This week, Belgium’s Eurosong 2023 participants have been choosing their entry that they will perform in the final on Saturday. The final act to choose their entry were The Starlings, who have chosen to perform “Rollercoaster” in the Eurosong 2023 final.
What we know about Eurosong 2023?
Throughout the week, the Eurosong 2023 artists have performed and chosen their songs for Saturday’s final. The final line up is as follows!
|Song selection date||Artist||Chosen Song||Songwriters|
|9th January||Loredana||“You Lift Me Up“||Udo Mechels, Loredana De Amicis, John Miles Jr., Pat Krimson|
|10th January||Chérine||“Ça m’ennuie pas“||Chérine Mroue, François Welgryn, William Rousseau|
|11th January||Hunter Falls||“Ooh La La“||Tchiah Ommar Abdulrahman, Michael Garvin|
|11th January||Ameerah||“The Carnival“||Astrid Roelants, Zac Poor|
|12th January||gala dragot||“T’inquiète”||Jan Lemmens, Yello Staelens, Gala Aliaj|
|13th January||Gustaph||“Because Of You“||Stef Caers, Jaouad Alloul|
|13th January||The Starlings||“Rollercoaster”||Kato Callebaut, Tom Eeckhout, Laurell Barker, Thomas Stengaard, Andreas Stone Johansson|
The final will take place on Saturday 14th January at 20:20 local time. The show will be hosted by Peter Van de Veire. The show will take place from Palais 12 In Brussels. Eurosong’s 2023 winner will be decided by 50% jury voting and 50% televoting. Past Belgian representatives Laura Tesoro and Jérémie Makiese will sit on the professional jury alongside Eurovision 2009 winner Alexander Rybak and Eurovision 2021 host Nikki de Jager.
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.
What do you think of The Starlings’ choice for the Eurosong 2023 final? Do you think they have made the right decision? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 approaches!
News Source: VRT
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