Alex Callier has revealed that Hooverphonic have just two songs left in the running for them to perform at Eurovision 2021.
Speaking to VTM Nieuws about the past year, Alex Callier has spoken about Hooverphonic’s preparations for next years Eurovision Song Contest. In the interview he revealed that there are two songs that are currently ready for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 but that:
We still haven’t decided, we have two top-top songs and we just can’t choose.
Hooverphonic were first due to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020 before the contest was cancelled. VRT confirmed that they would compete again in the 2021 contest earlier this year.
The group have had a number of controversial moments during the past year including the groups absence from Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light. While Luka the former lead singer of the group was dropped by Alex Callier from the band via Zoom, to be replaced by former lead singer Geike Arnaert.
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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.