Barbara Pravi (France - Eurovision 2021 Second Place) | Interview after grand final

Barbara Pravi speaks with journalists inside the Eurovision 2021 press centre moments after taking France to second place. She compares her Eurovision experience to "The Truman Show" and says her next goal is to sell out concert halls and connect with her listeners. Subtitles and translation are available during the French sections -- just click the button at lower right.

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  • She was a feast to watch during her performance. She evoked that part of the stage and commanded attention. It was a good competition! France 499 pts and 524 pts for Italy. I definitely think it was Italy’s time to shine though. They have been sending tremendous acts the past decade, so it is very deserving

  • voilà sto c..z Hahaha!!!

  • Was Barbara's French tricolor jacket in the green room available for sale somewhere?

    • @Lorenzo Tucano My sister did notice at once that it is Dior.

    • Christian Dior. She has an exclusive deal with the house.

  • If elegance had a face:

  • my winner

  • you French have all done the drug test, we Italians have all done the drug test, on the advice of the French, we Italians have all tested negative. Sure that you French for to see Damiano, the singer of the Maneskin, sniff cocaine, you French you have taken hard drugs, but a hard drug truck with the addition of hallucinogenic mushrooms grown in the French meadow, ahahahah French we are waiting for your drug test , when the 'outcome .... ahahahah we won, we Italians are the champions of music, thanks guys, thanks Maneeeeeskinnnnn !!!! huge!!!!

    • @Massimiliano Moscatello I don't need it, unlike your "group" ahah.

    • @Fg Dh did you do the drug test for cocaine ???? !!! hahaha 😆🤪😅😂🤣

    • bye hater.

  • Her voice hasn't matured yet. Her song needed a powerful voice

  • When she first bumps the cameraman 😭❤️

  • ok I'm in love with barbara that's it

  • Belissima e bravissima Barbara. Speriamo che torni un giorno. ❣🇮🇹

  • We love you from Serbia so much♥️🇷🇸

  • ok. Italy won. many other songs are beautiful and deserved the victory .. ..but .. is there really someone who likes the French song? really .. let's not joke .. no.! impossible! it is a lament.

    • @Hikaru 78 my bad…. some songs in the competition thrilled me. this for nothing.

    • @Raoul Milani She came 3rd in the televote. Televoters didn't know the lyrics either cause the majority of them can't speak french. I think it was the emotion, passion when she sang. And even if Italy won the lyrics price, it doesn't mean the other were bad ^^ I don't think it was the lyrics that touched people but the intensity

    • @Hikaru 78 ok. maybe it's because I don't understand the lyrics of the song… maybe that's what saves the song. but now a doubt arises. if the French song lyrics are so good why did the Maneskin song win the best lyrics at Eurovision?

    • I LOVE THIS SONG

    • She was third in the televote so...yes

  • Voilà 🇮🇹

  • ROSICONAA

    • Ahahahah alla rosicona je rode

    • @Makomai e tu che ne sai? Per caso mi conosci? No. Allora tais-toi!

    • Rosicona cosa che neanche sai il francese e non sai cosa ha detto 😱

  • well she has a great voice, but now can you do drug test?

    • They already did, it was negative

    • Don't be salty. Italy win, it's over. Let's just celebrate music and forget this ridiculous drug debacle

  • All that sounds so sweet....I’m hearing no apology from French (press...or delegation or politics) about the violent smear campaign that was carried out against the band without any evidence and based only on prejudice. The damage has been done and they are not apologizing. This is a shame

    • @C M Bwahahahahah you're still thinking about the 2006 World Cup? It seems like you guys really like spending your time in anger, pique and resentment, looking back at times when you lost to us. If that makes you happy, we can have Måneskin headbutt Barbara just like Zidane

    • Did you apologize when Materazzi insulted Zidane's Mother? Sorry, but it's to easy...

    • All this is horrible

    • @LBF Channel In my opinion it is a partial vision of everything happened...even politics has been involved...in my world what counts is not only the victory ...whatever be the result of the test. I find these words offensive too. Is this just what matters? That’s the point ...these guys have been subjected to a public lynching for a movement forward and we are talking about recognition of the victory?

    • The boss of the French TV broadcast France Télévisions which manages the French delegation’s said : “Whatever the result of the test will be, the vote is clear in favor of Italy. They didn’t steal the victory and that’s what counts. Eurovision is a healthy competition, without a big deal, with a lot of fair play and friendship between the teams and we must keep this spirit. We want to win, but we will be happy to go to Italy next year” The French delegation never made accusations. The rumour wasn’t even started by the French, the video didn’t need us to go viral, and French press wasn’t the only one talking about this, far from it 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Shameful that you have accused us Italians of using cocaine! Typical behavior of envy !!!

    • Shameful that you spread wrong information hater.

    • she never did, she even said that even if they did use cocaine they still deserved the win, she had nothing to do with those accusations.

  • Shameful that you have accused us Italians of using cocaine! Typical behavior of envy !!!

  • Shameful that you have accused us Italians of using cocaine! Typical behavior of envy !!!

    • Barbara didn't do anything 😐

  • I love her sooo much. I can’t

  • No one point from France to the winners, only a bad story of a broken glass that became cocaine.... why?

    • @Lorenzo Tucano thank you!

    • @Vic Symons the Italian jury in 2019 gave nothing to Duncan, Sergey or Luca, the other three artists in the top 4.

    • @Vic Symons really? So why didn't you catch what I mean talking about french judges? I never talked about people, including french people, that I do respect. I never talked about french singer too. My "anger" come expecially from the cocaine innuendos of a french press. Really

    • @gab ska who said that? So Happy with the results, incredible for my country, Italy and France on top, it's cool.

    • @Vic Symons not so happy about Maneskin winning 😘

  • She’s so classy 🤩

  • Elle est incroyable ! Très belle et simpa! Merci pour tout !

  • William will never clean his cheeks again xD

    • I guess that was Diego, another wiwibloggs member 😂

  • Rode eh

  • the song voila voila could have won but in the eurovision of the 60 or 70's

  • Barbara Love you from Albania 🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱

  • Shame on the petty Italian trolls in the comment section. Get a life.

  • such a fantastic sport! she’s come so far!

  • Love ❤️ Barbara!! 🥰😍

  • So boring

    • This comment is sooo italian.

    • Com’e brutta la calunnia!

    • What is boring is surely your life cause you need to rage on a youtube video

  • Dopo la figura miserevole che la Francia ha fatto accusando il cantante dei Maneskin di aver sniffato cocaina in diretta, dimostrando ancora una volta di non saper perdere contro l'Italia, ho iniziato a pensare che non meritava il secondo posto.

    • @C M Informati meglio, mi sa che ti sei persa qualcosa per strada,

    • @Sean Sean Che vuole dire?

    • @C M mi sa che sono quelli come te che non sanno vincere

    • Che stupida sei! Com’e brutta la calunnia! Non è la Francia che ha fatto accusando Damiano! È partito di una giornalista di un altro paese.

    • @LeeKorn Poveri falliti :-D

  • Siamo nel 2021 e questa canzone ha uno stile che sa di vecchio : poteva andare bene forse negli anni '60. ⛔ W i 🇮🇹Maneskin🇮🇹

    • @Sean Seanvince chi arriva primo 😂

    • Intanto e giunta seconda

    • Rock is pretty 70s if you want my opinion my friend So this argument is kind of a backfire However if you want to know I think that Italy deserved the win :)

  • I really want to attend a live show of hers. I bet it would be amazing.

  • I'm italian and she was great too.

    • I am Serbian and she was greater than “too””!!! The Serbs adore you Barbara!

  • that camera man lucky

  • Bellissima voce bella la canzone, ma come quasi tutte le canzoni francesi manda un po in depressione, è il loro stile

    • @Sean Sean non la ascoltare

    • Veramente a me e la Pausini che mi mette un angoscia che non ti dico!

  • Scusa Barbaré !!! 😘😘

  • France second again (Eurovision 2021 and World Cup 2006)🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹

    • @Fg Dh this is unsense, if we were in 2007 i can say we won the last competition. It's obviusly i rely on the past, we are better than you we won 4 world cup

    • @Tibvrto Mapping But we won the last one, You can only rely on the past? :p

    • @Fg Dh ops we won 4 world cups you only 2🤭

    • Where was your country in the WC 2018? Not even qualified and we won ahahah.

    • @C M bah... mi sembri stupido lasciamo perdere

  • 2nd place is a really good result too. and they were close to Italy actually. both deserved to win

  • Love Barbara Pravi from Persia/Iran, she is so lovely! We are proud of her :)

  • Exceptionallly gifted. Wishing her the best!

  • I love her

  • Sorry barbara but your entourage did something very bad and not acceptable. You had a nice song, Second place was the right one, but after those speculations..french people haven't shown the right side of their country.

    • Come on, there are tweets and official breaking news from French politicians and showmen 15 minutes after the last vote. Italians should have asked for legal investigations after that speculations, that I hope would never happen anymore.

    • What are you talking about???

    • @Empereur1789 So true! And, also, I've heard that this whole fuss started with a tweet from a Dutch guy.

    • Stop listening to italian tv instead of checking news David. French people never gave into it, nor Barbara, nor the french delegation.

    • On the contrary her entourage was totally against the speculations against Italy and even stated that it was a deserved victory (Check WiWiblog’s article). Also, the French media were not the only ones to spread those rumours as many journalists from all over Europe did as well. Italy deserved to win that’s what matters.

  • Thank you to the 5 juries who gave 0pt to us (Georgia Poland Russia Belgium Denmark) we lose by 25pts because of you

    • Polish people don't like how Polish jury voted. So yeah, I feel ashamed. Barbara will stay in my heart for forever.

    • @Fanijuloo Le jury français a enfin compris qu'il fallait arrêter de donner des points aux pays susceptibles de battre la France quand elle est en bonne position...Tous les pays font cela...

    • @domien That's true, i was only talking about juries. Les belges sont nos bros dans la vraie vie

    • But the belgian televoting gave 12 france so the people supported you :) In fact, barbara made me vote for the first time because i believe she really deserved that

    • @Layramis Exactly that's what I wanted to point out. Oh well it's all over no need to be salty about it anymore, and Barbara is a talented artist. Ci vediamo il prossimo anno 🇮🇹🇲🇫

  • awww the double kiss at the end 🥰

  • Who was the cameraman ? William? Jaja I’m so jealous he receive kisses from Barbara

    • I guess diego a wiwibloggs member

  • is she fruity

  • The Eurovision contestant I will remember first when asked about my favourite one.

  • For me Barbara is winner

  • She need to Interval Act To Perform In Junior Eurovision 2021 Host in Paris

  • Hope she's invited to Junior Eurovision

    • She will be i am so sure 🤩

  • The song is not my cup of tea, but she is a great singer, a great performer, and a very beautiful woman. And she had the better outfit, simple and elegant. Cheers from Italy.

  • I will never forget Barbara!!! 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  • I feel so empty now it’s over, I’d forgotten what PED felt like

    • Don't say anything anymore, it's hard to cope already xD

    • @irondasgr so happy for you!!!

    • @Daniela da Silva Nogueira Apart from everything that has to do with the winners, it's amazing. I don't really care if masses can't understand why Dami Im's was a masterpiece or why the jurys fell asleep on the brilliance of Volo. So, yes, you bet ya I do..

    • @irondasgr good for you! You must be really happy! I bet you really enjoy eurovision!

    • I am lucky and after 2014 I have disliked all the winners, the one after the other without any exception, so I am more disappointed than depressed. I have skipped PED this way.

  • What a lovely woman! I hope this gives a start to a big career for her as a singer :)

  • 0:25 how cute 🥺❤️

  • The French thought they were going to win and announce the new Edith Piaf instead the Italians came to ruin the party and they thought it was a good idea to denounce them for that nonsense of cocoina, shame on you !! They have shown that they have no European spirit.

    • @athos macchia paris match is a tabloid magazine at best, calling it a newspaper and its writers "journalists" is insulting to actual newspapers and journalists lol also they might have helped spread the rumour but it first came from a video posted on a dutch twitter account... the person even made other tweets after that saying they were proud of the mess they made or something like that.

    • @athos macchia Rumors were everywhere but the french public gave 10 points to Italy (which gave 1 point to France) so don't attack a people when we have recognized as a country the legitimacy of Italy in ranking high. Not only the french voters but the french delegation too has never gave into rumors, so please don't listen to the tv which wants to make you think that Barbara Pravi or the french people are a scandal magasine.

    • @athos macchia seriously the rumors were everywhere and the the French delegation refused to make a complaint about that, it’s media’s fault not French people or France. Media love talking about those things I hope Italians will get that and don’t think that the French try to put them them down

    • @MrPedro9128 There is no racism, in Italy there is no hatred towards the French, in this case someone made a mistake and is French, they also talk about it on the major Italian news programs.

    • the eternal racism of some Italians towards France, you are ridiculous

  • Wait... Is that dude on white long sleeves that Russian dude who's always on every audience every single Eurovision show when the host/s interact with the audience?

  • I don't want to generalize but I don't like the opinionated and grotesque way of acting that the French often have (not always and not all French). Accusing a guy of taking drugs on live TV in front of 200 million viewers, just because he makes a gesture that may seem so, it's stupid, shame on you. Having said that, I really like Barbara Pravi's song, I don't understand the words but she manages to convey many emotions to me with her drama, very good Barbara but the Maneskin deservedly won.

    • @Miss Cxnne x3 il principio di azione e reazione, stupidità muove stupidità, aimè

    • @Miss Cxnne x3 Yes Italy should apologize to Barbara...

    • I guess the french TV host is Cyril Hanouna. To be honest, he exasperates lots of French people since a very loonnngg time, not only Italians 😅. Personaly, I can't stand him (in French, we say "je ne peux pas le voir en peinture" 😆).

    • I want also to talk about the way of acting of Italians that blame her and spam a lot of injuries in her comments, I know that French people were rude but don’t forget about Italians too, both of them were rude.

    • @MP a french tv host not the whole country of france,get your head out of your ass

  • I will miss Barbara next year, and Gjon’s, ..Måneskin will be there next year so I’ll look forward to their next release. All are great artists( singers-songwriters).

  • We so proud of you 💪🏻💙

  • Barbara would have won too if they didn’t change to televote/jury split system. If the split system did not exist starting 2016 and the jury voting system changes in 2018, the winners of Eurovision from 2016 to 2021 are Dami, Salvador, Netta, (none in 2020), and Barbara. The split system has given us winners as Jamala, Salvador (same), Netta (same), none in 2020, and Måneskin. Again Italy is a deserved winner and they send in great entries all the time. France needs to work harder with the public.

  • Wonderful artist

  • don't be sad because of the 2nd place ... Italy was just much more popular with the people and France was more popular with the jury ... be proud of the 2nd place ... I actually thought that Switzerland would.

    • We are not sad ? We are just proud of her 🤭

    • @Alexandra Buggelsheim "Do you know all the people who chose this Edith Piaf copy or how do you know?" yes it looks like someone is hating and guess what...it's you ;)

    • @FgDh... the hater is you as you can see from your posting

    • @Alexandra Buggelsheim Go away hater.

    • @Perceval Mahbouyas ... I was just happy that you finished 2nd ... you don't allow Italy to win ... see drug thing ... by the way, Maneskin are drug-free, I read today. You and @aeongie are the ones who insult others and who you insulted are considered rude ... ridiculous

  • The classiest act by far in a very tough and super competitive ESC this year. Anyone of the top five would have been a deserving winner. In the end the televoters responded overwhelmingly for what was undeniably the most electrifying stage performance of the evening

  • I'm so mad at the people who started the rumors, because not only did they ruin Maneskin's win, but they also clouded italians' perception of the french delegation, which had nothing to do with the accusations. Brava Barbara, the song was amazing and very deserving of a podium finish. Love from italy. EDIT: IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T READ IT YET, EBU RELEASED A STATEMENT THAT CONFIRMS NO DRUGS WERE TAKEN BY DAMIANO, WHO ALSO SENT THEM THE RESULT OF THE TEST HE TOOK THIS MORNING (WHICH OF COURSE WAS NEGATIVE)

    • Bravo for this classy and refreshing comment, and bravo for the Italian victory, as well as the wonderful French performance. Indeed Barbara and the French delegation had nothing to do with it. It was a Swedish journalist who originally made this accusation, before it was picked up by private Twitter users from all over Europe, including a French trash TV host (Cyril Hanouna) on his personal account. No respectable mainstream French media outlet (Le Monde, Le Figaro, etc.) lent any credence to the rumours, but unfortunately, some Italian newspapers like Corriere della Sera published headlines like "The French have asked for disqualification..." and such, with one article even deliberately misquoting the French Foreign Affairs Minister on the matter. That was such a pity, as it really stoked ill-feeling towards France, whose televote even gave 10 points to Italy. The ESC's top five were all great this year, so this controversy is quite simply regrettable on all fronts.

    • @Ain't yours What are you talking about???? They aren't.

    • what do you mean

    • Maneskin are dopeheads 🤮 shame

    • @C M forse abbiamo esperienze diverse, che ci portano a conclusioni diverse. Nella mia esperienza ho molto in comune con gli spagnoli e albanesi e greci, assolutamente negativa con francesi e inglesi .... ma come detto potrebbe essere solo esperienze diverse

  • Italy is a deserved winner of Eurovision 2021. France is runner-up, but it doesn’t change the fact that France would have won under the old voting system, and much like Dami winning for Australia and not Jamala for Ukraine in 2016 under the previous voting system.

    • with the old system France would have been behind Italy for 1 point, still would've won italy

    • @YuGiOh Society very interesting indeed. Also you know that if my grandma had wheels she would have been a bike?

    • @Jaden Summer check out “France would have won Eurovision 2021 with the “old” voting system” by Vincent Mazoyer & you’ll read his explanation there.

    • @Jaden Summer If the EBU did not separate the televote and jury scores to add a cumulative score starting year 2016, and they did not change the average national jury score into a weighted national score starting year 2018, then yes France would have won over Italy by one point.

    • explain how they would have won

  • She should´ve won. Shame juries robbed her hard.

    • @juliettesirkis which should've went to Romania

    • @Verrottesok ok, Maneskin won a prize for the lyrics

    • @juliettesirkis Those songs were never going to do amazing in the juries. Italy did good in the juries which is very sus. France actually came 2nd in juries, but she should´ve finished 1st. I dont understand how Switz can win juries...

    • @juliettesirkis She won the artistic price of eurovision.

    • She was third in the jury vote... It was Italy, Ukraine, Finland and Lithuania the juries robbed.

  • The problem is with the Televote only the very popular songs get sufficient points. The Jury scores more countries get points.

  • According to reddit and another esc blog, France would have won with 284 points to Italy’s 283 points under the 2013-2015 voting system, the same one that propelled Måns, Conchita and Emmelie to take the Eurovision crown. And Duncan would have won 2019 jury under the old system prior to the EBU changes in 2018.

    • @Jaden Summer I’m not sure, but there were less countries competing and the system was jurors only. So we can use just the jury scores of the the countries that competed in 1968 to compare.

    • @Sonja Emery I’m just pointing out what we see isn’t the complete picture. If Barbara and Måneskin compete prior to the change things are diffident. And I think Måneskin are the winners since they won the televotes and that there are more voters than the small number of jurors.

    • @Sonja Emery I said nothing about not accepting the winner. Måneskin (and Italy) are the Eurovision 2021 winners. No doubt about that. Much like I accept the former US president as, or was, ours. Not sure if you’re American? Or you support the blue Donkey lol.. and thanks for letting me know. Of course systems change all the times. Televotes were not around until like modern times, 2000s, in Eurovision. What I’m saying is there is a table that lists all the converted score of this year to the previous voting system and France has 284 and Italy 283 and ... so on and so on. So I or anyone can use that list to compare with previous entries of 2013-2015. As I mentioned before, if Måneskin is going to compare to Il Volo, we can compare those converted scores. Now we can go the other way and convert 2015 scores to 2021 scores. The only issue with that is EBU uses some complicated weighted jury score since 2018. So it’s more feasible to compare retrospectively.

    • @Sonja Emery lol thanks for sorta translating that

    • @YuGiOh Society I think she says shes not obligated to reply in English.....well then why reply lol

  • O wiwibloggs thanks so much for this I am sooo happy Barabara got a second place with almost 500 points😍 I was really wanting Switzerland or France to win But they are in top 3 that's great Also 2 french songs in the top 🤩🤩 And both received marcel bezençon awards too🤩🤩 Hope both have a wonderful journey ahead and would love to see a collab between gjon and barbara Lots of congratulations, love😃

  • that fist bump after tells more than a thousand words about her

  • Barbara is out of this world. She is angel😭

    • I agree. Still shaken by her performance and Måneskin. I love the top 3. Wouldn’t mind in any order. All are 10/10 for me.

  • i am so happy that italy won and not france

    • @Empereur1789 shut up and sit down

    • @Sonja Emery Plus you continue to be salty against Barbara in your last reply, I hope that you're still a teenager for being such involved in this =)

    • @Sonja Emery So you were well insulting me (what I did not) thanks for recognizing that :)

    • @Empereur1789 if you can’t cope with someone else’s opinions then you do have problems yes............so yes I didn’t like the French song......it was 50 years out of date and it made my ears bleed. However, Italy was outstanding...vocally, musically and they totally owned it......now suck it up and stop trolling

    • @Sonja Emery I told that you were salty and it is the point cause you need to say how much you do not like the song and like that Italy won, when I pointed this fact you suggested that I had mental problems, and thus just because I show you what you are actually doing

  • The real winner.

    • 🤣🤣🤣

    • France won under the combined system of 2013 to 2015, check esc xtra and reddit

  • You'll always be the winner in my eyes Barbara well done!!!! 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

  • Barbara is so sweet! Well Done on an incredible performance✨👏

  • Barbara got a higher score than 2019 winner Duncan Laurence. Barbara 499 points Duncan 498 points.

    • @Zeki Ünal Italy only won because it's Italy. "A song from Italy has to be good". Måneskin made a decent show, but their song had almost nothing to do with music. Barbara Pravi brought us music!

    • @Zeki Ünal Doesn't mean you can't appreciate this entry more

    • @Simona Bianca Calma te Contadina...

    • @Zeki Ünal Troll

    • @Zeki Ünal What could he possibly have been implying ? If Barbara got a higher score than Duncan, Italy being the winner, OBVIOUSLY Maneskin did better as well. He was making *an observation* You may have won but it’s a loser’s attitude you and many other Italians have right here, constantly feeling the need to comment on France related videos to shout in our faces that you won and we ended up 2nd as if it was so rare for you to win that you can’t help it. *WE KNOW* and we’re proud of that high score because that’s our best result in 30 years and we loved Barbara 🥰

  • She’s lovely.

  • it's a shame France started the rumour about Italy bc they couldn't get their own way as usual. but she did well.

    • @Rosey cooks I'm not even Italian but I agree. French people just have no shame smh.

    • @Rosey cooks I... you can stay and deny everything but It won't change the truth. Go on the eurovision reddit, there is the proof you want.

    • @Hikaru 78 no. You are the one who is wrong. I’ve seen it for myself. These useless babies did it back in 2006 for being 2nd at the World Cup and they did it again at Eurovision 2021. They need help and need to realise that you can’t win everything.

    • @Rosey cooks It's not an opinion, it's a fact. You are wrong.

    • @Lucas Charrassier also I’m not blaming the french singer I’m talking about the public in France

  • We love you barbara!

  • So proud of Barbara. Thank you Europe for the Second place and loving our song. And Barbara give us the biggest score ever for our contry 499 points.

    • We in the UK voted for her! We loved it!!! 💖🇬🇧🇫🇷

    • @Noah Hubert she deserved 12points also from the jury

    • @Anthony G. But your televote got us points so thank you.

    • some juries didnt give any point to France like my country Belgium , shame from us

    • She was the best