This was announced during an interview with FranceTV.fr, France is quite disappointed by the result achieved by Anggun, but they wont quit Eurovision anyway.
Thierry Langlois, programme director at France 3, said that there are two reasons why France is not withdrawing
- France is an EBU founding member, and of the Eurovision Song Contest as well
- The audience of Saturday’s final was 4,000,000 people, which is satisfactory for France 3.
Also Langlois said:
Actually, what we might do is change our attitude towards the type of artist we present. Quite frankly, we can not afford known personalities to suffer such setbacks. Therefore, we will now play the card of young talent and organise the promotion of this novelty for Eurovision.