Belgium: Exclusive snippet of Eliot Vassamillet’s “Wake Up” revealed
“The Voice Belgique” has released an exclusive snippet of the Belgian Eurovision 2019 entry “Wake Up”, which will be performed by former “The Voice” participant Eliot Vassamillet. The full song will be published this Thursday at 8:00 am CET during the morning radio show of MNM hosted by VRT’s Eurovision commentator, Peter Van de Veire.
After the announcement of the official song presentation on February 28 during the morning radio show of MNM hosted by Peter Van de Veire, an exclusive snippet has been published in the Instagram stories on the official account of “The Voice Belgique” (@thevoicebe) and will therefore disappear after 24 hours. The snippet can be viewed here.
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.
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. 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.
SOURCE: The Voice Belgique (official Instagram account @thevoicebe)