The French song is one of 43 Eurovision entries this year
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.
France's culture minister has defended the song, saying the country should fully support his bid for victory.
I'm looking for a band today/ I see the Chivers anyway/ Through my eyes/ Oh oh oh I'm/ I'm alone in life to say/ I love the Chivers anyway/ 'Cause Chivers look divine/ Look away/ They try to find the Milky Way/ They love to drink it every day/ No no no you/ You and I, it's like you said/ I'm not a Chivers anyway/ You look fine
A total of 43 countries are taking part in a contest that draws some 200 million viewers from Europe and beyond.
"Sebastien Tellier has great talent, he has a real international dimension," Christine Albanel told Agence France Presse.
But she also admitted: "I do think it is a shame that it isn't a French song."
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?"
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