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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium’s Eurovision 2022 entrant to be revealed on September 15

The act will be revealed on VivaCitรฉ radio next week

Last month, Belgium confirmed their participation ahead of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, due to be held in Italy. After two consecutive years of VRT (due to the cancellation of 2020), 2022 will once again be overseen by RTBF. The broadcaster has announced that their selected artist for the 2022 contest will be revealed on September 15.

RTBF, the Belgian French-language broadcaster, will announce the name of the Belgian entrant for Eurovision 2022 duringย Le 8/9ย on VivaCitรฉ radio, which will be broadcast between 08:00 and 09:00 CET on September 15. This will continue the recent tradition of Belgium announcing their internally-selected artist well in advance of fellow participating countries. RTBF have fully internally-selected their entries since 2013.

Although we have little indication of who/what the act will be, back in June, The Voice Belgique winner Jรฉrรฉmie Makiese expressed his interest in representing Belgium at Eurovision 2022 in an interview.

Belgium at Eurovision 2021

Hooverphonic were formed in 1995, with Alex Callier and Raymond Geerts at the helm. Although the band have since had six lead singers, Geike Arnaert (who joined in 1997) is their longest-serving and is the vocalist behind their biggest international hit โ€œMad About Youโ€. She rejoined the band last year during the preparations process for their 2021 entry.

Flemish broadcaster VRT selected Hooverphonic in the second half of 2019 to represent Belgium in 2020. The band had planned to go to Rotterdam with “Release Me”, but unfortunately COVID-19 threw a spanner in the works. However, the group got a second chance and instead brought “The Wrong Place” to Rotterdam this year. They placed 19th in the Grand Final with 74 points.

Prior to the contest, the band celebrated their 25th anniversary in their hometown Sint-Niklaas. They also released their latest album Hidden Stories to mark the occasion.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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