Moments ago, RTBF revealed on Vivacité at the program Le 8/9. that the winner of season 9 of The Voice Belgique Jérémie Makiese will be representing Belgium at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, and will be Belgium’s 63rd representative in the competition. Jérémie’s confirmation comes, as he previously expressed his interest in representing Belgium in the competition.
The Voice Belgique winner to represent Belgium in Italy
Jérémie is mostly known for winning the ninth season of The Voice Belgique, where she was mentored by Beverly Jo Scott (who co-wrote Belgium’s Eurovision 2015 entry Rhythm Inside by Loïc Nottet). Jérémie joins the ranks of artists who have represented Belgium as well as participating at The Voice Belgique (Roberto Bellarosa, Loïc Nottet, Blanche, and Eliot.)
As Jérémie is confirmed to be Belgium’s next Eurovision representative, it is yet to be confirmed when his Eurovision entry will be released.
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: RTBF
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