Over the course of April and May, on the lead up to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that are participating this year in Rotterdam. Today, we celebrate Belgium.
Belgium debuted at the Contest in 1956, in Lugano, Switzerland. Fud Leclerc took part with his entry “Messieurs les noyés de la Seine”, while Mony Marc took part with her entry “Le plus beau jour de ma vie”. Scoring at the inaugural Contest was kept secret and video footage no longer exits.
The most successful entry from Belgium was in 1986, when the Contest took place in Bergen, Norway, Sandra Kim finished in first place with her entry “J’aime la vie”, scoring 176 points. This included five sets of twelve points from Finland, France, Ireland, Portugal and Turkey.
The most recent Belgian entry was due to be in 2020, when the cancelled Contest was due to take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Hooverphonic was due to represent Belgium with their entry “Release Me”.
This year, Belgium will be represented by Hooverphonic with their song “The Wrong Place”. Will Hooverphonic take Belgium to their second victory?
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Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland