Jérémie Makiese the winner of the latest season of The Voice Belgique has expressed his wish to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Jérémie Makiese the winner of The Voice Belgique has expressed his wish to represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022. He told La Meuse that “I would like to do Eurovision next year”.
The singer has a strong chance of being chosen to compete in the contest as in 2022 the Belgian representative is selected by RTBF who also produce The Voice Belgique, whose team also works on the contest.
RTBF has opted since 2013 to select singers from The Voice Belgique to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest. Belgium’s best result in the past decade came in 2015 when Loïc Nottet finished 4th in Vienna, he had finished 2nd in The Voice Belgique.
The Belgian broadcaster is expected to announce details regarding the nation’s Eurovision selection in October or November.
Image Source: RTBF | Source: La Meuse
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.