Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995

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Eurovision Song Contest 1995
Country  Belgium
National selection
Selection process Eurosong '95
Selection date(s) 12 March 1995
Selected entrant Frédéric Etherlinck
Selected song "La voix est libre"
Finals performance
Final result 20th, 8 points
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1993 1995 1996►

Belgium was represented by Frédéric Etherlinck, with the song '"La voix est libre", at the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Dublin on 13 May. Etherlinck was the winner of the Belgian national final for the contest, held in Brussels on 12 March.

Final[edit]

French-language broadcaster RTBF was in charge of the selection of the Belgian entry for the 1995 Contest. The national final was held in Studio 6 of RTBF, hosted by Thierry Luthers. Ten songs competed to become that year's Belgian entrant, voted on by regional juries in Brussels and the five Francophone provinces of Belgium, alongside a professional jury. In a closely fought contest with no song dominating, Etherlinck emerged the winner by a 6-point margin, having received the highest overall score from the regional juries but placing only fourth with the professional jury.[1]

Final - 12 March 1995
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Frédéric Etherlinck "La voix est libre" 58 1
2 Belinda "Plus jamais" 52 2
3 Teddy Laventure "Soleil et lune" 37 8
4 Power People "Sileila" 49 3
5 Dominique Malerat "Rien que pour toi" 27 9
6 Bea Luna "L'univers" 46 4
7 Elani "Pour l'éternité" 7 10
8 Largo "Lola" 45 5=
9 Nathalie Lavigne "Si je m'envole" 40 7
10 Valérie Buggéa "Si un jour" 45 5=
Jury votes
Song Brussels Walloon
Brabant
Hainaut Liège Luxembourg Namur Professional
Jury
Total
La voix est libre 6 12 8 7 12 6 7 58
Plus jamais 4 10 10 12 7 5 4 52
Soleil et lune 2 5 2 3 8 7 10 37
Sileila 12 2 3 4 4 12 12 49
Rien que pour toi 3 3 5 5 5 4 2 27
L'univers 8 7 6 6 6 8 5 46
Pour l'éternité 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
Lola 7 4 4 2 10 10 8 45
Si je m'envole 10 8 7 8 2 2 3 40
Si un jour 5 6 12 10 3 3 6 45

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Etherlinck performed 14th in the running order, following Hungary and preceding the United Kingdom. At the close of the voting "La voix est libre" had received 8 points (7 from Spain and 1 from Austria), placing Belgium 20th out of 23 entries. The Belgian jury awarded its 12 points to Spain.[2]

Points Awarded by Belgium[edit]

12 points  Spain
10 points  Austria
8 points  Cyprus
7 points  United Kingdom
6 points  France
5 points  Norway
4 points  Israel
3 points  Denmark
2 points  Greece
1 point  Turkey

Points Awarded to Belgium[edit]

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

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