It’s been a bit of a wait, but last night we finally got to see Belgium’s Loïc Nottet perform “Rhythm Inside” in front of an audience for the first time. Between his internal selection and the delegation’s snubbing of the preview circuit, we’ve only had live radio sessions to go on. They confirmed that Loïc’s vocals were on point, but what about his performance? He seemed to have a fondness for singing with his eyes shut, leading to fears that he would fail to connect with the crowd.
Well y’all needn’t have worried. Belgian tv viewers witnessed an epic homecoming, as Loïc returned to The Voice Belgique, the show on which he finished runner-up last year. And he slayed. Everything was stunning – the vocals, his styling, the staging. There’s already been mutterings online about the backing dancers. We got two things to say – 1. Loïc’s confirmed that he won’t be bringing them to Vienna, and 2. The overall performance was too mesmerising for us to care. Be still my rapapabab heart!
Belgium have been slowly but surely creeping up both fan and bookie rankings. And with the potential for something similar to this in Vienna, it’s little wonder that he currently sits atop the Wiwi Jury leaderboard. Are Belgium onto a winner? Let us know below.
Loïc Nottet – Fan Message
“Rhythm Inside” – The Wiwi Jury’s Verdict
Photo: RTBF/The Voice Belgique