This morning Belgium’s entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was premiered. Jérémie Makiese will represent the country in Turin with “Miss You”.
Listen to “Miss You”
The Voice Belgique winner Jérémie Makiese had expressed his interest in representing Belgium at Eurovision 2022 in an interview back in June. Jérémie was officially announced as Belgium’s representative in September. He was the first artist to be confirmed to take part in Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Jérémie was born to Congolese parents in Antwerp, Belgium. Jérémie has learnt to speak both Dutch and French from an early age. In 2021, he auditioned for The Voice Belgique and after his blind audition with “Jealous” by Labrinth, all four coaches turned their chairs for him. He went on to win the whole season in B. J. Scott‘s team.
For the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, Belgium was drawn to perform in the second semi-final on May 12th. Jérémie will perform his entry on the second half of the show. Last year Belgium was represented by Hooverphonic, who brought the country back to the final after two years. They eventually finished 19th in the final with “The Wrong Place”.
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