Published 06 Mar 00:00
In November 2016, the Belgian broadcaster RTBF, responsible for selecting the performer for Eurovision Song Contest in 2017,made its choice in favor of Ellie Delvaux, now known as Blanche. In Belgium, the girl is famous for participating in the fifth season of The Voice Belgium, she also performed with Pierre Dumoulin, who is also the co-author of her song “City Lights” that Europe will hear in Kiev.
Young Belgian singer Ellie Delvauxis known to the public under the pseudonym Blanche, which means "White". She was born in February 2000. Following the example of the elder brother Oliver Lord, she started playing various musical instruments.
As usual at Eurovision, the bet was made on beauty and youth. This girl performed in The Voice Belgium show. After the show was over, Pierre Dumoulin, the soloist of the Rosco group, turned to Ellie, and offered to record a few demos. Roscoe won the Octave Award for the Best Album of the Year on two occasions, in 2012 and 2015.
Their cooperation between Ellie and Pierre went well, and they released several songs, one of which made a huge impression on listeners. It was marked by its atypical timbre and touchingness.By the way, it was Pierre who helped the actress in creating the song, which will be performed in Kiev.
Every year, RTBF and VRT TV channels choose the participant representing Belgium at Eurovision in turn. Unlike many countries, Belgium is very good at Eurovision. In 2015, the Belgian singer Loïk Nottet won the 4th place in the contest. Now Blanche has the idol to follow, and there is something to strive for. Belgium makes a big bet on a young and talented girl, and, according to many, she will be able to meet the expectations. The singer herself promised that she would do everything possible to perform well in Ukraine. Blanche does not intend to give in to Nottet, because she is already an experienced fighter, participated in many international song competitions, and twice received the award for the best album of the year.
Belgium belongs to the team of seven countries that took part in the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. The country did not take part only three times in the history of the competition.
Belgium became the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 with the song "J'aime La Vie" presented by Sandra Kim, who at that time was only 13 years old. She has become the youngest winner in the history of Eurovision. Currently, the performers must be at least 16 years old to represent their country at Eurovision.
Last year, Belgium took the 10th place in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with the hit "What's The Pressure" presented by Laura Tesoro. In 2003, they were the 2nd and in 2010 they became the winner of the first Semi-Final with the song “Me and My Guitar”, which became the 6th in the Grand Final.