The Mayor of Mons invited Eliot Vassamillet to the city hall and shown his support the 17-years-old Eurovision journey.
Straight out of school Eliot Vassamillet met the Mayor of Mons today, as the city show their support of the Eurovision hopeful. 17-year-old Eliot was born in Mons and has lived in the city his entire life. Eliot became interested in music at the age of 7 when his parents gave him a guitar, it set of a journey that has resulted in him representing Belgium at Eurovision 2019.
Eliot’s Mum revealed that following guitar lessons it was his teachers that recognised that Eliot could be a talented singer. Her son’s participation in The Voice Belgique came as a surprise to the family, with Eliot announcing one evening that he had applied without speaking to them first.
According to Lavenir.net Nicolas was first told that he would represent Belgium in Israel in mid-December. Since then a number of meetings regarding his Eurovision participation have taken place.
Nicolas Martin the Mayor of Mons stated that he is open to organising an open air screening of his semi-final to bring the city of just under 100,000 together to support the singer. The Mayor added;
We are all behind you and we are ready to cross the border to vote for you
Who is Eliot Vassamillet?
Eliot Vassamillet participated in one live show on The Voice Belgique, and was a member of Slimane’s team. Eliot’s selection continues RTBF’s decision to select who have participated in The Voice Belgique as the Belgian entrant for Eurovision.
Source: Lavenir.net / Image Source – Lavenir.net / Ugo Petropoulos
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.