Luka has revealed that she was dropped from Hooverphonic via a Zoom call without any warning from Alex Callier and Raymond Geerts.
Speaking to VRT Luka has revealed that she had no prior warning that she was going to be dropped from Hooverphonic and replaced by former lead singer Geike Arnaert. The singer was told via a Zoom call that she would be remove from the group, with an in person meeting not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Luka said that it has taken her a few days to come to terms with the news. She added:
My parents are sorry, but they are also happy that I am going my own way…They are curious about how I am going to perform and my own style.
It was announced on November 9 that Geike Arnaert would be returning to Hooverphonic having been the lead singer between 1997 to 2008. Hooverphonic came under criticism following Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light after the group failed to take part in a group performance at the end of the show.
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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.