Belgium’s entry for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest has been released.
“Wake Up” by Eliot Vassamillet premiered this morning on MNM’s breakfast show, and has since been released on the official Eurovision YouTube channel. The song has been written by Pierre Dumoulin from the Roscoe group, who was the co-author of Blanche’s “City Lights”, which finished 4th.
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.
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.