Roberto Bellarosa

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Roberto Bellarosa
Roberto Bellarosa, ESC2013 press conference 04 (crop).jpg
Bellarosa in 2013
Background information
Born (1994-08-23) 23 August 1994 (age 22)
Wanze, Belgium
Genres Pop music
Years active 2012–present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment

Roberto Bellarosa (born 23 August 1994) is a Belgian singer. Bellarosa came to fame for being the first winner of The Voice Belgique. He also represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. He finished in 12th place with 71 points.

Biography[edit]

He was born in 1994 into a family of footballers of Italian origin at Vico del Gargano, in the southern region of Apulia. At the age of nine Bellarosa was enrolled by his parents at a school of music in Huy. During choral classes, his teacher was impressed by his voice, and his parents encouraged the young Bellarosa to take extra singing lessons.

Career[edit]

2011–12: The Voice Belgique[edit]

In 2011, Bellarosa took part in the Walloon version of The Voice (The Voice Belgique), created by John de Mol.

After applying online, Bellarosa attended the blind auditions, where he sang "You Give Me Something" by James Morrison. With Quentin Mosimann, Lio, Joshua and Beverly Jo Scott, all turning their chairs to face him, Bellarosa ultimately decided to join Quentin Mosimann's team with assistant coach Tara McDonald.[1][2]

On 10 April 2012, after 16 weeks of competition, Bellarosa was voted the winner gaining 57% of the votes from the public, receiving a contract with Sony Music, which he recorded an album along with two singles.[3]

List of songs performed on The Voice Belgique[edit]

Stage Date Song Original artist Notes
Blind auditions 3 January 2012 "You Give Me Something" James Morrison
Battle 31 January 2012 "Même Si" Grégory Lemarchal & Lucie Silvas Duel won against Daniela Sindaco
Live 28 February 2012 "Apologize" OneRepublic
Live 13 March 2012 "Wicked Game" Chris Isaak
Live 27 March 2012 "Le blues du businessman" Claude Dubois
Live 3 April 2012 "Just the Two of Us" Bill Withers Duo with Leonie W'asukulu
"As" Stevie Wonder
Live 10 April 2012 "Firework" Katy Perry With Renato Bennardo, Giusy Piccarreta, and Daisy Hermans
"You Give Me Something" James Morrison
"Vivre pour le meilleur" Johnny Hallyday
"Jealous Guy" John Lennon Winner

2012–13: Ma voie and Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In 2012, Bellarosa participated in The Voice Belgique live tour along with 11 of the other contestants throughout Belgium. On 6 July 2012, Bellarosa released his first single "Je Crois", working with his The Voice Belgique coach, Quentin Mosimann and assistant coach Tara McDonald. His first album Ma voie was released on 21 September 2012, and his second single "Apprends-Moi" was released on 26 October 2012.

On 16 November 2012, it was announced by Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF), that Bellarosa would represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, to be held in Malmö, Sweden, with the song Love Kills.[4] He made it into the final and finished at the 12th place.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
BEL
(WAL)

[6]
Ma voie 11

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(VL)

[7]
BEL
(WAL)

[6]
GER
[8]
NL
[9]
2012 "Jealous Guy" 4 Ma Voie
"Je Crois" 37
"Apprends-Moi" [a]
2013 "Love Kills" 15 6 90 71 TBA
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(WAL)

[6]
2012 "Apologize" 3 The Voice Belgique Live Show 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Apprends-Moi" did not enter the Ultratop 40, but peaked at number 19 on the wallione Ultratip chart.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Iris
with "Would You?"
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
2013
Succeeded by
Axel Hirsoux
with "Mother"