Belgium

#ESCAPED: How Belgium Avoided ‘Nul Points’ In The Grand Final

In this series from Eurovision Ireland, we will be taking a look at the participating countries and their entries that have avoided the dreaded ‘Nul Points’ in the Grand Final – thanks to just one other participating country. Today we look at Belgium.

1961

In 1961, Belgium was represented by Bob Benny in Cannes. “September, gouden roos” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the Luxembourg Jury awarding Belgium just 1 point. Belgium finished joint 15th/last.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

1963

In 1963, Belgium was represented by Jacques Raymond in London. “Waarom?” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the Austrian Jury awarding Belgium 4 points. Belgium finished 10th out of a field of 16.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

1985

In 1985, Belgium was represented by Linda Lepomme in Gothenburg. “Laat me nu gaan” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the Turkish Jury awarding Belgium 7 points. Belgium finished 19th/last.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

1988

In 1988, Belgium was represented by Reynaert in Dublin. “Laissez briller le soleil” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the French Jury awarding Belgium 5 points. Belgium finished 18th out of a field of 21.

Video: YouTube/setheurovision94

1993

In 1993, Belgium was represented by Barbara Dex in Millstreet. “Lemand als jij” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the German Jury awarding Belgium 3 points. Belgium finished 25th/last.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

2000

In 2000, Belgium was represented by Nathalie Sorce in Stockholm. “Envie de vivre” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the North Macedonian Jury awarding Belgium 2 points. Belgium finished 24th/last.

Video: YouTube/2000ESC2003

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

Categories: Belgium, Eurovision 2020

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