Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck has created the outfit that Eliot will be wearing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
VRT has revealed that Walter Van Beirendonck from Brecht in northern Belgium, has designed the outfit that Eliot will be wearing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Walter has been a fashion designer since 1980 and has previously worked with the likes of U2, he is known for his bold use of patterns.
Walter has created outfits for Eliot in the run up to the Eurovision Song Contest. When the singer returned to the Voice Belgique, Eliot wore a jacket that was created by the designer.
The lighting for Eliot’s performance of “Wake Up” has been created by Jean-Jacques Marotte. Jean-Jacques worked on the staging of Belgium’s entry in 2017, “City Lights” by Blanche.
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.