Axel Hirsoux

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Axel Hirsoux
Axel Hirsoux, ESC2014 Meet & Greet 01 (crop).jpg
Axel Hirsoux (2014)
Background information
Birth name Axel Hirsoux
Born (1982-09-28) 28 September 1982 (age 35)
La Hestre, Manage, Belgium
Genres Pop, classical crossover
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2013–present

Axel Hirsoux (born 26 September 1982) is a Belgian singer. He represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "Mother".[1] In the final of the local pre-selection Eurosong, he received more than 50 percent of the televotes and 4 times the maximum of 12 points from the international jury.[2]

Career[edit]

2013: The Voice Belgique[edit]

In 2013, he participated in Walloon TV-talent-contests: and 'The Voice Belgique' (being eliminated in the second round).[3]

Axel Hirsoux presenting himself and the name of the song he is performing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The clip is in English.

2014–present: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In 2014 it was announced that Hirsoux would compete in Eurosong 2014, the Belgian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 organised by the Belgian broadcaster Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (VRT). He performed the song "Mother" during the first Casting Show, the song progressed to the Semi-final. On 9 March 2014 he performed during the third Semi-final, he progressed to the Final. The final of the competition took place on 16 March 2014 at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. He was announced as the winner and would represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the semi-final allocation draw on 20 January 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall, Belgium was drawn to compete in the second half of the first semi-final on 6 May 2014. The song failed to qualify from the first semi-final, placing 14th and scoring 28 points. After the contest on 7 July 2014 he released the single "Bellissimo".[4] In November 2014 Hirsoux & Camille Beniest released the single "Because You Need Me".[5] On 1 June 2015 he released the single "Haut l'humain".[6]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL (Vl)
[7]
BEL (Wa)
[8]
"Mother" 2014 7 32 Non-album singles
"Bellissimo" 49[A]
"Because You Need Me"
(with Camille Beniest)
83[A]
"Haut l'humain" 2015
"Après l'hiver" 2015
"Au plus près de mes rêves" 2016
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Personal life[edit]

While in Copenhagen for the Eurovision Song Contest, Hirsoux told OUTtv he is married to a man.[9]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

A ^ Did not appear on the official Belgian Ultratop 50 chart, but rather on Ultratip chart, which combines "Airplay and Sales".

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Granger, Anthony (16 March 2014). "Belgium: Axel Hirsoux Has Won!". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Belgium: Axel Hirsoux wins Eurosong with 'Mother'". wiwibloggs.com. March 16, 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Eurosong 2014: Axel Hirsoux (Dutch)". showbizzsite.be. 
  4. ^ iTunes - Music - Bellissimo - Single by Axel Hirsoux
  5. ^ iTunes - Music - Because You Need Me - Single by Axel Hirsoux & Camille
  6. ^ iTunes - Music - Haut l'humain - Single by Axel Hirsoux
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Axel Hirsoux". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2014-06-14. 
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Axel Hirsoux". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2014-06-14. 
  9. ^ "Axel Hirsoux getrouwd met een man". Gazet van Antwerpen. 7 May 2014. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Roberto Bellarosa
with "Love Kills"
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
2014
Succeeded by
Loïc Nottet
with "Rhythm Inside"