In typical Belgian style, the nation are the first to announce their act yet again for Eurovision. In 2020 Belgium will be represented by Indie Synth group Hooverphonic.
Flemish broadcaster VRT share the responsibility of overseeing the Belgian Eurovision pick with Walloon broadcaster RTBF. The two broadcasting companies take it year about, and in 2020 it is VRT’s turn. They have wasted no time and are the first nation to reveal their artist when they made the announcement last night.
They have opted for Hooverphonic, a three piece who have enjoyed a 25 year long career in the Belgian music industry with hit singles such as ‘Mad About You’, ‘2Wicky’, ‘Romantic’ and ‘Eden’. Comprised of producer and songwriter Alex Callier and guitarist Raymond Geerts, the band have replaced their lead singer numerous times over their 25 year history. The most recent addition to the band is Luka Cruysbergh who won the Voice of Flanders in 2017 and joined the band the following year.
Later this month the band will embark on an extensive European tour, all the while working on the Eurovision song which they will debut in early 2020. The song is to be written by all three band members and they have revealed it is already at demo stage and will be in English.
Belgium had enjoyed a strong showing at Eurovision in recent years with top ten results from Loic Nottet, Laura Tesoro and Blanche (2015-2017), however the last two years have seen Sennek (2018) and Eliot (2019) not qualify for the Grand Final.
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