The Belgian entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be revealed on September 15.
RTBF, the Belgian French-language broadcaster, will reveal the name of the Belgian entrant for Eurovision 2022 during Le 8/9 on VivaCité radio, which will be broadcast between 08:00 and 09:00 CET on September 15. It is expected that only the entrant will be revealed, with the entry being revealed at a later date. This will be the third time in four year that Belgium will be the first country to reveal their Eurovision entrant. Sennek and Hooverphonic were the first acts to be announced for the 2018 and 2020 contests respectively.
Jérémie Makiese, winner of The Voice Belgique 2021, has previously stated his desire to represent Belgium at Eurovision 2022.
Hooverphonic represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song “The Wrong Place”. They qualified for the final, bringing Belgium to the final for the first time since 2017, and finished 19th with 74 points.
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Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.