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WATCH: France Gives You Nearly Nude Hot Military Dudes (i.e., A Reason To Care About Eurovision)

We’re still more than two months out from the Eurovision Song Contest final on May 26, but with all of the 42 participating countries now having picked their national crooning representatives, the jockeying to see who can become Europe’s newest pop/schlock royalty has begun.

And speaking of Jockeys, blessed France has just released the sizzling official video for “Echo (You and I),” its 2012 Eurovision entry (above).

The clip is hyped up on homoerotics, with a pack of incredibly hot military men who—when not whistling, sewing and making out with each other through their gas masks—enjoy just hanging out together in their tighty-whities. (As reader Tomer points out, the male lead here is Israeli model Yonatan Wegman.)

Oh yeah, the singer’s pretty smokin’ too: She’s 37-year-old Indonesian-born Anggun (left), who’s been charting across Europe and Asia for a decade and a half.

“Echo,” which actually begins after a 45-second bit featuring none other than gay god Jean Paul Gaultier, is pretty dang good, especially as Eurovision songs go.

If the gays have anything to say about it (which in this realm, they always do), France and Anggun will do well in the May final.

Ready for more Eurovision? Never fear, yours truly is a shameless aficionado who’ll be bringing you all sorts of Euro-ridiculousness in the weeks to come.

Images via YouTube and Ueli Frey