The seven participants in Belgium’s Eurosong will select their final entry through a series of live shows next week on Eén. Each participant has selected two songs, and will consult with the other competing artists before choosing which of their songs they will be taking through to the final on 14th January.
The song selections will take place across a series of daily live shows, with the schedule as follows:
Eurosong 2023 Schedule
Monday 9th January
- Loredana will present both of her songs and decide which song she will perform in the final
Tuesday 10th January
- Chérine will present both of her songs and decide which song she will perform in the final
- Hunter Falls will present his first song
Wednesday 11th January
- Hunter Falls will present his second song and decide which song he will perform in the final
- Ameerah will present both of her songs and decide which song she will perform in the final
Thursday 12th January
- Gala Dragot will present both of her songs and decide which song she will perform in the final
- Gustaph will present his first song
Friday 13th January
- Gustaph will present his second song and decide which song he will perform in the final
- The Starlings will present both of their songs and decide which song they will perform in the final
What songs are taking part in Eurosong 2023?
The seven artists taking part in Eurosong 2023 are:
|Ameerah||“Armageddon” / “The Carnival”|
|Chérine||“Mon Étoile” / “Ça m’ennuie pas”|
|Gala Dragot||“Emotion Ollie” / “T’inquiète”|
|Gustaph||“Because of You” / “The Nail”|
|Hunter Falls||“Home” / “Ooh La La”|
|Loredana||“Dream in Colours” / “You Lift Me Up”|
|The Starlings||“Oceanside” / “Rollercoaster”|
Snippets of each of the songs can be heard here.
What else do we know about Eurosong 2023?
Belgium returns to a national final format this year, with their entry to be decided by a 50/50 jury and televote. Recently, broadcaster VRT announced the 15 jury members for the selection, including Alexander Rybak, Laura Tesoro, Jérémie Makiese, and Nikkie de Jager.
The shows will be hosted by Peter Van de Veire from Paleis 12.
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: ESC Discord
Photo Credit: VRT