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Birth name Joseph Reynaerts
Born 1955
Origin Seraing, Belgium
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter

Reynaert (born Joseph Reynaerts, 24 July 1955, Seraing) is a Belgian singer-songwriter, best known for his participation in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest.

Early career[edit]

Reynaert started busking at the age of 18. In 1978 he won the annual music competition in the town of Spa with the song "Cerf-volant" ("Kite"), which was released as a single Another single, "Pas assez" ("Not Enough"), followed in 1982 and he released his first album in 1984.[1]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In 1988, Reynaert's song "Laissez briller le soleil" ("Let the Sun Shine") was chosen as the Belgian representative in the 33rd Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 30 April in Dublin.[2] It was a reflective song that finished the evening in joint 18th place of 21 entries, having received points solely from the French jury.[3] "Laissez briller le soleil" was released as a single but met with little success.

Later career[edit]

He is currently a director at Centre Culturel de Soumagne, Belgium.[4]


Preceded by
Liliane Saint-Pierre
with "Soldiers of Love"
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Ingeborg (singer)
with "Door de wind"