Eliot has given his first televised performance of the Belgian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, “Wake Up”.
Eliot returned to the stage of The Voice Belgique last night as he performed his song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Eliot’s performance comes after two appearances at Eurovision preview parties in the past weeks.
Songfestival.be reports that the drummers and dancers are likely to be joining Eliot on stage in Tel Aviv. Furthermore two backing singers will travelling to Israel for the Belgian performance. Both have previously taken part in The Voice Belgique Renato (Series 1) and Julien (Series six)
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.
Eliot will be performing the song “Wake Up” in Tel Aviv, the song was written by Pierre Dumoulin, who wrote the Belgian entry in 2017.
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.