Presenter and journalist Danira Boukhriss Terkessidis will reveal the results of the Belgian jury at the final of Eurovision 2018.
27-year-old presenter and journalist Danira Boukhriss Terkessidis will be the Belgian spokesperson for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Danira who has worked at VRT since 2012, she is most well-known for her work on news reporting, but also presents entertainment programs for the network.
VRT has also launched a competition to find the best backdrop image for the Belgian spokesperson. Anyone is able to take part, all you have to do is take your best photograph of Brussels at night. The best three will then be voted on by the public, with the winner being selected as the backdrop and seen by millions of viewers across the world. For more details click here.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be broadcast live on één with Peter Van de Veire providing commentary. Peter has been the lead commentator for the Flemish broadcaster at the Eurovision Song Contest since 2014 and in 2012 he announced the results of the Belgian voting.
At the end of September last year, it was announced that Sennek would represent Belgium at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. This early announcement made her the first confirmed artist of the new Eurovision season. She has previously described her song for Lisbon as “a pop song, but not a typical one. Not even for the Eurovision Song Contest. It is a bit mysterious.” Sennek wrote and composed the song herself.
Sennek will perform fourth in the first semi-final on May 8. She will be hoping to continue Belgium’s recent run of good results in the contest, by becoming the fourth consecutive Belgian act to finish in the top ten.
Source: Eurovision Belgium
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.