France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001

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Eurovision Song Contest 2001
Country France
National selection
Selection processInternal selection
Selected entrantNatasha St-Pier
Selected song"Je n'ai que mon âme"
Finals performance
Final result4th, 142 points
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2000 2001 2002►

France participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, held in Copenhagen, Denmark. After using a national final for the previous two years, with both entries achieving low placings, France Télévisions decided to revert to their previous format of an internal selection.

Before Eurovision[edit]

Internal selection[edit]

France Télévisions selected Canadian singer Natasha St-Pier to represent France, singing the song "Je n'ai que mon âme" performed in French and English.

At Eurovision[edit]

Natasha St-Pier performed 14th on the night of the final, following Spain and preceding Turkey. St-Pier was one of the favourites to win, and at the close of voting she received 142 points, placing 4th out of 23 countries. This was France's best placing since the 1995 contest, and, as of 2020, France's best result since. The French televoting awarded its 12 points to Portugal.

Points awarded to France[edit]

Points awarded to France (final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by France[edit]

12 points  Portugal
10 points  Israel
8 points  Estonia
7 points  Turkey
6 points  Germany
5 points  Spain
4 points  Denmark
3 points  Greece
2 points  Sweden
1 point  Slovenia