Belgium: Blanche is back with her new song “Fences”
After her Eurovision 2017 participation, Blanche is back with her new song entitled “Fences”, included in her upcoming debut Album.
It might have taken a while since her Eurovision participation at Eurovision 2017 for Belgium, but Blanche is back now with a new song titled “Fences”. The new song is included in her upcoming debut album “Empire” which will come out on April 24. The news had came out on her personal instagram account earlier , where she referred to her new song Fences as part of her upcoming debut album.
Behind the lyrics of the song are Ellie Delvaux and Thomas Medard. On the composition team are François Gustin along with Thomas Médard while responsible for the production were François Gustin and Rich Cooper.
You can listen to Blanche’s new work on Youtube:
Blanche in Eurovision
On 22 November 2016, broadcaster Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF) announced that they had internally selected Blanche to represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine. Her song, “City Lights“, was supposed to have been released on 8 March 2017, but it was instead leaked the day before. When her song was announced she jumped to the second place in the betting odds but was later lowered. Author of the song was Pierre Dumoulin.
At Eurovision, Belgium were allocated to the first semi-final, which took place on 9 May 2017. Blanche received 40 points from the professional juries and 125 points from televoters, for a combined total of 165 points, placing fourth in the semi-final and advancing to the grand final. At the grand final on 13 May 2017, Blanche performed 23rd, receiving 108 points from the professional juries and 255 points from televoters, for a combined total of 363 points, again placing fourth.