Peter Van de Veire will be providing commentary for VRT at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Radio and television presenter Peter Van de Veire will be returning the commentary booth again this year as the commentator for VRT. Peter Van de Veire has been the lead commentator for the Flemish broadcaster since 2012 and has also previously been the Belgian spokesperson.
Coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest on VRT will be spread over two channels this year. Eén will broadcast the first semi-final in which Belgium is competing, plus the Grand Final. While Ketnet will be broadcasting the second semi-final due to election broadcasts on the networks secondary channel.
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.