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Belgium: 1.74 Million Watched The Final of Eurovision 2017

Across Belgium over 1.74 million viewers watched as Blanche took the country to fourth place in the final of Eurovision 2017.

Viewing figures in Walloon reached a high not seen since the 2000 contest in Stockholm, while VRT reported a drop in viewers compared to 2016. In total 497,957 views watched on La Une, while 1,242,220 viewers watched Een on Saturday night, totaling 1,740,177 viewers. Een reported a peak viewing figure of 1,628,017 viewers when Blanche performed, while figures peaked on La Une at 652,517 viewers during the voting.

In total, just under one in five Belgians (17%), or 1,744,956 different people, watched the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This represents almost 4 out of 10 viewers in southern Belgium and 6 out of 10 in the north.

Blanche finished fourth in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, performing the song “City Lights”. Blanche scored a total of 363 points, this included 108 points from the jury and 255 points from the public. The fourth place result is joint third best result Belgium has had in the competition.

Belgium has already confirmed that they will be participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. VRT will internally select their singer for next years competition in Portugal.

Source: RTBF

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