Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013

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Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Country Belgium
National selection
Selection processArtist: Internal selection
Song: Eurovision 2013: À vous de choisir la chanson!
Selection date(s)Artist: 16 November 2012
Song: 16 December 2012
Selected entrantRoberto Bellarosa
Selected song"Love Kills"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (5th, 75 points)
Final result12th, 71 points
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2012 2013 2014►

Belgium participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. The Belgian entry was selected through a combination of an internal selection to select the artist and a national final to select the song, organised by the Belgian broadcaster Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF). Roberto Bellarosa represented Belgium with the song "Love Kills", which qualified from the first semi-final of the competition and finished in 12th place in the final, scoring 71 points. This was Belgiums's second best placing since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, and the first Walloon entry to qualify from a semi-final.

Before Eurovision[edit]

Artist selection[edit]

On 16 November 2012, RTBF announced that Roberto Bellarosa would be representing Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.[1][2]

Eurovision 2013: A vous de choisir la chanson![edit]

The song that Roberto Bellarosa represented Belgium with was selected through a radio national final called Eurovision 2013: A vous de choisir la chanson!.[3] Record label Sony Music submitted six songs and three were selected by a jury for the competition.[4] The song titles were announced on 11 December 2012.[5]

The final, aired on VivaCité and webcast on RTBF's official website, took place on 16 December 2012, hosted by Jean-Louis Lahaye.[6] An expert jury and a public televote determined the winning song, "Love Kills", with music and lyrics by Jukka Immonen and Iain Farquharson. "Love Kills" received 56.12% of the public televote.[7][3]

Final – 16 December 2012
Draw Song Songwriter(s)
1 "Love Kills" Jukka Immonen, Iain Farquharson
2 "Reste toi" Jérémy Chapron
3 "Be Heroes" Beanz Rudden

At Eurovision[edit]

Roberto Bellarosa at the first semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö

Belgium was allocated to compete in the first semi-final on 14 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[8] In the first semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Belgium would perform 15th, following Cyprus and preceding Serbia.[9] On stage, Bellarosa was joined by two female backup dancers: Cassandra Markopoulos and Manelle Jebira, and three backing vocalists: Ivann Vermeer, Magali David and Virginie Luypaerts.

Belgium qualified from the first semi-final, placing 5th and scoring 75 points.[10][11] At the first semi-final winners' press conference, Belgium was allocated to perform in the first half of the final.[12] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Belgium would perform 6th, following Spain and preceding Estonia.[13] Belgium placed 12th in the final, scoring 71 points.[14]


Voting[edit]

Points awarded to Belgium[edit]

Points awarded by Belgium[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (16 November 2012). "Roberto Bellarosa to Malmö for Belgium". Eurovision.tv.
  2. ^ "RTBF sends Roberto Bellarosa to Song Contest". deredactie.be. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b Storvik-Green, Simon (20 November 2012). "Belgium: Radio final to choose song for Roberto". Eurovision.tv.
  4. ^ Repo, Juha (20 November 2012). "Belgium to select between 3 songs on radio". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  5. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (11 December 2012). "Song titles revealed ahead of Belgian final". Eurovision.tv.
  6. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (16 December 2012). "Today: Belgium chooses a song for Roberto". Eurovision.tv.
  7. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (16 December 2012). "Roberto to sing "Love Kills" for Belgium in Malmö!". Eurovision.tv.
  8. ^ Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2013). "Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final?". Eurovision.tv.
  9. ^ Siim, Jarmo (28 March 2013). "Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed". Eurovision.tv.
  10. ^ Leon, Jakov (14 May 2013). "We have our first ten finalists!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  11. ^ "First Semi-Final of Malmö 2013". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  12. ^ Brey, Marco (14 May 2013). "First Semi-Final Winners' Press Conference". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  13. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (17 May 2013). "Running order for the Grand Final revealed". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Grand Final of Malmö 2013". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Results of the First Semi-Final of Malmö 2013". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 3 May 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  16. ^ a b "Results of the Grand Final of Malmö 2013". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 3 May 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2021.