More news emerging from Belgium today. After confirming their participation at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, things are moving quickly, as it was revealed that their representative will be revealed on September 15. Belgium’s Eurovision 2022 representative will appear at Vivacité at the program Le 8/9.
Who will represent Belgium in Italy?
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. The network 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? We’ll find out next week.
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.
Are you excited that Belgium will be participating in next year’s competition? Who do you think should follow Hooverphonic’s footsteps and represent Belgium in Italy? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
News Source: Songfestival.Be
Photo Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses