As the weeks go by, we get more and more information about upcoming national finals. Belgian outlet HLN is now reporting that Eurosong 2023 is likely to take place between the 7th and 14th of January, with the latter being proposed as the date for the final of Eurosong 2023.
What we know about Eurosong 2023
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 invitation only. We previously reported that Peter Van de Viere is likely to host the national final.
One artist rumored to be taking part in Eurosong 2023 is 2010’s Belgium representative Tom Dice. HLN has reported he may take part in the national final alongside his wife Kato Callebaut, as part of the duo “The Starlings”. Tom finished 6th at the 2010 contest, with his song “Me and My Guitar”. Other names rumored to be taking part are Cherine, who HLN describes as a “Diamond in the rough”, as well as an artist named Loredana.
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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