After previously announcing that Belgium will use Eurosong to find their Eurovision 2023 representative. Further details on how Belgium’s selection process for Eurovision 2023 will take place have been revealed.
Seven artists are set to take part in Eurosong 2023, where they will each compete with two songs. The viewers will decide which of the two songs each artist will perform in the Eurofest 2023 final. The selection will take place in Brussels at the Paleis 12. It was previously announced that artists will be selected by invite only, with the competing artists to be announced in due course.
Belgium’s Eurovision Journey
Belgium was one of the debutant countries at the beginning of the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1956. Back in 1956, countries could submit two songs, and for Belgium that year, ‘Messieurs les noyes de la Seine’ by Fud Leclerc and ‘Le plus beau jour de ma vie’ by Mony Marc represented the nation. To this day we do not know the final results of Eurovision 1956. Belgium have 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.
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News Source: HLN
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