Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Belgium
National selection
Selection process Eurovision 2011: Qui? A vous de choisir!
Selection date(s) Online Selection:
20 September 2010 -
31 December 2010
Semi-final:
30 January 2011
50% Jury
25% Radio Listeners
25% Internet
Final:
12 February 2011
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Selected entrant Witloof Bay
Selected song "With Love Baby"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (11th)
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Belgium participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through an internet selection and a national final, organised by French speaking broadcaster RTBF (Radio télévision belge de la communauté française).

Belgian Selection[edit]

RTBF has announced that the selection will kick off on 1 October via the internet. Original plans to launch the selection in May had been stopped by the EBU.

On 20 September, RTBF and Akamusic launched a website, where music artists can upload their songs. All entries have to be written in English or French by Belgian songwriters. Until 31 December, page visitors can give financial support in order to make the professional production of their respective favourite song possible. All songs that gathered at least €20,000 will qualify for the second stage of the national selection, where the eventual winner will be chosen by a jury and a televote. All people who donated money to songs other than the winning one will be reimbursed.[1]

National Selection[edit]

The first phase of the Belgian selections for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 finished on 31 December. Almost 200 artists subscribed with a song on Akamusic. 3,181 producers together invested €697,015. 30 artists reached 100% of the necessary amount of €20,000 for qualification.

Because the number of qualified artists passed all expectations, RTBF introduced an additional round in which the number of finalists will be reduced to 14. The semi-final will be held on Sunday afternoon 30 January and will be aired by radio channel VivaCité and in live stream video on the internet site of RTBF.[2]

The 30 selected songs will be judged by a professional jury, by the listeners and on the internet. In the end, 14 songs will qualify for the Belgian national final on television.[3]

RTBF announced that the national final, 'Eurovision 2011: Qui? A vous de choisir!' (English: 'Eurovision 2011: Who? It's your choice!'), will take place in mid-February.[4]

Qualifiers for the Belgian National Final 2011
Draw Artist Song Public Jury Total Place
01 Clac et les Portes "Claquer les portes" 3 7 10 11
02 Thayss N' Bau "Somewhere With You" 0 16 16 5
03 Hanny-D "Près de Toi" 0 0 0 21
04 Hélène "Our Home" 0 0 0 21
05 Natohé "For you" 0 0 0 21
06 .fen "Yes I Know" 5 8 13 8
07 Chloé "Just One Chance" 11 10 21 2
08 Harley "Pardonne moi" 0 0 0 21
09 J COOL "Dans ma chanson" 8 5 13 7
10 Françoise Norroy "Je vis comme une chanson" 0 0 0 21
11 Alexandre Deschamps "Elle merveille" 16 4 20 3
12 Joe Galli "Live My Life" 0 0 0 21
13 The MichelJanssens "Fais comme ci" 0 0 0 21
14 Etienne Deleyre "The Way You Are" 0 1 1 20
15 Kaptain Oats "Reset" 6 3 9 13
16 Nelza "Be My Friend" 0 12 12 9
17 Tommy Waters "I'm Alive" 7 0 7 15
18 Syla K. "Simple Love" 2 14 16 4
19 2Days Ticket "A Journey Inside Me" 0 2 2 18
20 Mael "L'ancre de nos vies" 0 6 6 16
21 The Blazing "Our Way" 14 0 14 6
22 NellSonn! "Commence par un pas" 0 0 0 21
23 Gautier Reyz "Addiction" 0 9 9 14
24 Witloof Bay "With Love Baby" 12 11 23 1
25 Joyce & Jay "Do You Remember" 1 0 1 19
26 Swing Channel "Les pieds dans l'eau" 0 0 0 21
27 Steve Linden "C'est la musique" 10 0 10 10
28 Léa Clément "Où s'en vont nos rêves?" 0 0 0 21
29 Bellyve "Nos pages, nos images" 4 0 4 17
30 Sarina Cohn "Rien en apparence" 9 0 9 12

Disqualified entries[edit]

  • Lorenzo Caminotti's entry "Tant qu'il y aura des femmes" was disqualified 13 December because his song was presented before 1 September.[3]
  • Thooom's entry "United Belgium" was disqualified 29 December because of the political lyrics.[citation needed]
  • Paul Biss's entry "Manipulation" was disqualified 31 December. [clarification needed]

National Final[edit]

Final
Draw[5] Artist Song Kim Lazlo Hautier Gardier Jury Televoting Total Place
01 Steve Linden "C'est la musique" Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN 5 5 10 5
02 Nelza "Be My Friend" Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7 0 7 6
03 Sarina "Rien en apparence" Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 10 8 18 2
04 Thayss N' Bau "Somewhere With You" Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 0 0 0 14
05 Clac et Les Portes "Claquer les portes" Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN 6 1 7 6
06 Chloé "Just One Chance" Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 0 4 4 10
07 J Cool "Dans ma chanson" Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 0 3 3 12
08 Gautier Reyz "Addiction" Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 4 0 4 10
09 .fen "Yes I Know" Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 8 7 15 3
10 Witloof Bay "With Love Baby" Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12 12 24 1
11 Alexandre Deschamps "Elle merveille" Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 1 10 11 4
12 Syla K. "Simple Love" Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN 2 0 2 13
13 Kaptain Oats "Reset" Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 3 2 5 9
14 The Blazing "Our Way" Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 0 6 6 8

Jury[edit]

On 26 January, RTBF announced the jury of the Belgian final:[6]

At Eurovision[edit]

Belgium competed in the first half of the second semi-final of the contest, on 12 May. Witloof Bay did not qualify for the final, placing in 11th with 53 points and missing out on qualification by a single point.

Points Awarded by Belgium[7][edit]

Points Awarded to Belgium (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klier, Marcus (2010-08-27). "Belgian selection for 2011 starts on 1st October". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 29 August 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (2011-01-01). "Two rounds to select Belgian entry". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Coronerri, Alenka (2011-01-01). "Belgian selection for 2011 starts on 1st October". Oikotimes.com. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Hondal, Victor (1 January 2011). "Belgium: 30 participants qualify". ESCToday. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-02-03). "Belgium: Running order revealed". EscToday.com. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-01-26). "Belgium: Jury members announced". EscToday.com. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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