Axel Hirsoux has won Belgium Eurosong 2014 with his song “Mother” and will represent Belgium in Copenhagen. It was a decisive victory. He won the televote and received the highest points from the international juries (Azerbaijan, Denmark, Ireland, FYR Macedonia, Netherlands, Spain and Belarus). As he stated during the show, “Mother” pays hommage to all the mothers, grandmothers and women in the world. It’s a touching tribute from a talented singer. He’s clearly singing from the heart.

It was an intriguing evening. Eva and Ruslana had a little song competition of their own, the experts all stated they want Axel Hirsoux to advance to the final, Udo actually listened to what the experts told him last time, Sil didnt cry and Bandits fans shrieked and screamed until our ears rang. Not cute. But in the end, Axel won the day. With more than 50 percent of the televote, he is a deserving winner.

You can see the complete jury and televoting results below. What do you think of the song? Is Belgium headed to the final?

Televote results:

1. Axel Hirsoux 57,31/160 points

2. Bandits: 17,92 percent/48 points

3. Eva Jacobs: 13,12 percent/37 points

4. Yass 6,75 procent/19 points

5. Udo 3 percent 10 punten

6. Sil 1,99 percent/6 punten

International Jury results:

Denmark Jury

4 points Sil

6 points Udo

8 points Axel Hirsoux

10 points Eva Jacobs

12 points Yass

Belarus Jury

4 points Udo

6 points Bandits

8 points Axel Hirsoux

10 points Eva Jacobs

12 points Yass

Spain Jury

4 points Sil

6 points Eva Jacobs

8 points Bandits

10 points Yass

12 points Axel Hirsoux

Macedonia Jury

4 points Bandits

6 points Sil

8 points Yass

10 points Axel Hirsoux

12 points Eva Jacobs

Netherlands Jury

4 points Eva Jacobs

6 points for Sil

8 points for Yass

10 points for Bandits

12 points Axel Hirsoux

Azerbaijan jury

4 points Udo

6 points Sil

8 points Yass

10 points Bandits

12 points Axel Hirsoux

Ireland jury

4 points Bandits

6 points Sil

8 points Udo

10 points Eva Jacobs

12 points Axel Hirsoux

You can visit Axel’s official Facebook page by clicking here

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

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Natalie
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Natalie

Song is lovely, but a male singing with female voice makes it less lovely…

Roman
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Roman

What happened to One Day? They could have won the contest…

Day One (Marcus)
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Day One (Marcus)

Urgh this is dreadful.
Sil was better but we all know Day One were robbed.

eviken
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eviken

Well i am from Belgium and maybe we will the old days back. We were there from the beginning and in those old days it was a music festival. Who could really sing. Not circus acts. If we aren’t in final or not, we can still be proud that we sended someone with a big voice, and has talent.

Tom
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Tom

My top 10 is as follows:

By the way, my top 10 so far (I won’t take into account my own country, Spain, ’cause will be in first place):

1. United Kingdom.
2. Belgium
3. Armenia.
4. Norway.
5. Sweden.
6. Ireland.
7. Hungary.
8. San Marino.
9. Israel (last year’s song and this are great songs. Congratulations Israel).
10. Italy.

Diane
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Diane

The song is written by Rafael Artesero? Is that the same guy who also made the song for Lucia Perez in 2011??

Zolan
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Zolan

That is pretty fantastic actually …
Just get rid of the dancer. That bit is really naff.

There are about five “classy ballads” in semifinal 1 and not enough support for all of them, but I think “Mother” will reach the final.

Thiago
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Thiago

Thank goodness it’s not in the same semi as Norway for two reasons. 1) Both can qualify. 2) Imagine if one follows the other in the order and everyone goes to sleep! So hopefully that will not happen in the final haha

Mex
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Mex

@Eugene UK

Speaking of Molly’s song – even though it’s a decent attempt, I don’t dig it. Maybe I’m tired from all these ballads and peace songs. I ended up having Denmark, Portugal, Israel, Estonia, Macedonia & Greece on my “happy list”. 🙂 And I might vote for them all, just because IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE A PARTY, people, not a Sleeping Beauty’s playlist.

L_br
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L_br

Sil was my favorite, so sad that she didn’t win.

Alex
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Alex

I like this one. Wonderful voice, sweet song.

Unfortunately, it does call to mind that the past few years have had better ballads than the ones we’re seeing now. “Nar jag blundar,” another song about the singer’s mother, was far more interesting than this.

Eugene UK
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Eugene UK

Mex – Crimea is slightly different to the rest of the Ukraine. If you knew people who live in the Ukraine or lived there yourself your opinion might be a bit different. As I said, and I’ll say it again, it’s the fear of the threat of what might happen in the coming weeks. Mex, it hasn’t even got started yet. Why are you suggesting that Ruslana is acting? If anyone should know, she should know, those tears were real. She is asking Europe and the world for help or did you miss that? UN delegates are meeting to see… Read more »

seanryanj
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seanryanj

There sure are alot of ballads in the contest I wonder will this allow a strong song which is different to win?

Mex
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Mex

@Eugene UK

This may go off topic, as well, but the supposed “fear” of the Ukrainians is non-existent, actually. And it’s quite complex situation, to be honest. Nonetheless, I don’t see any “black and sad” news coming from Ukraine, people are behaving OK and even partying in Crimea because of their referendum. Oh, the media, I hate them so much, from whatever state they come from and whatever point of view they are presenting. But, images aren’t showing the “drama” that Ruslana shared thus involving ESC clearly into politics (not that it wasn’t involved already).

Kristin Kristjans
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That boy has such a beautiful voice!!! Congrats Belgium, good choice

Eugene UK
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Eugene UK

Hi Robyn – Ha ha what do you mean, “kind of not”!!! Cake will definitely NOT be on the menu in Copenhagen. Poland? why not? You could of said UK though??

I now firmly believe it will be a ballad, there are just too many good ones now to be ignored. UK have a ballad with plenty of interesting variation and great lyrics, so why not? Armenia v Azerbaijan is a good conundrum. I fear that Denmark might stick out like a sore thumb!! Oh dear.

SpirK
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SpirK

It’s a good one. I really think that he is the voice of this year’s contest. I like it’s message. It could be a bit less repetitive, but I don’t mind it!
It really is a ballad year! At least hald of the countries have ballads (not considering songs like Germany as a ballad)

Kenan96
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Kenan96

I LOVE this song :$ Good luck to Belgium

Eugene UK
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Eugene UK

OFFTOPIC :- Sorry Mex you have missed the point about the Ukraine, it is not what has happened so much, it is what might happen!! The Ukrainians are fearing for their lives. The situation can escalate and get out of hand very quickly. We all know what might happen there.

Coincidentally Molly sums it up perfectly :-

“Something stirring in the silence,
And it wreaks of passive violence
Hold on tight this opportunity we’ll take,
Put an end to all the suffering before it gets too late”

Robyn
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Robyn

@Eugene UK – Ha ha! Kind of joking, kind of not. I wonder if all the serious, emotional ballads might get a bit tiring for viewers, and so the more lively songs might stand out. Not necessarily one of the cake songs, but maybe the Polish song?

Easpag
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Easpag

NOOOOOOO!!!
Over dramatic, fake and ear piercingly high-pitched.

Congratulations Iceland, you don’t have the worst song in the competition anymore.

Raul
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Raul

Ok, Don’t care if is fat, if is outdated, just don’t care. This is the best for me at esc. I really enjoy it

Eugene UK
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Eugene UK

Could his be the inspiration for Belgium’s “Mother” perhaps? :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jIbRxG72H8

From Boy George’s Musical “Taboo” from 1985!!!!!

Dhani
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Pastora, Conchita will 90% sure sing a ballad.

Pastora Soler haha
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Pastora Soler haha

Austria and Russia, NO MORE BALLADS, please please please

Charles
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Charles

I don’t get it, I never did, I never will … I can’t stand theatrics over-the-top fake vocal performances and all that gestures are beyond annoying.

There are far better songs about mothers in the world than … this load of crap!

Pastora Soler haha
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Pastora Soler haha

mother motherrrr, more drama please? I’m gonna be diabetic with this song

But yes is a good choice, top 10 sure. He is singing for all women and he looks like a nice boy. Maybe top5.

Jalal
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Jalal

@Robyn: I love Cake to Bake!

D
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D

Uh I strongly dislike this song. My least favourite in the final and this is going into my Bottom Three for 2014.

Erin
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Erin

There’s no doubt Axel has a good operaic soprano voice, but the structure of the song reminds me a lot of ‘Je Suis Malade’ so I can’t help comparing between the two. I think it’s too over the top as an ode to a mother.

Sam "Sopon"
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I knew Axel would win it! I had a feeling ever since he covered Anne-Marie David that he would win the right to fly the Belgian flag in Denmark. But as for it’s chances now, I have my doubts. Although it was clearly the best song in Eurosong, I don’t know if it will qualify in its semi. Albania sentenced itself to death today, and Iceland and Latvia are not making it by a long shot. We know that Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, Sweden, and Hungary will make the final for sure. That leaves five more spots open. I predict that… Read more »

Eugene UK
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Eugene UK

Robyn no cake thank you. You are joking…………………………..yes??????????

Eugene UK
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Eugene UK

VRT gave Bandits, Eva and Axel the best singing slots with Axel getting the “Pimp Spot”, they came 2nd, 3rd and 1st . Poor old Sill got the dreaded No.2 singing position, clearly VRT did not want her to win. So another ballad, but I’m not a fan of this one, but I can see why it would be popular. It’s just too OTT and melodramatic and not contemporary or original enough for me. Really all the songs were poor tonight in my view. I would think it would qualify for the final but it is definitely not my idea… Read more »

Robyn
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Robyn

“Mother” is lovely. Axel has a really good voice that will probably do really well with juries.

Here’s a thing – there’s “Silent Storm”, this one and “Start a Fire” and they’re all emotional, delicate ballads. They’re all different in their own way, but there are only so many directions that one’s emotions can be pulled before you just want some guy singing a fun song about cake.

Ian Davis
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Ian Davis

Yet again, it’s another ok song, although I’m not a big fan. Belgium luckily has The Netherlands to give them 12 points in order to push them closer to qualification. I don’t know if this will qualify or not, this could go well or very badly.

Dhani
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such a sweet song. Far better than norway