Loïc Nottet has taken to Twitter to deny rumors that he is returning to Eurovision as a the writer of this years Belgian entry.
Loïc took to Twitter to deny false rumors that he is set to return to Eurovision for Belgium. The singer who represent Belgium in 2015 was rumored to be writing the song that will represent the nation in Tel Aviv, however Loic has now stated that this is not correct. He tweeted;
A false rumor seems to be running about me 🙈! For those who ask, it is not I who will compose and write the song for the Euro this year.
Loïc Nottet performed “Rhythm Inside” for Belgium in Vienna, Austria taking the nation to their first final since 2013. He finished 4th in the final which was the nations best result since the 2003 contest in Riga, Latvia.
Belgium were represented by Sennek at the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal. However, she failed to reach the Grand Final, placing 12th in the semi-final with her song “A Matter Of Time”.
Source: Loic Nottet
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.