Another day, another confirmation, Flandish broadcaster VRT has confirmed to ESCToday that it will be participating in next year’s competition, with their 2023 participation being their 64th appearance in the competition.
Belgium’s selection method to be confirmed
With Belgium confirming their participation in next year’s competition, VRT is yet to confirm the selection method of their Eurovision 2023 representative. During their last participation for Belgium, VRT internally selected Hooverphonic to represent them in Rotterdam, where they managed to place 19th with 74 points.
In the lead-up to Eurovision 2022, rumors began that VRT is considering a national selection to select its representative. However, they were unable to confirm nor deny this. At the time of writing, it is yet unknown how Belgium will select its representative.
Belgium’s Eurovision Journey
Belgium has taken part in every Eurovision Song Contest since 1956; however they have only ever won once; in 1986 with Sandra Kim singing the song ‘J’amie la vie’, scoring 176 points. In 2022, Belgium was represented by Jérémie Makiese with the song “Miss You”. Makiese came 19th scoring 64 points in the Grand Final.
Are you excited that Belgium is back at Eurovision for 2023? Would you like to see Belgium use a national selection to pick its representative? Who would you like to see represent Belgium next year? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we gear up for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: ESCToday
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