Belgium: Hooverphonic's song for Eurovision 2021 released – Listen to "The Wrong Place"

Belgium will be represented by the band Hooverphonic at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song "The Wrong Place". Listen to the song here

We were yet in August of 2020 when Hooverphonic announced that their Eurovision song for this year's contest was already ready. Little they knew that a few months after, they'd be replacing their lead singer (Luka Cruysberghs) by Geike Arnaert who had previously been part of the band.

It's unclear if "The Wrong Place" was the one announced back in August but it has just been released and it will be song that Hooverphonic will take to Eurovision 2021 in order to represent Belgium in the contest.

Belgium 2021: Hooverphonic – "The Wrong Place"


Hooverphonic is a Belgian band that was 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 and later changed their name to Hooverphonic after discovering other groups were already using the same name and to avoid any legal issues with the vacuum cleaner company.

Up until today, Hooverphonic have had six female lead singers. The last one being Luka Cruysberghs who would've taken the stage at Eurovision 2020 if it wouldn't have been cancelled. By the end of that year, the band announced the replacement of Luka per Geike Arnaert.

Belgium in Eurovision Song Contest

Belgium 1986: Sandra Kim - "J'aime La Vie"

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 1986: Sandra Kim - "J'aime La Vie"

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: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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