In one month we’ll know who will represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. And today we know the full list of experts who will help Belgium choose its winner through Eurosong, Belgium’s national selection for Stockholm.
Earlier this week we told you that our favourite bellydancing singer Hadise and Swedish Eurovision guru Christer Björkman will serve as experts during the final, offering comments to guide the contestants and, to some extent, the public.
Now even more A-listers are joining the mix. During the first show on January 3 the experts will be Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak and choir leader Stijn Kolacny. One week later Beverly Jo Scott (Loïc’s mentor during The Voice and the co-writer of his tune “Rhythm Inside”) and singer Tom Helsen will fill the chairs.
VRT’s turn to select Belgium’s singer
French-language broadcaster RTBF organized the country’s participant last year — and they did an amazing job. VRT, who takes the reigns this year, have a huge task on their hands to match — or even come close — to Loïc’s fourth-place finish from Vienna.
They started by announcing that Eurosong would return as the selection method, but this time with five internally chosen finalists.
The winner will be selected on Sunday, 17 January during the final of Eurosong 2016. The Belgian public will determine the winner, but the experts will advise the finalists throughout.