Blanche’s “City Lights” goes platinum…weeks after ZDF-Fernsehgarten performance


She’s the Belgian teenager who made all of Belgium proud when she placed fourth in the grand final of Eurovision with her song “City Lights”.

And on Wednesday Blanche had even more reason to cheer, as her song went platinum in Belgium after clocking up 20,000 sales.

Not bad for a singer who only turned 18 on June 10!

Blanche — known to her family as Ellie Delvaux — managed to live up to all the pre-Eurovision hype with her very respectable fourth place finish at Eurovision.

But, perhaps more importantly as she forges her career in the years ahead, she’s proved to be a huge commercial hit across borders.

Her song, written by Pierre Dumoulin, climbed the iTunes and Spotify charts in almost twenty countries.

As the downloads and streams picked up across Europe, Blanche was busy studying and finishing school.

But she did take some time out to appear on the German show ZDF-Fernsehgarten, where she performed her song to an adoring audience on June 5.

The show, which has also welcomed Eurovision 2016 star Serhat in the past, clearly made an impression on Blanche.

The singer, who rarely posts on social media, shared a series of pictures from the show on her Facebook account, writing: “Took a little break in my studies to say hello to Germany and I had a great time with two really cool guys! I’ll be back sooooon.”

Serhat, you’ll remember, also made two appearances on the show.

Germany’s televoters gave Blanche 10 points during the grand final.

Her success in Europe is still going strong as she remains in the iTunes charts in Austria, Belgium, Lithuania, Sweden and Switzerland.

Next up? Her debut album, which will include “City Lights” and nine other tracks. More details coming soon…

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