that from 2013 on selections that are entirely internal will be prohibited. He announced in the show Morandini of Direct 8, that the regulations of the Eurovision Song Contest would be changed for 2013. The public in each country must have at least the choice between two songs. The artist can still be chosen internally however, to ensure that big names like Patricia Kaas, Zeljko Joksimovic are not deterred from participation due to fear of losing in a national final.
Berbes also said that it would thus be the last year France would choose its entry internally. Fans had hoped that at least a song selection for Anggun would be televised. Berbes said the entry will be revealed in about 4 weeks time.
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