We’re continuing on to one of the more eclectic countries in the lineup. There since the beginning, took a lot of risks recently but has spent the most recent years reinventing itself as a critic’s darling. Belgium.
With some weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia.
So You Think You Know… is a new series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically. Bulgaria is next, no Bosnia while they’re on hiatus.
Which of the following countries has less appearances at Eurovision than Belgium?
The other 3 are the only countries with more appearances than Belgium
Belgium is one of the original Eurovision countries. When did they finally get their first win?
Telex’ 1980 song ‘Euro-Vision’ was the first entry to do what?
Telex did in fact perform somewhat like robots, as part of their attempt to finish last. They only finished second last.
Sandra Kim was only what age when she entered, despite claiming she was two years older?
The age limit is now 16 (it wasn’t then, hence why Sandra could claim she was 15) so Sandra will forever remain the youngest winner.
Sandra broke the scoring record with 176 points. When was it next beaten?
Sanomi got Belgium their best result of the 21st century in 2003. Not convinced it was a one-off, Belgium tried again. When was their other imaginary language entry?
Sadly, it was entirely possible to understand Copycat, Witloof Bay and Axel.
Flanders and Wallonia broadcasters share the responsibility of Eurovision. What is the current sharing arrangement?
Which of the two broadcasters has had more top 5 successes in Eurovision?
The best Flemish result is Tom Dice and the 1959 result, both 6th. Wallonia lays claim to all of Belgium’s top 5s.
Loïc Nottet’s ‘Rhythm Inside’ received favourable comparisons to which pop song?
When Blanche was announced as the Belgian entry in 2017, how many years of consecutive The Voice entrants had Belgium sent?
In order, Roberto, Axel, Loïc, Laura and now Blanche
When was the last time Belgium sent a song using French language?
Which country has Belgium received the most points from in the finals?
The UK actually tops their ‘given’ list!
If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… quizzes from past weeks.