Franck Riester said that the song ” broke my ears a little” when he heard it on the radio.
But it's not the artistic quality that he objects to but the fact that half of the song – and its title – are in English.
Singer Tom Leeb – son of French comedian Michel Leeb – unveiled his Eurovision song The Best in Me on Sunday.
— France 2 (@France2tv) February 16, 2020
The song has alternating couplets of French and English, a decision that has not pleased everyone in France.
Riester made his comments in the French parliament in response to a question from a fellow MP.
He said: “It's true that the chorus is in English, it broke my ears a little this morning on the radio.