There has been lots of news and speculation over the past few weeks regarding Belgium’s 2023 selection “Eurosong 2023”. This is the first time the nation is using a national final since 2016. Belgian broadcaster VRT has now confirmed the 7 artists that will take part in the selection.
VRT confirms “Eurosong 2023” artists.
VRT previously announced that artists would be invited to take part in Eurosong 2023. The artists the broadcaster selected are as follows:
- Hunter Falls
- Loredana de Amicis
- The Starlings
- gala dragot
It has now been confirmed that show will take place from Paleis 12 on January 14th. Each artist will each compete with two entries, which will be revealed daily from January 9th.
We previously reported that Peter Van de Veire would host Eurosong 2023. Peter said the following about the national final selection.
The fact that so many young people want to participate in the national qualifications is a great pleasure. It is impressive to see how diverse the artists are who have made songs for Eurosong 2023. With Olympic enthusiasm, full of talent and the realization that this is still a matter of state interest. “We Want to Win!” they all sing here and in Liverpool.Peter Van De Veire on the Eurosong 2023 selection
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: VRT
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