Belgium’s Francophone broadcaster RTBF has today announced that Loïc Nottet will represent the country in Vienna. Just as they did with Roberto Bellarosa in 2013, Belgium have opted to use The Voice Belgique format to select their representative. Loïc eventually finished as runner-up on the latest series earlier this year.
Loïc Nottet singing live
You can watch his rendition of Rihanna’s Diamonds at the audition stage.
And here’s his duel round with fellow contender Renata Skunczyk, both mentored under Beverly Jo Scott.
Shortly after the announcement, Eurovision predecessor Axel Hirsoux tweeted to wish Loïc the best of luck. Belgium finished 14th in the semi-final at Copenhagen with 28 points.
Good luck Loïc Nottet pour l’eurovision 2015. Je te souhaite tout le meilleur, c’est une superbe aventure qui… http://t.co/lFxssBugYP
— Axel Hirsoux (@Axelhirsoux) November 3, 2014
What do you think of Belgium’s decision? Can they replicate Roberto’s success?