A French MP has said he is outraged that the song chosen to represent the nation in the Eurovision song contest has English lyrics.
Jacques Myard, of the UMP party, has urged the company that runs most of France's TV networks to reconsider.
Sebastien Tellier's entry, entitled Divine, combines both English and French lyrics with electro music.
....Mr Myard told the BBC that allowing an English song to represent France was a fiasco: "The French language is the tool of a huge industry in terms of cultural influence and if we French give up our language, what do you think the others will say?"
....Mr Tellier, whose album is called Sexuality, defended his choice, saying he needed to use the English language to achieve his artistic goals.
"To explain the vision of French people of sexuality and of life and so, to be understood, I need to sing in English," he said.