One placed fourth at Eurovision 2017. The other one’s hoping to replicate her success this year in Lisbon. And now Blanche and Sennek have become covergirls for NINA magazine. 

In the interview, Sennek says Blanche inspired her to enter Eurovision:

“I found ‘City Lights’ such a beautiful song. It was so special. So different. So I reasoned: if a song like that is possible at  Eurovision, I would also like to try it. So it is mainly thanks to you that I am going.” 

The “A Matter Of Time” singer also revealed she’s put her day job on hold:

“My entire life is currently dominated by the Eurovision Song Contest. I am solely concerned with that. I’ve take seven weeks of unpaid leave from IKEA to reach my goal. I want to go for it. I want to make the Belgians proud. Everything has to give way for that.” 

Besides Blanche, Eurovision 2016 contestant Laura Tesoro has also been in touch, with advice for Eurovision:

From Laura Tesoro I learned that it is very busy during the rehearsals, and that you have to make sure you close yourself a bit, so that you are in your own bubble. She said booking a hotel room with a bath so that you can make time every day to relax was one of the best things she did.”

Sennek also used the interview to reveal Veronique Branquinho will be her dress designer.

“Veronigue is a rock n’ roll woman and she has Portuguese roots, which makes our collaboration extra fun!” The designer – who studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp – will accompany the Belgian delegation to Lisbon.

In the interview, Blanche is full of praise for Sennek.

“It’s already certain she’ll stand out at Eurovision. I love the atmosphere of her music video. I think “A Matter Of Time” is really, really good.”

Belgium’s Eurovision 2018 star is on stage tonight in Amsterdam as a part of Eurovision In Concert.

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TheBoyNextDoor
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TheBoyNextDoor

Blanche should teach Sennek how to sing 🙂

Marco
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Marco

I was reading comments expecting something like: “throwing the -I worked at Ikea- thing…trying to buy the swedish votes”

jim
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jim

sennek is cute but somehow they made her look horrible on that cover. also blanche should have released some new music while there was still hype around her,

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

Blanche is an indie singer. Most indie singers take their time in their music…
…also, I think she dropped hints on her new songs, possibly titles for the pending singles.

Eve
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Eve

@ jim, agree, wtf that stylist was thinking, she has beautiful hair and need more beautiful hairstyle..
Glad to see Blanche, my winner from 2017 🙂

DyGh
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DyGh

Let me remind you all that the public brought her to the top.
Your opinion is irrelevant

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

She deserved to qualify after all the douchebaggery you twats put her through!
She’s just a 17 year old indie singer at the start of her career and you expect her to act like a 30 year old pop diva? I don’t see the logic in that. I’m so glad Blanche ended up way higher than other people except because it only proves them wrong, it only proves YOUR WRONG about Blanche.

EuroFan
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EuroFan

Sennek keeps slaying! Every interview and performance of hers is like a breath of fresh air. Styling, vocals and charisma were on point in Amsterdam!

Sennek you have everything to win and are such an inspiration to all your fans.

Jo
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Jo

Actually, the jury ranked her ~12th in the semifinal.

Poiroke
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Poiroke

Can you explain what you mean? Blanche was 4th is her semi-final, and after the televote (where she was 4th and has a lot of points) she was 4th. She has more than 12 million views for a small country like ours, only Loic Nottet has more succes (he has more charisma, that’s right and he can danse and sing amazingly together). I don’t get it about no charisma (for you, that’s fine, no hartfeelings about it). What is it, that so much hate is here on wiwibloggs? What song is your favourite (I had quite some songs that are… Read more »

Poiroke
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Poiroke

Sennek nailed it in Amsterdam, what a beautifull voice. And what some people can be hatefull about her long hair? I don’t get it. If you know something about music, the song is very sophisticated musically, and the text is very meaningfull for me. In Portugal, you have a word for it, saudade (happy and unhappy together).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r5JdRq9Vjw

Joe
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Joe

Her performance in Amsterdam was MUCH better! I’m much less worried for her now.

Yaa
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Yaa

Yes, well done Sennek! You will shine in Lisbon and end top 3!

Yaa
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Yaa

Danone vanilla & chocolate?

Yaa
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Yaa

Sorry, it was meant as a reply st the bottom

Mar
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Mar

That’s a great cover, they look as if they could be sisters.
About her Amsterdam performance, I really hope the rumours from Israel were true and that she was sick, because her live was atrocious, so she better bring it tonight and prove that she can sing the song.

Jonas
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Jonas

“My entire life is currently dominated by the Eurovision Song Contest”

Who can identify with that? 🙂

eurofan
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eurofan

OH MY GOD ME! Can’t wait for the semis

thespb01
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thespb01

Get a life.

Xilophone
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Xilophone

I wonder if the same people that criticize Sennek over her looks are also criticizing Netta or Julia over the same thing.
(Also, I must point out that this is Eurovision 2018 , not Miss Universe 2018)

Catriona Colville
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Catriona Colville

Will finish top 3 in its semi.

Jo
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Jo

She will need a big jury push.

eurofan
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eurofan

Can we talk about how beautiful Blanche is in this photo?

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

Yes we can because she is beautiful!!

Thiago
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Thiago

They look and sound a bit too similar. They seem to be in the same phase as their Dutch neighbors. Netherlands is on a country cycle and Belgium on this dreery I don’t even know how to describe it cycle. Rarely does the same type of act succeed twice.

azaad
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azaad

They’ve never sent an artsy Bond song before. Loïc, Laura and Blanche all had songs that were completely different in genres to Sennek. As for the Netherlands, since their Renaissance kicked in, half their songs (2013, 2015 and 2017) weren’t country.

drag kvinna
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drag kvinna

how is it to work at ikea?

Isa
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Isa

I really don’t understand how some people can be so venomous… You poor creatures!

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

I don’t think those are all different people…. Some people even take the effort to spread their hateful opinion on multiple accounts.

Stan
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Stan

i had the exact same thought…

I guess they see Sennek as a threat for their own favourite and she needs to be brought down. But I don’t care! She’s great! Major slaying coming up in semi 1 🙂

Yaa
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Yaa

She will be wonderfull, I can almost see it!

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

For someone who looks pretty chill she really takes this seriously!

Denise pls
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Denise pls

Dear sad melancholic miserable grumpy old Blanche

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

I’m pretty sure your describing your life story.

David
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David

Come on Belgium ! Make us proud !

Mark
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Mark

Black and White, Salt and Pepper, Ebony and Ivory, I can’t think of any others.

West
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West

Day and Night?

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Coffee and Milk, White and Dark Chocolate, Oreos…
I think I’m hungry

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

Cloak and Dagger