Eurosong (Belgium)

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Eurosong
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Format Entertainment
Created by VRT, RTBF (1964–)
Country of origin Belgium
Original language(s) French, Dutch
Broadcast
Original channel VRT, RTBF (1964–)
Original run Aired under different names, from 1957 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Internal selection (1956)
De T.V. Maakt Muziek (1957)
Followed by Internal selection (1964, 1985, 1990, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012–2013)
Eurovision '86 (1986)
Euro-Clouseau (1991)
Finale nationale Concours (1992, 2000)
De gouden zeemeermin (1996)
Eurovision 2011: Qui? A vous de choisir! (2011)
External links
Website

Eurosong is the current name for the show in search for Belgium's song and artist for the Eurovision Song Contest. Belgium has two national broadcasters of the contest, Flemish broadcaster Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT) and Walloon broadcaster Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF). The two broadcasters rotate selection for the Eurovision Song Contest each year.

History[edit]

While VRT normally hosts a national final, Eurosong, when selecting their entries for Eurovision, it has been normal for RTBF to hold an internal selection process (although it has been known for RTBF to hold a national final at times, for example in 1998, 2005 and 2011, while VRT internally chose Tom Dice for the 2010 edition).

Eurosong is one of the longest running national finals starting back in 1957 under the name of De T.V. Maakt Muziek. Over the years, the show has gone under several other names, including Eurovision '86, Euro-Clouseau, Finale nationale Concours, De gouden zeemeermin and Eurovision 2011: Qui? A vous de choisir!. The show has seen many revamps over its 56 year history and has been successful in selecting Belgium's only winning entry back in 1986, Sandra Kim's "J'aime la vie".

In 1956, 1964, 1985, 1990, 2003, 2007 and most recently 2009, there was no national final but instead an internal selection by the broadcasters at the time. No selection process took place in 1994, 1997 and 2001 due to Belgium being relegated from the competition.

In 2010, 2012 and 2013, internal selections have been used to find an artist to represent Belgium with the national final being used to find the entrants song.

Winners[edit]

Internal selection (1956)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1956 Fud Leclerc "Messieurs les noyés de la Seine" Unknown Unknown 2nd
1956 Mony Marc "Le plus beau jour de ma vie" Unknown Unknown 2nd

De T.V. Maakt Muziek (1957)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1957 Bobbejaan Schoepen "Straatdeuntje" Unknown Unknown 8th

Eurosong (1958–1963)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1958 Fud Leclerc "Ma petite chatte" Unknown Unknown 5th
1959 Bob Benny "Hou toch van mij" Unknown Unknown 6th
1960 Fud Leclerc "Mon amour pour toi" Unknown Unknown 6th
1961 Bob Benny "September, gouden roos" Unknown Unknown 15th
1962 Fud Leclerc "Ton nom" Unknown Unknown 13th
1963 Jacques Raymond "Waarom?" Unknown Unknown 10th

Internal selection (1964)[edit]

For the first time since the inaugural contest of 1956, both singer and song were chosen internally by broadcaster RTBF.

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1964 Robert Cogoi "Près de ma rivière" Unknown Unknown 10th

Eurosong (1965–1984)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1965 Lize Marke "Als het weer lente is" Unknown Unknown 15th
1966 Tonia "Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel" Unknown Unknown 4th
1967 Louis Neefs "Ik heb zorgen" Unknown Unknown 7th
1968 Claude Lombard "Quand tu reviendras" Unknown Unknown 7th
1969 Louis Neefs "Jennifer Jennings" Unknown Unknown 7th
1970 Jean Vallée "Viens l'oublier" Unknown Unknown 8th
1971 Jacques Raymond & Lily Castel "Goeiemorgen, morgen" Unknown Unknown 14th
1972 Serge & Christine Ghisoland "À la folie ou pas du tout" Unknown Unknown 17th
1973 Nicole & Hugo "Baby Baby" Unknown Unknown 17th
1974 Jacques Hustin "Fleur de liberté" Unknown Unknown 9th
1975 Ann Christy "Gelukkig zijn" Unknown Unknown 15th
1976 Pierre Rapsat "Judy et Cie" Unknown Unknown 8th
1977 Dream Express "A Million in One, Two, Three" Unknown Unknown 7th
1978 Jean Vallée "L'amour ça fait chanter la vie" Unknown Unknown 2nd
1979 Micha Marah "Hey Nana" Unknown Unknown 18th
1980 Telex "Euro-Vision" Unknown Unknown 17th
1981 Emly Starr "Samson" Unknown Unknown 13th
1982 Stella Maessen "Si tu aimes ma musique" Unknown Unknown 4th
1983 Pas de Deux "Rendez-vous" Unknown Unknown 18th
1984 Jacques Zegers "Avanti la vie" Unknown Unknown 5th

Internal selection (1985)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1985 Linda Lepomme "Laat me nu gaan" Unknown Unknown 19th

Eurovision '86 (1986)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1986 Sandra Kim "J'aime la vie" Unknown Unknown 1st

Eurosong (1987–1989)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1987 Liliane Saint-Pierre "Soldiers of Love" Unknown Unknown 11th
1988 Reynaert "Laissez briller le soleil" Unknown Unknown 18th
1989 Ingerborg "Door de wind" Unknown Unknown 19th

Internal selection (1990)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1990 Philippe Lafontaine "Macédomienne" Unknown Unknown 12th

Euro-Clouseau (1991)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1991 Clouseau "Geef het op" Unknown Unknown 16th

Finale nationale Concours (1992)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1992 Morgane "Nous, on veut des violons" Unknown Unknown 20th

Eurosong (1993, 1995)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1993 Barbara Dex "Iemand als jij" Unknown Unknown 25th
1994 No national final due to Belgium being relegated.
1995 Frédéric Etherlinck "La voix est libre" Unknown 21st 20th

De gouden zeemeermin (1996)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision Grand Final At Eurovision Semi-Final
1996 Lisa del Bo "Liefde is een kaartspel" Unknown 2nd 16th 12th
1997 No national final due to Belgium being relegated.

Eurosong (1998–1999)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
1998 Mélanie Cohl "Dis oui" 2nd 13th 6th
1999 Vanessa Chinitor "Like the Wind" 3rd Unknown 12th

Finale nationale Concours (2000)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
2000 Nathalie Sorce "Envie de vivre" Unknown Unknown 24th
2001 No national final due to Belgium being relegated.

Eurosong (2002)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
2002 Sergio & The Ladies "Sister" 3rd Unknown 13th

Internal selection (2003)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision
2003 Urban Trad "Sanomi" 3rd 3rd 2nd

Eurosong (2004–2006)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision Grand Final At Eurovision Semi-Final
2004 Xandee "1 Life" 1st 11th 22nd X
2005 Nuno Resende "Le grand soir" 12th 23rd X 22nd
2006 Kate Ryan "Je t'adore" 1st 11th X 12th

Internal selection (2007)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision Grand Final At Eurovision Semi-Final
2007 The KMG's "Love Power" 23rd Unknown X 26th

Eurosong (2008)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision Grand Final At Eurovision Semi-Final
2008 Ishtar "O Julissi" 1st Unknown X 17th

Internal selection (2009)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision Grand Final At Eurovision Semi-Final
2009 Patrick Ouchène "Copycat" Unknown 21st X 17th

Eurosong (2010)[edit]

Tom Dice was chosen internally by VRT and his song ("Me and My Guitar") was chosen by the public.

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision Grand Final At Eurovision Semi-Final
2010 Tom Dice "Me and My Guitar" 1st 1st 6th 1st

Eurovision 2011: Qui? A vous de choisir! (2011)[edit]

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision Grand Final At Eurovision Semi-Final
2011 Witloof Bay "With Love Baby" 42nd 50th X 11th

Eurosong (2012–present)[edit]

In 2012 and 2013, the artist was internally selected and the song was chosen by the public.

Year Artist Song Flanders Chart Wallonia Chart At Eurovision Grand Final At Eurovision Semi-Final
2012 Iris "Would You?" 19th Unknown X 17th
2013 Roberto Bellarosa "Love Kills" 15th 6th 12th 5th
2014 Axel Hirsoux "Mother" 8th 22nd X 14th

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