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Belgium: Blanche Planning To Release Debut Album in 2018

Blanche this years Belgian singer in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has stated she plans to release her debut album next year.

The singer revealed her plans in an interview with at the London Eurovision Party 2017. Blanche stated that she is working with Pierre Dumoulin who co-wrote “City Lights”. Fans of Blanche will however have to wait until next year, with the singer currently still studying at school and having opted to take a gap year to focus on music before University.

Blanche is one of the youngest singers in this years competition being just 17 years old. She added that going to school and competing in Eurovision is, saying sometimes she has to miss school but that it’s okay as she is good student.

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.

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Belgium was one of the original seven nations to participate in the first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. To date the country has won the contest only once in 1986. Sandra Kim won the contest with the song “J’aime la vie”, her victory was not without controversy when it emerged that Sandra was just 13 years old, two years younger than the age restriction at the time. In the late 00s Belgium struggled in the contest failing to reach the final annually from 2005 until 2010, when Tom Dice finished 6th in the final with 143 points. Belgium has finished last at the contest six times, including two sets of nul points.

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