Belgium: Song presentation of Eliot’s “Wake Up” on February 28
Belgium’s national broadcaster RTBF has revealed that the Belgian song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be revealed on February 28. Earlier this month, 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 of Belgium 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.
Last year Belgium was represented by Sennek with her song “A Matter Of Time”, which failed to qualify for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, finishing 12th in the first semi-final with 91 points.