Eliot and Blanche, who represented Belgium at Eurovision 2017, have performed this years entry “Wake Up” together.
Eliot has been joined by Blanche to perform a stripped back version of this years entry “Wake Up”. Blanche has joined Eliot in Tel Aviv, and will be supporting him on as he competes in Semi-Final One on Tuesday night.
Blanche performed “City Lights” for Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine bringing the nation a 4th place finish. She is the most successful entrant from Belgium since Urban Trad represented the nation in 2003.
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.