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Eurovision 2022: Belgium’s Second Rehearsal!

Belgium and Jeremie Makiese with his song ‘Miss You’ is the next country to rehearse for today. During his first rehearsal, Jérémie appeared on stage in a silver jacket and accompanied by four dancers. The staging featured cool dance moves and great vocals. The belgian delegation comes once again on stage, this time for their second rehearsal.

The Second Rehearsal

Jeremie’s rehearsal starts with shots on himself doing some moves. He wears a silver jacket, he looks great in the street-style clothes. In the chorus, he is accompanied by 4 dancer dressed in black. His dance moves are similar to the video clip ones. Vocally he could have been better. Not a sure qualification for Belgium.

In the third run-through he complains about sound problems.

Watch the exclusive clip of the second rehearsal through the cameras:

EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

EBU / CORINNE CUMMING

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Belgium: Jérémie Makiese’s song to be released on March 10th!

Radio stations VivaCité and MNM have announced the release date of the Belgian song for the Eurovision Song Contest. On 10 March we will discover the song with which Jérémie Makiese will represent Belgium.

The release of Jérémie Makiese’s song is scheduled for Thursday 10 March. French broadcaster RTBF reports that Jérémie will be a guest on its VivaCité radio program. This morning show runs from 8AM to 9AM CET and can also be watched on the Belgian national TV channel, La Une. There, he will present his song as well as the accompanying video clip. There is also a strong possibility that the song will be heard simultaneously on the MNM station.

One week ago, the young singer-songwriter posted a teaser of his song on his official Instagram account.

He is the fifth consecutive former contestant of The Voice Belgique chosen by RTBF to represent Belgium and the first winner of the show since Roberto Bellarosa in 2013 to represent the country. Jérémie had declared his interest in going to Eurovision in an old interview.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Belgian participation in Eurovision 2022!

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Belgium: Artist reveal on Wednesday 15 September!

The host city of Eurovision 2022 may still be unknown but Belgium‘s artist for this year’s edition is about to be revealed really soon. As it has been announced, the artist that is going to represent the country will be known in this Wednesday, September 15.

The national TV of the country is not planning on a press conference but the reveal will take place on “8/9” show, with the artist being a secret guest, in La Une (TV) and Vivacite (Radio) at 8:40 CT. The song, however, is not going to be revealed yet.

Last but not least, there are some rumors online that the country’s representative will be the winner of the Voice, Jérémie Makiese.

Do you think that Jeremie is a good choice? Could he achieve a higher result than the 19th place Hooverphonic achieved last year? Let us know in the comments below!

Belgium: Luka Gruysberghs left The Hooverphonic. Geike Arnaert returns!!

Unexpected breaking news received a few moments ago.  The Hooverphonic replaced their current lead singer Luka Gruysberghs with their former one Geike Arnaert, with whom they achieved most of their success.

The Hooverphonic in the simple press release they issued a while ago express their grief for the replacement of Luka, but also their enthusiasm for the return of Geike, with whom they have preserved excellent relations,  through all these years since she left the band.

We met. We started talking. All three of us were willing to work together again, so we felt we had to do it. She is still the core of Hooverphonic.

The seed was planted a long time ago. Geike called me for something practical. The conversation was very pleasant. I told her we were preparing for the 20th anniversary of “The Magnificent Tree” and it suddenly turned out that we were looking forward to working together again. The split in 2008 was certainly not hostile, as many have said and written.

Alex Callier 

 

Geike Arnaert, who works solo since 2008, is very excited for her coming back and says:

We wanted to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the album together. It’s a weird feeling. I return to this with great pleasure. I do not know how the fans will react. But it looks very good to me. I will fit my own story in the songs again.

Geike Arnaert

 

For the forced leaving of Luka, Alex Callier, the leader of the band, states that it is a bittersweet decision, but she will remain the composer, if she wants to.

Of course it’s a little bittersweet for Luka. She is an excellent singer, no doubt on that. We had three wonderful years with her. But our collaboration ends here. We have traveled all over Europe and the United States and had many unforgettable moments together. We continue to support her with all of our heart. She will release a solo single from Universal and if Luka wants, of course I will continue to accompany her.

Alex Callier

 

The Hooverphonic with Geike Arnaert as lead singer released probably their biggest success, Mad About You .

Given the aforementioned developments it is self-evident that Geike will also be on the stage of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for Belgium.

Source: hln.be

 

 

 

Belgium: Hooverphonic – “We are looking forward to 2021”

Hooverphonic will take part in Eurovision 2021 Song Contest for Belgium! VRT, RTBF and the band agreed to this. Recall that the contest would normally take place in May, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 virus crisis. However, the band will have to look for a new song.
The news that the Eurovision Song Contest will be postponed for a year has emerged on Wednesday. The 65th edition of the contest was scheduled to take place in Rotterdam from 12 to 16 May 2020, but was canceled due to the risk of transmission of the virus. The intention is that Rotterdam will remain the venue for next year, but that is not certain yet.

The VRT and RTBF, which alternately select the candidate, agreed that Hooverphonic will have the opportunity to represent Belgium and 2021, with a new song as requested by all participating countries.

Olivier Goris, Een’s CEO says:

“The cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest was a blow to everyone, but also an understandable and right decision. It highlights the great and difficult times we are experiencing and we are very grateful to our colleagues at RTBF for their willingness to maintain VRT involvement in 2021”

While the band on its part stated:

“It’s nice to have such a quick confirmation that we can go to Eurovision next year. We are still looking forward to doing so. We will now take the time to see how we can prepare for May next year.”

Hooverphonic for 2020, with “Release Me”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAqjksxc4iA

Belgium: Hooverphonic to Thessaloniki,Greece for a unique night

Hooverphonic, the band that will represent Belgium at Eurovision 2020, are returning to Thessaloniki after many years for a unique night full of successes loved by the Greek public on Friday 13 December at Fix Factory Of Sound.

The Belgian band has had a special place in our hearts ever since it first appeared on European music, with more recent proof of their excellent appearance at Release Athens festival last June.

Responsible for some of the most wonderful tunes we’ve heard in the last 25 years, Alex Callier and Raymond Geerts have managed to combine elements of alternative rock, electro-pop, trip-hop, dream-pop with a romantic cinema aesthetics.

At the same time, their big gun is a young singer, 18-year-old Luka Cruysberghs. With tremendous vocal abilities, she managed to color their sound instantly, ideally rendering both new and old band material, which we saw in the summer.

Who are the Hooverphonic?

Hooverphonic is a Belgian band formed in October 1995. The band was originally called Hoover, but later changed its name to Hooverphonic after discovering that other bands were already using the Hoover name.

On October 10, 2008, Geike Arnaert, the band’s lead singer, announced that she would leave the band by the end of the year to pursue her solo career. Hooverphonic’s last concert with Geike took place on December 13, 2008 at Tele-Club in Russia.

On October 29, 2010, Hooverphonic announced the release of their new single, as well as their new lead singer, Noemie Wolfs. On March 26, 2015, Hooverphonic announced that Noémie Wolfs would leave the band “by mutual agreement”. In April 2018, Hooverphonic introduced their new singer, Luka Cruysberghs.

Source: viva.gr