So after the initial excitement that France were bringing back a national selection process for the first time in many years, fans around the world settled down to watch the second semi-final of Destination Eurovision.
9 more songs took the the stage in the pre-recorded show in front of a jury made up of Amir, Christophe Willem and Isabelle Boulay, and the international Heads of Delegations in Sweden, Belarus and Italy (namely Christer Bjorkman, Olga Salmakhe and Nicola Caligliore respectively).
With another selection of diverse, radio friendly songs, again it was the performances themselves that sorted the pack, with one of the favourites - June The Girl - failing to make it through.
Ultimately the night belonged to the four qualifiers - Madame Monsieur with the song "Mercy", Max Cinnamon with "Ailleurs", Nassi with "Rêve de Gamin" and Igit with "Lisboa Jerusalem".
As always #TeamEurovoxx were paying close attention to the show, and you can watch Andy and Jess' reaction to the results here...
So we now have the eight finalists who will battling it out next weekend for France's ticket to Lisbon at Eurovision 2018:
1. Lisandro Cuxi - Eva
2. Emmy Liyana - OK ou KO
3. Malo - Ciao
4. Louka - Mammia Mia
5. Madame Monsieur - Mercy
6. Max Cinnamon - Ailleurs
7. Igit - Lisboa Jerusalem
8. Nassi - Rêve de Gamin
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