As Belgium’s French-language broadcaster RTBF celebrates the succes Loic Nottet’s fourth place finish, broadcaster VRT — the other Belgian broadcaster and RTBF’s Flemish rival — is getting hungry for some success of its own. VRT, which will take the reigns of Belgium’s Eurovision selection next year, have released a short announcement about their plans for 2016. Most important: the application period opened yesterday!
The national selection for Belgium in 2016 will comprise a search for both songs and artists, resulting in a show (broadcast on Channel Eén) where 5 artists play a central role. This sounds a bit like the classic ‘Eurosong Belgium‘ format that VRT normally uses. But the bigger news here is that VRT has opened (as of now) the possibility to apply spontaneously as an artist or with a song. So if you can sing but don’t have a song, or have a song but aren’t a singer, you can totally participate. You can read the full announcement and application-call here.
VRT kiest Songfestivalkandidaat uit 5 artiesten http://t.co/VRkOCcUpxI
— VRT NWS (@vrtnws) May 24, 2015
The only Eurovision winner for Belgium — Sandra Kim — came from the French-language broadcaster RTBF. Perhaps VRT wants to make sure they buy themselves enough time to write an even bigger success story?
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Watch our interview and meet & greet with this year’s Belgian contestant Loic Nottet: