Sennek has become the first artist to confirm her appearance at the Eurovision Spain Pre-Party 2018, while she’ll also take to the stage in Amsterdam.
Sennek (Laura Groeseneken) has been revealed as participating in two of the main Eurovision preview events ahead of this years contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Sennek is the first singer to be confirmed as taking part in the Eurovision Spain Pre-Party in Madrid, while she joins an ever expanding list for Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam.
The dates of the events are as follows:
- Eurovision in Concert – April 14
- Eurovision Spain Pre-Party – April 20-21
At the end of September last year, it was announced that 27-year-old Laura Groeseneken would represent Belgium at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. This early announcement made her the first confirmed artist of the new Eurovision season.
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.