Tom Leeb (born 21 March, 1989) is a French actor, singer and comedian. He would have represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 at Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with the song "The Best in Me".
Son of humorist Michel Leeb and journalist Béatrice Malicet, Tom Leeb was born in Paris in 1989. He is the youngest in the family, after Fanny (born in 1986) and Elsa (born in 1988).
In 2003, he played in the theater with his father in Madame Doubtfire. He studied theater, cinema, singing and dance in New York for five years.
In 2013, he was chosen for the role of Tom in the series Sous le soleil de Saint-Tropez, then played the role of Adrien in an episode Section de recherches. The same year, he played in the film Paroles.
He appeared in the film Avis de mistral, with Jean Reno in 2014. The same year, he formed a comic duet with the actor Kevin Levy and together they created their first show Kevin et Tom. The two comedians were the opening act of Gad Elmaleh at the Olympia then went on tour on Parisian stages. In parallel with their show, they launched a new format, mini-video sequences of around 3 minutes entitled: "How ...".
In march 2018, he released his first single Are We Too Late under the Roy Music label. He is inspired by artists like John Mayer, Matt Corby or even Ben Howard.
On January 14, 2020, the public national television channel France 2 announced that it has selected Tom Leeb to represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, scheduled for May 16 , with his song Mon alliée (The Best in Me). The competition was cancelled on March 18, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. On June 19 2020, Leeb confirmed that he would not represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
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