Sad news, y’all. Last year’s Belgian entrant for Eurovision Axel Hirsoux has lost his record deal with Universal Music. Despite the hype surrounding his entry after his selection, he finished 14th out of 16 acts in his semi-final.
Axel announced the news on Facebook, writing: “The Eurovision Song Contest has given me a chance, and Universal … Now it’s up to me to continue.”
He also wrote that he has to show everyone that he can do it on his own and that his fans are the reason he will remain a singer.
After Eurovision, Axel released two singles: ‘Bellissimo‘ and the duet “Because you need me” with The Voice Kids Belgium finalist Camille. Neither became a big hit, but both showcased his powerful voice. The lackluster sales could be the reason why Universal backed out of releasing his debut album, which was discussed when they inked the deal during Eurovision season.
Axel Hirsoux and Eurovision
Axel Hirsoux is known by most of you as Ruslana’s favourite to win Eurovision. It didn’t go as planned and Axel did not reach the final in Copenhagen. But at least he won our wiwibloggs Pirates of the Sea cruise ship award.
After his semi-final exit, Axel caught up with wiwiblogger David in Copenhagen. He was staying positive, and we appreciated his warmth.