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Belgium 2018: Laura Groeseneken
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Belgium: Laura Groeseneken to Eurovision 2018

The first artist for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has been chosen: It's Laura Groeseneken for Belgium!

The first act for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon has just been revealed: It's Laura Groeseneken for Belgium! It was revealed tonight in the talkshow Van Gils & Gasten.

Laura Groeseneken is also known as Sennek or Lola, and tonight she gave us a little taste of her voice and talent, when she sang Salvador Sobral's winning song in English:

Laura's song has not been decided yet. Laura Groeseneken will in the coming months work closely with the Belgian broadcaster VRT to pick she song for Eurovision.

Laura Groeseneken & Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra: Tomorrow Never Dies

Laura Groeseneken has been chosen by the Belgian broadcaster VRT. Belgium has two Eurovision broadcasters who rotate every year as the broadcaster in charge of Eurovision: VRT is the Flemish broadcaster, and the other is the French-speaking broadcaster RTBF.

Laura Groeseneken

Laura Groeseneken (27), also known as Sennek or Lola, is from Leuven, Belgium. She is a singer-songwriter, and in addition to singing she also plays melodica and piano.

She and has been involved in several musical projects, including the 50th anniversary celebrations of James Bond, "007 In Concert". 

Laura has been working together with Ozark Henry since 2014, with appearances at some of Belgium's biggest festivals.

The last three years Belgium finished in Top-10, including two impressive 4th places (2015 and 2017)

Belgium in Eurovision Song Contest

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Eurovision 2018 will be Belgium's 60th contest, and Laura Groeseneken will be the 61st artist to represent Belgium at Eurovision Song Contest (Belgium had two songs in 1956). They won the contest in 1986 (Sandra Kim - "J'aime La Vie"), but finished last 8 times (two of them with Null Points). 

Since the introductions of the Semi-finals in 2004 Belgium qualified for the Grand Final 6 out of 14 times (In 2010 they came first in Semi-final 1).




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