Belgium in Eurovision 2017: Blanche to compete in Kyiv

Published 02 Apr 18:26

Blanche Eurovision

The Belgian broadcaster RTBF announced that the 17-year-old indie pop singer Blanche won the Belgium Eurovision 2017 internal selection for this year’s competition. The young artist will perform the song “City Lights”, released on 8 March this year. Blanche co-wrote the single with the famous musician Pierre Dumoulin.

Who Was Selected to Be the Eurovision Belgium Representative

We’ll start by filling you in on the profile of the Belgium singer Ellie Delvaux, known as Blanche. Born on 10 June 1999 in the capital city of Brussels, she is both a singer and a songwriter. She rose to fame due to her appearance on the fifth season of the popular TV programme The Voice Belgique. Passionate about music since a very early age, Blanche enjoys singing about love and the intricacies of a romantic relationship.

From Appearing on The Voice Belgique To Being Selected as the Belgium Eurovision 2017 Representative
From Appearing on The Voice Belgique To Being Selected as the Belgium Eurovision 2017 Representative

Blanche’s career debuted with her participation in the fifth edition of The Voice Belgique, one of the most watched television shows in the country. She managed to get accepted in the competition by impressing the coaches with her spectacular performance of Adele’s “Daydreamer”. Throughout the rest of the episodes of The Voice, she demonstrated a lot of ambition and perseverance. She proved that she truly knows how to sing with her unique interpretations of Radiohead’s “Creep”, Aurora’s “Running with the Wolves” and Naughty Boy’s “Runnin’ (Lose It All)”. So, Belgium Eurovision performance should definitely be a nice show to watch.

Even though she was eliminated from the competition in the second week, her delightful voice earned her many fans, who are all ecstatic about her participation in this year’s Eurovision. The song that she will represent Belgium with, “City Lights”, is also her debut single. It was officially released on 8 March and has rapidly become popular among Belgium pop music lovers.

Blanche Eurovision – Will Belgium Make It to The Eurovision 2017 Final Countries With “City Lights”?

The Blanche Eurovision participation will include her original song “City Lights”. She’ll sing live on the stage at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv on 9 May. Belgians are hopeful that she’ll manage to get past the semi-final and that she’ll also get a great result in the grand final on 13 May. Featuring some splendid piano notes and stylish electronic beats, “City Lights” was written by the young artist in collaboration with Pierre Dumoulin, the lead singer of the band Roscoe, who got the Octave Award for Best Album of the Year two times.

Don’t miss out on the Eurovision 2017 Kyiv semi-final on 9 May, in which Blanche will delight all audiences with her slick and touching performance of “City Lights”. To learn about other interesting entries from Eurovision 2017 contestants, check the rest of our website.

Facts & Figures
Song for Eurovision
City Lights
Career start
Indie pop
PIAS Belgium
Group members
Ellie Delvaux (Blanche)
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