Belgium: Blanche releases her debut album “Empire”
Belgium’s Eurovision 2017 act, Blanche, has released her first ablum entitled “Empire” .
Three year’s after her participation at Eurovision 2017 with the Belgic colors, Blanche has returned with her debut ablum. Her debut album includes her latest three singles Fences, 1,2 Miss You as well as the title track Empire. Blanche’s debut album can be found on all streaming platforms.
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.