The confirmations continue to keep on rolling, for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. The next country to confirm their participation is Belgium. RTBF has confirmed to ESCToday that they will be participating in next year’s competition, who will be overseeing their participation for 2022, after VRT overseeing Belgium’s participation for the past two years (due to the cancellation of the 2020 contest).
Their confirmation would mean, that this will be Belgium’s 63rd participation in the competition since their debut in 1956.
How will Belgium select their Eurovision 2022 representative
With Belgium confirming their participation in next year’s competition, RTBF is yet to confirm the selection method of their Eurovision 2022 representative. Since 2013, RTBF has continually internally selected its representative, where it has mostly qualified for the Grand Final, with the exception of 2019, where Eliot didn’t make it past the semi-final.
Whilst RTBF is overseeing Belgium’s Eurovision 2022 participation, who also airs The Voice Belgique; its recent winner Jérémie Makiese has expressed his interest, in representing Belgium in the future. Do you think RTBF should take him up on the offer?
Belgium’s Eurovision Journey
As one of the countries to debut in 1956, Belgium was represented by Fud Leclerc with the song “Messieurs les noyés de la Seine” and Monny Marc with the song “Le plus beau jour de ma vie”. Since then, Belgium has participated 62 times, 52 of which where they qualified for the Grand Final, and have won the competition once (1986).
Belgium’s recent participation, saw them being represented by Hooverphonic with the song “The Wrong Place”, where they managed to qualify for the Grand Final once again. During their participation, Hooverphonic managed to place 19th in the competition, receiving 74 points from the Jury and Televoters.
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News Source: ESCToday
Photo Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses