Last year, Belgium finished in 10th place with Laura Tesoro’s “What’s the Pressure” at the 61st Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm. This year, the Belgian national broadcasters have internally selected their participant in the hope of improving upon that result further.
Blanche, also known as Ellie Delvaux, was a former participant of The Voice of Belgium. Ellie reached the show’s semi-finals and was contacted by Pierre Dumoulin of the band Roscoe following her participation in the internationally popular show-format. After working with her on new music and discussing the possibility of representing the nation with RTBF, their combined efforts were chosen to showcase the talent of Belgium in Kyiv next May.
A total of 43 countries will be participating in the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. No countries will be debuting in this year’s contest, however, both Portugal and Romania are returning to the contest after one year away. Bosnia & Herzegovina has withdrawn from the contest due to financial difficulties.
The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is being held on May 13 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The first semi-final is scheduled for May 9, with the second semi-final taking place on May 11.