In the run-up to Eurovision 2014 the bookies consistently had Belgium’s Axel Hirsoux down as a Top 10 favourite to win it all. But, when the results were revealed during the first semi-final, Axel failed to qualify.

We caught up with the “Mother” singer on May 9, three days after his elimination, to reflect on his time at Eurovision. He talked at length about how the contest is “just a game” and that it wasn’t a big deal he had an early exit.  “I think it’s the best moments of my life,” he says, adding that he hopes to compete again in five years.

Throughout our conversation he consistently returned to his fans.

“My fans, my guiding light, my fans is very important,” he says. “And I think I have a chance now. I have many people with me, support me. When I sing, I sing for my fans. My relations with my public is very important.”

He also says the vibe between contestants was positive and drama-free.

“I spoke with Suzy, Sanna Nielsen. When I speak with the other singers it’s just music and no contest, no competition. It’s really important for me the connection with the older artists, with the different cultures. And I love all of the songs of the whole contest this year of the Eurovision.”

Were you surprised that Axel didn’t make the final? Do you want to see him at Eurovision again soon? 

 

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Easpag
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Easpag

No. Axel can stay away from Eurovision. His voice is terribly shrieky.

@Darren YES. Ever since the final, me and my friend have been talking about how good Imelda would be for us at Eurovision. She clearly won’t go for it though, as she’s still a successful artist, but she would be a fantastic choice.

Scar
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Scar

What a brave man. Hope Belgium continues to support him after the contest.

Jericho
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Jericho

Dhani–don’t be a toad. It’s a rather normal American accent. I’m sure we could all make snide comments about your voice if we heard it.

florent
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Dhani
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who is that interviewer??? he has a REALLY annoying accent!!

Darren
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Darren

@beccaboo
Sinead Mulvey said in 2009 that she would never return to eurovision, which is a shame, Ireland in 2009 were one of my favorites and certainly should have qualified.

I dont know if you are familiar with an Irish artist called Imelda May? If not, youtube her, she would be ideal for Eurovision next year.

beccaboo1212
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I’m also hoping that Natalia Kelly (Austria 2013) can return to Eurovision next year, as well. Followed by Sinead Mulvey (Ireland 2009), Dorians (Armenia 2013), Softengine (Finland 2014), Stella Mwangi (Norway 2011), and Cleo (Poland 2014).

beccaboo1212
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“Do you want to see him at Eurovision again soon?…” I guess.