Sennek will be seen sailing through Lisbon, as the Belgian participant films her postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Sennek has traveled to Portugal to become the latest artist to film her postcard for Eurovision 2018. Lisbon will be the backdrop for the Belgian postcard with the river Tagus as a backdrop, and a focus on the Port of Lisbon.
The story of the postcard will see Sennek travel to the Port of Lisbon which underwent rejuvenation during the 1990s. In the Port she is met by a captain and boards sailboat, which she sails along the river. Among the sites that viewers will see in the background of the postcard will be the 25 de Abril bridge.
This will not be the first time that Sennek will perform in Lisbon. She previously performed at the Belgian Embassy in Lisbon nine years ago. She does not know what to expect at the Eurovision Song Contest:
“I expect a lot of people and that it will be a place where creative things will start, just like the World Expo in Milan”.
Although Sennek did not plan to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest, she accepted the offer because it was a once in a lifetime offer. “I am going to do my very best for Belgium, but the expectations are high because of the good results of Loïc Nottet, Laura Tesoro and Blanche. That gives me an extra push. I will go to the Eurovision Song Contest to win. This is not something silly for me”.
The date when Sennek’s song for Lisbon has yet to be revealed. Sennek was announced as the Belgian representative for Lisbon in September, making her the first competing act for the 2018 contest to be revealed.
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.