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Belgium: Hooverphonic's song for Eurovision 2021 has been decided

The Belgian song is "already ready" for Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam

UPDATE 6 SEPTEMBER 2020

Alex Callier from Hooverphonic has stated that the band's song for Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has not been selected yet.

Hooverphonic were due to represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 at Rotterdam with "Release Me" before the unfortunate cancellation due to COVID-19. A few days after the EBU announcement, the Belgian Broadcasters reached an agreement with Hooverphonic to represent the nation once again in 2021.

Days before the official Eurovision Song Contest 2021 season starts, Alex Callier, the lead of Hooverphonic, confirmed that the song for Eurovision 2021 is written and continued to state:

-- Despite the bizarre summer, we (the band) made good use of our time. I think I already have material for three new albums.

He continued to explain that the song which will be performed in Rotterdam is "already ready".

More details on the song are yet to be revealed.

Belgium 2020: Hooverphonic - "Release Me"

Hooverphonic

Hooverphonic is a Belgian band that formed in 1995. Though originally categorized as a trip hop group, they quickly expanded their sound to the point where they could no longer be described as a lone genre, but rather encompass alternative, electronica, electropop, rock, and a mixture of others. The band originally called themselves Hoover, but later changed their name to Hooverphonic after discovering other groups were already using the Hoover name and to avoid any legal issues with the vacuum cleaner company.

Belgium in Eurovision Song Contest

Belgium 2015: Loïc Nottet - "Rhythm Inside"

Belgium has been participating 61 times in Eurovision since the beginning in 1956.

They won the contest in 1986 (Sandra Kim – J'aime La Vie), but finished last 8 times (two of them with Nul Points).

Belgium 2015: Loïc Nottet - "Rhythm Inside"

Since the introductions of the Semi-finals in 2004 Belgium qualified for the Grand Final 6 out of 16 times (In 2010 they even came first in Semi-final 1). The last 5 years Belgium had two top-4 placements and one in top-10.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

Steven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.



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