The actor and singer Tom Leeb will represent France in Rotterdam 2020

A few days ago some French media affirmed that Tom Leeb would represent France at Rotterdam. Today the news is true after confirmed the national entity, France 2 that this singer and actor, 30 years old, be will be its representative in the European musical contest.

The Eurovision Song Contest is an iconic and unifying event; I am so proud to be representing France and I can't wait to live this experience with you all.", has said Tom after his announcement.

Leeb is the son of the French actor Michel Leeb and the journalist Béatrice Mallicet. Last year released his debut album Recollection.  The audio clip of the first single "Are We Too Late" reached an impressive 25 million views on youtube. 

Tom has appeared as a support act for international stars a Sting and Tom Jones. His musical inspirations are male singer-songwriters like Ben Howard, Matt Corby, Bon Iver y John Mayer.

Tom spent 5 years in New York, studying theatre, cinema, and singing. He previously performed in a theatrical adaption of Mrs. Doubtfire, acted in various French TV shows and movies alongside established stars such as Jean Reno. With his fellow and comedian-actor, Kevin Levy forms the duo Kevin & Tom, having a popular YouTube channel, where they upload skits and songs.

He is part of a comedy duo with fellow comedian Kevin Levy. As the illustrious Kevin & Tom, the pair have a popular YouTube channel,

Last year French broadcaster, France 2, announced an internal election to select its representative in Rotterdam, concentring all its efforts on finding the right song for the Grand Final in Rotterdam on May 16th.

For the first time France 2, apart from French publishers, approached the most important European music publishers and asked them to write specifically for the Eurovision Song Contest. The internal committee at the French broadcaster reviewed more than 100 songs, in the search of the perfect song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

As explained Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Head of France Télévisions’ Entertainment Department and the new Head of Delegation: "We think that the ideal proposal corresponds to a match between a song for which we had a huge crush and an artist to embody it".

Fuente: France 2,