Tel Aviv 2019

Eliot’s song for Eurovision will be released on 28 February!

An end-of-February release date for the Belgian artist

Two weeks ago, Eliot was selected as Belgium’s act for this year’s Eurovision and now we have a date for his song release – Thursday 28th February!

Will we “Wake Up” with Eliot in Tel Aviv?

With the song announcement date a month away, rumours are already circling about the title of the song that Eliot will perform in Tel Aviv. “Wake Up” is one of the rumours of the song title. We’ll have to wait to see whether the rumours are right!

In the previous two years, the Belgian entry wasn’t released until early March so a February release is relatively early for Belgium.

We also know that Belgium will take part in the first semi-final for the third time in a row and the ninth time since the introduction of the two semi-final system.

Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest

One of the seven original countries of Eurovision, Belgium has only ever missed three contests since the contest began – 1994, 1997 and 2001. However, despite their large number of qualifications, the nation have only ever managed to win the contest once – in 1986, with Sandra Kim’s “J’aime la vie”. Belgium have also managed to finish in second place twice in 1978 and 2003.

Since the introduction of semi-finals, Belgium have only been in the final six times, including one automatic qualification in 2004. However, Belgium did qualify three times in a row from 2015 to 2017.

2018 wasn’t such a successful year for Belgium with Sennek failing to qualify for the final with a 12th place finish in the first semi-final with “A Matter of Time”.

Are you looking forward to hearing Eliot’s song? Do you think Eliot could do well in Tel Aviv?

Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA.

Tom Ryan

After joining the team in 2018, I've been lucky enough to cover five Eurovision seasons for ESCXTRA; each season always offers something new and exciting to look forward to! Outside of the Eurovision world, I am a prospective English Literature student, starting university later this year.
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