Tonight VRT staged the callback around of Belgium Eursong, and the line-up for the semi-finals is now complete! Masked musicians Day One have qualified, along with Bandits, SIL, and 2 Fabioloa. Belgium correspondent Daphne Dee reviews all the action…
Qualified for the semi-finals:
1. Bandits: 87 from the jury (3rd place)/ After the televoting: 1st place
Okay, we weren’t completely enthusiastic after the casting. But even we can be wrong. They have it all: nice looks, musical talent and great vocals. Their medley is absolutely great! Jury member comments: ‘You are like young Beatles’.
2. SIL: 89 points from the jury (2nd place). After the televoting: 2nd place.
SIL’s performance was a lot better than in the casting. This song fit her vocals much better and she looked way more confident. Jury member comment: ‘A fantastic SIL we saw tonight’.
3. Day One: 91 points from the jury (1st place). After televoting: 3rd place
I fear that the music of Day One is a little bit too weird. Even for ESC-standards. It’s artistic and different, for sure. Perhaps we get more excited about this when they decide to take off the masks. Jury member comments: ‘It’s obvious you don’t belong in the callback, you are too good’. ‘Pure class’.
4. 2 Fabiola feat. Loredana: 75 points from the jury ( 5th place). After televoting: 4rd place
We absolutely loved her outfit. Their version of “Euphoria” was amazing and we were stunned that the televote actually had to save 2Fabiola! Jury member comments: ‘Attacking Euphoria takes a lot of courage’. ‘And we need to start a fund for that owl that donated his feathers’.
The following acts did not make it to the semi-finals:
5. White bird: 82 points from the jury (4th place/5th place)
6. Jessy: 70 points from the jury. (6st place/6st place).
7. Mr Jones: 59 points from the jury (8th place/7th place)
8. Joyce: 7th place jury/ audience 8th place
After tonight, we are down to 12 semi-finalists that will give it a go in one of the three semi-finals. And things are also finally getting serious in Belgium Eurosong. We are now past the stage of fooling around with covering ESC-songs. In the semi-finals the singers will present their song for Copenhagen 2014. Let’s hope the songwriters have some really nice songs in store for us that can live up to Roberto’s good result from last year. The semi-finalists are:
- Eva Jacobs
- Axel Hirsoux
- Tisha Cyrus
- Day One
Broadcaster VRT has not yet decided who will performing in which semi-final, but as soon as the news is released, we will give you an update here.
UPDATE: Broadcaster VRT announced the draw for the semifinals today:
1st semifinal (23rd of February): Day One, Eva Jacobs, Udo, Petra
2nd semifinal (2nd or March): Axeela, Yass, Sil, 2Fabiola ft. Loredana
3rd semifinal: (9th of March) Nelson, Axel Hirsoux, Tisha Cyrus, Bandits
Daphne Dee contributed this report from Belgium. Follow her on Twitter @JacinthaD1. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page
Photo: 2 Fabiola