Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country  Belgium
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 20 March 2005
Selected entrant Nuno Resende
Selected song "Le grand soir"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (22nd)
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2004 2005 2006►

Belgium was represented at Eurovision 2005 by Nuno Resende and the song "Le Grand Soir". The French-speaking RTBF chose its representative at a national final on Sunday March 20, 2005.The event was held at the RTBF TV Studios during a special show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. Only two songs were performed in that final, with the public displaying their preference for Nuno Resende's "Le grand soir" (The big night) by a wafer-thin margin. The song was written by Frédéric Zeitoun and composed by Alec Mansion.

Nuno Guilherme de Figueiredo Resende was born in Porto, Portugal, on 25 June 1973. His family immigrated to Belgium where Nuno received his degree in physical education. He started his career in the basement of his house, surrounded by his guitar and a couple of friends. Nuno also had a stage career where he performed in musicals such as Belle et la Bête, Roméo et Juliette, and Les Demoiselles de Rochefort. In the 2000 Belgian national final, Nuno competed as the lead singer of the group La Teuf who finished 6th with the song "Soldat d'amour".

At Eurovision, Nuno had a very simple performance, which was effective in expressing the meaning of his song. Nuno was alone on stage throughout the whole song just singing his heart out.

The spokesperson who revealed Belgium's votes for other countries was Armelle, a journalist and host of La Une.[1]

National final[edit]

Draw Song Singer Points Place
1 "Le grand soir" Nuno Resende 50.2% 1st
2 "Lost Paradise" Tiffany Ciely 49.8% 2nd

At Eurovision[edit]

Points Awarded by Belgium[2][edit]

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


  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  2. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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