Category Archives: Belgium

412 Geef Het Op – Clouseau (Belgium, 1991)

Following on from Si Tu Aimes Ma Musique (see No. 413) we come to another entry from Belgium, this time sung in Dutch. Dutch is the official language of the Flanders region –  the northern part of Belgium bordering the Netherlands. For cultural reasons … Continue reading

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413 Si Tu Aimes Ma Musique – Stella (Belgium, 1982)

To compete in Eurovision twice is common, to compete in Eurovision three times is rarer, to compete in Eurovision three times and sing in two different languages is rarer still (see No. 438; No. 433), but to compete three times … Continue reading

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423 Judy Et Cie – Pierre Rapsat (Belgium, 1976)

In 2005’s Les Plus Grands Belges – the Belgian equivalent of the BBC’s 100 Greatest Britons – Pierre Rapsat was voted the 51st Greatest Belgian, some way ahead of acclaimed jazz musician Django Reinhardt (at 76th) and Flemish tennis player … Continue reading

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428 Sanomi – Urban Trad (Belgium, 2003)

More than three quarters of all Eurovision entries are sung in English these days for the simple reason it is the most widely understood language in Europe and so English language songs are likely to have the broadest appeal. So far so obvious, … Continue reading

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477 1 Life – Xandee (Belgium, 2004)

Xandee was the nom-de-guerre of Flemish singer Sandy Boets. Prior to Eurovision she’d achieved some success in the Benelux countries as one half of dance duo Touch Of Joy alongside Sergio Quisquater, who had himself represented Belgium in the 2002 contest as Sergio and … Continue reading

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479 Nous, On Veut Des Violons – Morgane (Belgium, 1992)

In an attempt to replicate their sole contest win of six years earlier Belgium chose another adolescent girl to sing another bouncy number in French. The result this time was not quite as successful. At 13 years of age in … Continue reading

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496 Rendez-Vous – Pas De Deux (Belgium, 1983)

With their passing resemblance to Joanne Catherall and Susan Sulley of the Human League, singers Dett Peyskens and Hilde van Roy were obviously aiming at a more contemporary audience than was usual for Eurovision, while the third official member of the group Walter Verdin … Continue reading

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