She’s the teenage Voice Belgique star formerly known as Ellie Delvaux. Now as Blanche, she’s ready to take on the rest of Europe at Eurovision 2017 and looking to try and take Belgium to the top ten yet again. Her song “City Lights” was set to be revealed via livestream tomorrow morning, but has leaked ahead of time on Spotify.
Blanche — “City Lights”
N.B: Song may not be available in all countries
Deep, dark, moody — and modern! “City Lights” is certainly a welcome change to some of the entries we’ve heard. A piano intro leads to slick electronic beats, with hints of Birdy and Kodaline along the way.
What will also no doubt stand out is Blanche’s deep vocal: a real contrast to some of the “shouty” divas already on offer in Kyiv.
We’ll no doubt find out more about the song in due course at the official reveal, set for 11.45 CET on March 8.
Early reaction on Twitter has been overwhelmingly positive towards the song:
New fav ?? Blanche will slayyyyy
— Jay???? (@jaydbp) March 7, 2017
Thanks Belgium for showing us that countries can make an effort in 2017 ?? #eurovision
— Matthew ??? (@tchuqo) March 7, 2017
Come on Belgium! I knew you could do it!!!
— Merci Europe (@Thankyoueurope) March 7, 2017
It’s not just Twitter who like the song either. Bookmakers have dramatically cut Belgium’s odds from 100/1 to 25/1 and they continue to fall. Things look very good for Blanche and RTBF!
No matter what, Blanche has some real momentum carrying her in to Kyiv. Both Loic Nottet and Laura Tesoro made the top ten in the last two years and the country will hope for the same again. Are we at the point where the question of “will Belgium qualify?” is becoming an afterthought?
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