RTBF know they have good thing with stars from the Voice Belgique, so why change the formula? Following in the footsteps of Roberto Bellarosa and Loic Nottet, they’ve announced Blanche will be Belgium’s representative at Eurovision 2017. Blanche performed on the latest season of the Voice, under her real name of Ellie Delvaux.

The announcement was made through the Voice Belgique’s official Facebook page, with a new Facebook page for Blanche also confirming the news:

Blanche was coached by French band Cats on Trees during her time in the competition. She made it through to the live shows, ultimately going out two weeks before the final. Along the way, she performed songs by the likes of Adele, Radiohead and Beyoncé. With her own YouTube page showing off some more covers as well, it’s clear that there’s a lot of genres Blanche can lend her hand to.

Blanche is said to be working with the Pierre Dumoulin, lead singer of the band Roscoe, on her song.

RTBF have yet to confirm any other information on the song yet, though. Interestingly, they’re also yet to confirm what language Blanche will be singing in. The last time Belgium’s song was not in English was back in 2008, when they returned to a constructed language for “O Julissi”. Somehow, we doubt Blanche will be going down that route — but who knows!

Either way, there’s a lot riding on RTBF to qualify this year more than ever. Fellow broadcaster VRT finally broke their non-qualification run in 2016, when Laura Tesoro delivered a second consecutive top ten finish for the country. “What’s the Pressure” indeed, RTBF!

This now brings us up to four confirmed acts for Eurovision 2017, with Blanche joining Jana Burceska from Macedonia, Hovig from Cyprus and O’G3NE from the Netherlands. It’s getting busy!

What do you think of RTBF’s selection of Blanche for Belgium? Do you think that she’ll be able to give Belgium yet another strong finish? Let us know in the comments section below!

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BeBeBELGIUM
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BeBeBELGIUM

http://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_ellie-delvaux-runnin?id=2097951 if a video of her performing in The Voice Belgique. I do not know if people outside Belgium are able to open it and watch it. You can always try to change your destination settings in your settings and fool them if you really want I guess.

Lianne
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Lianne

@Timselvision how the hell do you know that? These predictions are absolutely ridiculous.

Timselvision
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Timselvision

@Denis: Nina won the Voice in Croatia…

Good luck Belgium 🙂 As said before, it either will do very well or not qualify.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

She does not seem to have the same quirkiness and out-of-the-box….ness of other recent Belgian acts.
She will probably do really well or not qualify at all. Nothing in between!

Mimimi
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Mimimi

Omg yesssss

Adam
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Adam

16 years old? Will she be the first person born in the 21st century to ever participate in ESC? 😀

I’m excited by all these announcements. Keep ’em coming!

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

mawnck: I don’t understand what your issue is with the name Blanche. Is it that it rhymes with branch? When I think of “Blanche”, I think of Blanche Devereaux from the Golden Girls, which is a a good thing to be reminded me! Or blanched almonds, which also a good thing.

Gav
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Gav

I really like her voice, very raw and conveys feeling in the short clip above. Ill buy the album and wave a Belgium flag!

Paul
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Paul

Right – it’s all nice that we know who’s going to sing but if it’s a rubbish song – who. Cares.

I. WANT. SONGS.

Also it’d be nice if there’s more groups!

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

i’m sensing a super-hip pop song similar to frans which is very excitinggggg!!!!
so much anticipation
again i could be speaking too soon but it looks like there’s going to be a lot of cool/respectable music this year

Racal
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Racal

@mawnck: Blanche means “white” in French, it’s a very common first name in French speaking countries…

mawnck
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mawnck

“And I came, and I took him right down from his branch,
And I brought him back home to my split-level ranch,
And I said to my wife, “Here’s a gift for you, Blanche.
He sings ‘willow, tit willow, tit willow.'”

– Allan Sherman, “The Bronx Bird Watcher”, 1963

Kids, be sure to consult with a native English speaker before picking your stage name.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Belgium has been on a roll lately, I think their victory is upon us!

Denis
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Denis

As always the song is what matters. But if she competed on The Voice we at least know she can perform. The clip above sounds promising and if the chosen song is good we could have another Belgian Top 10.

esconly
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esconly

She haw great voice and the cover of Ed’s song is awesome!
Another top 10 for Belgium??

MS
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MS

Ououou stop with the next solo female invasion. We dont want them!

Demetrio
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Demetrio

It seems that the season already started 🙂 …There is a lot potential here for Belgium. Of course all depends on the song at last, but at first sight we have a potential top10 act..

Marco
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Marco

Don’t know why….but I love her:))

Azaad
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Azaad

The Walloon broadcaster seem to do better than the Flemish broadcaster usually, so I can Blanche going to the final easily and even placing in the top 10. Of course this all depends on the song.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

Looking forward to her entry.

Leo Valdez
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Leo Valdez

I see potential here
I hope belgium sends something great and modern and doesn’t let us down

marie
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marie

She’s 16.

Callum
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Callum

I think Belgium are slowly in-it-to-win-it. And this just proves it.

An edgy performer with a real marketable voice and image. With the right song, we’ll be in for a treat!

SauleRiet
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SauleRiet

How old is she? She looks so young.

dutchie
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dutchie

Laura Tesoro was sort of a lucky shot for the VRT, her song wasn’t all that great but her performance saved it. I think RTBF did a better job with Loic Nottet, so they have nothing to prove. Apparently they’ve already heard her song, so it’s not carte blanche (see what I did there?)

(J)ESC Fanatic
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(J)ESC Fanatic

Wow, another Eurovision 2017 participant being revealed? 😮
Great! This means the new season is not too far away! 😀

By the way, does anyone know when Albania will release the songs competing in their national selection?

Ruud Buscher
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Ruud Buscher

Exciting! This better be good again. Belgium’s had it on point since 2015 for me