Broadcaster RTBF has released the Belgian Eurovision 2019 entry “Wake Up” (along with the official music video), which will be performed by Eliot Vassamillet. Belgium will be competing in the second half of the first semi-final on May 14.

  • Regie: Jef Boes
  • Executive producer: Ilse Joye
  • Producer: Jordy Weyers
  • Dop: David Doom
  • Art director: Sara Silva
  • Edit: Engel Doyen
  • Grading: Xavier Dockx

In January Belgium’s national broadcaster RTBF had announced their internal selection and presented Eliot Vassamillet as the Belgian representative in Tel Aviv. The 18-year-old artist Eliot Vassamillet participated at “The Voice Belgique 2018” and reached the first live show in the team of singer Slimane. After his participation at “The Voice” the young artist held several concerts all over Belgium while this year he is finishing high school.

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IMAGE: RTBF

Only hours after the announcement that Eliot will fly the Belgian flag in Tel Aviv it was reported that “Wake Up” will be the title of his competing entry. Composer of the song is Pierre Dumoulin who also co-wrote the 2017 Belgian entry “City Ligths”, which was performed by Blanche and finished in fourth place at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. Pierre Dumoulin described the moment he noticed Eliot for the first time as something special and outstanding: “The moment I saw Eliot’s blind audition, I felt he had that little something extra that I look for in an artist, the sensitivity and fragility which are so necessary to convey emotion.”

Eliot stated on his collaboration with Pierre Dumoulin:

Pierre has invited me to his home at Liege. I told him my background and expectations. At the age of seven I got my first guitar, two years of solfeggio, my passion of Anglo-Saxon pop music and melancholic songs. Pierre made me listen to a demo, which would later become Wake up and I immediately hooked. We talked together about the topics of the song. Wake up is a call to youth to improve the state of the world and mobilize for peace. This is a positive message that we want to pass on.

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The composer of “Wake Up” Pierre Dumoulin; IMAGE: RTBF