Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

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Eurovision Song Contest 1999
Country  Belgium
National selection
Selection process Eurosong '99
Selection date(s) Semifinals
7 February 1999
14 February 1999
21 February 1999
Final
28 February 1999
Selected entrant Vanessa Chinitor
Selected song "Like The Wind"
Finals performance
Final result 12th, 38 points
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Belgium entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 with Vanessa Chinitor and "Like The Wind". The song was selected to represent Belgium at the contest by winning the Belgium national final Eurosong '99

Eurosong '99[edit]

Eurosong '99 was held between 7 February and 28 February 1999. Three semi-finals were held for the contest, where the winner of each semi-final, as well as the highest scoring runner-up over all three semi-finals, qualified to the final, where they were joined by four more songs, internally selected by the Belgian broadcaster, Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT). The winner of the final was selected through the votes of four juries: an expert jury appointed by VRT; juries from two Belgian radio station, Radio 2 and Radio Donna; a European jury, along with the votes of televoting.

Each of the three semi-finals and the final were held at the VRT TV Studios in Schelle, with all four shows hosted by Bart Peeters.

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semi-final was held on 7 February. Vanessa Chinitor won the semi-final, receiving 36 points for her song "Like The Wind"

Semi-final 1–7 February 1999
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Splinter "Als schepen verwelken" 18 5
2 "Love Me" 27 2
3 Piece of Cake "Do It Again" 13 6
4 Belle Perez "Hello World" 27 2
5 Matadi "Wo-Y-Yè" 11 7
6 Vanessa Chinitor "Like The Wind" 36 1
7 Margriet Hermans "Ik vaar met je mee" 23 4

Semi-final 2[edit]

the second semi-final was held on 14 February. Wendy Fierce won this semi-final with "Never Give Up", receiving 45 points. Runners-up Voice Male also qualified as the highest scoring runner-up, having received 32 points for their song "This Is My Life".

Semi-final 2–14 February 1999
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Bjorn & Joeri "Je doet wat je doet" 14 6
2 Laurena "Diamond In Heaven" 17 4
3 Matiz "Negentien" 19 3
4 Voice Male "This Is My Life" 32 2
5 Davy Gilles "Waar ben jij" 13 7
6 Wendy Fierce "Never Give Up" 45 1
7 Frank Galan "Dame tu vida" 15 5

Semi-final 3[edit]

The final semi-final was held on 21 February. Alana Dante was the final winner, receiving 32 points for her performance of "Get Ready For The Sunsand".

Semi-final 3–21 February 1999
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Martine Foubert "Come To Me" 30 2
2 Yves Segers "Recht vooruit" 15 6
3 Alana Dante "Get Ready For The Sunsand" 32 1
4 Nadia "I'm In Heaven" 23 4
5 Ricky Fleming "Door jou" 12 7
6 Dominic "Tonight Is The Night" 25 3
7 K3 "Heyah Mama!" 18 5

Final[edit]

The final of Eurosong '99 was held on 28 February. Eight songs competed, including the four qualfiiers from the semi-finals: Vanessa Chinitor; Wendy Fierce; Alana Dante and Voice Male, as well as the four internally selected songs: Natural High; Medusa; Petra and Sarah. the winner of the contest was Vanessa Chinitor with "Like The Wind", which would go on to represent Belgium at the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem, Israel.

Final - 28 February 1999
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Wendy Fierce "Never Give Up" 31 2
2 Natural High "Finally" 13 7
3 Voice Male "This Is My Life" 24 5
4 Medusa "Into My Life" 8 8
5 Alana Dante "Get Ready For The Sunsand" 30 3
6 Petra "Diep in mijn huid" 16 6
7 Vanessa Chinitor "Like The Wind" 46 1
8 Sarah "He's The One" 27 4

At Eurovision[edit]

Chinitor performed second on the night of the contest, following Lithuania and preceding Spain. "Like The Wind" received 38 points, placing 12th in a field on 23.

Points awarded to Belgium[edit]

Points Awarded to Belgium
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by Belgium[1][edit]

12 points  Netherlands
10 points  Germany
8 points  Iceland
7 points  Sweden
6 points  Austria
5 points  Croatia
4 points  Estonia
3 points  Israel
2 points  Slovenia
1 point  Bosnia and Herzegovina

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