Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988

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Eurovision Song Contest 1988
Country  Belgium
National selection
Selection process Eurosong '88
Selection date(s) 27 February 1988
Selected entrant Reynaert
Selected song "Laissez briller le soleil"
Finals performance
Final result 18th=, 5 points
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Belgium was represented by Reynaert, with the song '"Laissez briller le soleil", at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Dublin on 30 April. Reynaert was the winner of the Belgian national final for the contest, held in Brussels on 27 February.


French-language broadcaster RTBF was in charge of the selection of the Belgian entry for the 1988 Contest. The national final was held at the RTBF studios, hosted by Patrick Duhamel. The winner was chosen by an expert jury and a public jury. The full results of the voting were not made public, and only the winning song was announced.[1]

Final - 27 February 1988
Draw Artist Song Place
1 Cap Segal "Les couleurs de tes nuits" -
2 Gil Cassan "Fragile" -
3 Yannick Darkman & Samantha Gilles "Exister pour aimer" -
4 Nathalie D. "S'évader" -
5 Marianne Eden & Nico Zangardi "L'oeil médiatique" -
6 Frank Michael & Martine Laurent "Mélodie" -
7 Chantal Nicaise "On a..." -
8 Gianni Polizzi "Betty Blue" -
9 Reynaert "Laissez briller le soleil" 1
10 Frédéric Ruyman "Puisque l'amour ne suffit pas" -
11 Fabienne Sevrin "Laissez-nous croire" -
12 Toxic "Perdu dans l'infini" -

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Reynaert performed 16th in the running order, following Norway and preceding Luxembourg. At the close of the voting "Laissez briller le soleil" had received 5 points (all from France), placing Belgium joint 18th (with Portugal) of the 21 entries. The Belgian jury awarded its 12 points to the United Kingdom.

Points Awarded by Belgium[edit]

12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  Israel
8 points  Luxembourg
7 points  Denmark
6 points  Spain
5 points  Ireland
4 points  Switzerland
3 points  Norway
2 points  France
1 point  Sweden

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