On 9 February 2017, Alma was announced as the French representative to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with the song "Requiem". As France is a member of the "Big Five", she automatically advanced to the final, held on 13 May 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine.
It was discovered during the week of 17 February 2017 that the artist's song had been recorded and performed prior to the EBU's submission deadline, 1 September 2016, which therefore violated the EBU's song submission policy. Further research shows that Alma's song was performed at the end of January 2015. While the French broadcaster had claimed they were not in breach of the EBU's submission rules, there had been no ultimate decision regarding the disqualification of France 2 from the contest up until then. It was reported on 21 February 2017 that Alma and her crew were in the production of a bilingual version of her song—the two languages being French and English—which implies that the act has ultimately not been disqualified from the contest.