She’s the Belgian teenager who made all of Belgium proud when she placed fourth in the grand final of Eurovision with her song “City Lights”.

And on Wednesday Blanche had even more reason to cheer, as her song went platinum in Belgium after clocking up 20,000 sales.

Not bad for a singer who only turned 18 on June 10!

Blanche — known to her family as Ellie Delvaux — managed to live up to all the pre-Eurovision hype with her very respectable fourth place finish at Eurovision.

But, perhaps more importantly as she forges her career in the years ahead, she’s proved to be a huge commercial hit across borders.

Her song, written by Pierre Dumoulin, climbed the iTunes and Spotify charts in almost twenty countries.

As the downloads and streams picked up across Europe, Blanche was busy studying and finishing school.

But she did take some time out to appear on the German show ZDF-Fernsehgarten, where she performed her song to an adoring audience on June 5.

The show, which has also welcomed Eurovision 2016 star Serhat in the past, clearly made an impression on Blanche.

The singer, who rarely posts on social media, shared a series of pictures from the show on her Facebook account, writing: “Took a little break in my studies to say hello to Germany and I had a great time with two really cool guys! I’ll be back sooooon.”

Serhat, you’ll remember, also made two appearances on the show.

Germany’s televoters gave Blanche 10 points during the grand final.

Her success in Europe is still going strong as she remains in the iTunes charts in Austria, Belgium, Lithuania, Sweden and Switzerland.

Next up? Her debut album, which will include “City Lights” and nine other tracks. More details coming soon…

Are you looking forward to hearing more from Blanche? Let us know in the comment box!

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Portugnol
Portugnol
3 years ago

France is so last year

Helene
Helene
3 years ago

A hit is not always liked by Eurovision fans. Frans “If I were sorry” has currently 75m listenings on Spotify and Blanche only 1m. Frans song was a real hit and he is genuine artist as well. But Eurovision fans did not like him.

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  Helene

He finished 5th from what i remember. You call it dislike??

David
David
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

His talking about Eurovison fans not final ranking. Final rankings are not the reflection of Eurovison fans’ tastes. If that would be the case we would completely different outcomes. See OGAE poll for instance.

David
David
3 years ago
Reply to  David

* she. Sorry 🙂

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  David

He even finished high on the televote for that matter!! OGAE is only a subset of the Eurovision fans. I don’t think its fair to discount the other voters though they may just have been casual viewers……but they are fans nonetheless.

David
David
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

I envy your little fantasy world

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  David

Thankyou…..envy is the highest form of flattery.

David
David
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

You are so thick that you even don’t understand irony

bobby
bobby
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

If that would be the case then Salvador would be the super favorite of the Eurovision fans, which he clearly is not. A little consistency in the commentaries would be becoming…

David
David
3 years ago
Reply to  Helene

Blanche has 10 million. Robin and Francesco have 17 million. Salvador 7 milllion and Sunstroke Project 13 million. But I do take your point and I don’t think that those numbers indicate more or less talent, as someone here said.

Helene
Helene
3 years ago
Reply to  David

Sorry I lost a zero. You are right she has got 10 M.

David
David
3 years ago
Reply to  Helene

😉

Peace Peace Love Love
Peace Peace Love Love
3 years ago

Congratulations?”Citylights” is one of the ESC2017 real winner Salvador’s favorite song. Salvador also Like “Occidentali’s Karma”.

Peace Peace Love Love
Peace Peace Love Love
3 years ago

Congratulations !

#ShoutOutToMyEx
#ShoutOutToMyEx
3 years ago

‘City Lights’ will always be the Euphoria of ESC 2017, you can say what you want but Blanche and Sunstroke Project are the only acts this year with a hit.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago

Sorry but they were not hits. I live in Belgium and very rarely have I heard City Lights in the radio (much much less than I heard Loic’s sing) and Sunstroke Project never ever. As I said, why should that matter anyhow? Is not that Eurovision produces world hits…

Kris
Kris
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

And that’s the attitude we are striving to change!! Vote for quality songs with the potential to be world hits!! People instead vote for performers’, their demographics , their backgrounds, the stagings instead!! Every year we do have great songs in the competition and many of them are sung well in the competition too!! But Alas people have a different criterion to vote and I as an individual can’t do anything to change other people’s mind other than to put my point across and hope that they agree. City Lights and Hey Mamma are charting in multiple countries other than… Read more »

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  Kris

I do understand. I just think that ‘staying power’, as you put it, is not necessarily dictated by sales. I am sorry to disagree but Portugal’s did not have anything else than the music and that is the true staying power.BTW Amar pelos dois is still charting in multiple iTunes Charts.

Kris
Kris
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

Not sales…..Staying power is determined by streams though(people’s want to listen to the song again). Portugal had a lot going on apart from the Music. It had a conspicuously unkempt singer with quirky/perceptibly unusual gestures and motions and a life-at-stake background story. And that’s a lot to sway away the casual viewers from solely focusing on the song/music. I don’t think the i-tunes are representative charts. It’s use is only limited to the entitled/non-tech savvy. For example if 10 people in my country ended up downloading a song on i-tunes I think that’d be enough to put it in the… Read more »

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  Kris

@Kris
You must be super dumb or something.Stop disagreeing with him and accept that portugal had the best song ever or he might kill you.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

I gladly accept other opinions like Kris’. What I don’t understand is why people are still whining like you.

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

Yes, i believe you.and that’s why you are attacking people after changing your name into Bart??

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  Kris

Ok I understand your point of view, which I don’t agree with. But ok. I only thing is funny that the pre-contest months many fans were saying that his gestures and presence was off-putting and he would never win because of that. Now you are saying it gave him the victory… On health, enough has been said. Don’t want to get back to that topic…

Aline Van Rossem
Aline Van Rossem
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

You clearly don’t follow the Belgian radio stations… I hear City Lights almost daily. Sunstroke Project was very famous here during MNM’s Marathonradio

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago

Why is it that almost every single post people make it about Salvador even if he is not the topic?… Are you not tired of always making the same points? And why compare City Lights with Amar pelos dois, Ocidentali’s Karma or Hey Mama? So different songs with completely different genres. I for one find those four very good songs and I don’t care a little bit if they chart or not. That doesn’t make a song good or bad for me.

PP
PP
3 years ago

Good song but terrible sang live at Eurovison stage. For me Belgium is so overrated in points from 2014.

PvdA
PvdA
3 years ago

Her next album will include include City Lights and 12 other songs! Check your sources before writing..

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago
Reply to  PvdA

Wait she’s REALLY releasing an album? I am shooketh

Aria
Aria
3 years ago

Hi I am Aria. Nice to meet you shooketh. I see that you like Blanche’s style like me.

Fransman
Fransman
3 years ago

OMG what an bad article..

Fransman
Fransman
3 years ago
Reply to  Fransman

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Kjetil
Kjetil
3 years ago

Wiwibloggs, I love you! Thanks for using my video again ? It’s sad that YouTube removed the audio due to copyright reasons but at least we can see her ?

Minerva
Minerva
3 years ago

Bad article

Twisted French
Twisted French
3 years ago

Good for her and I wish her success. For me she’s irrelevant and doesn’t bring anything. Clearly overrated. But she’s successful that means other persons than myself like her music. So. Good for them!!

James
James
3 years ago

Youtube took out the audio for copyright reasons. 🙁

Richardinho
Richardinho
3 years ago

Blanche is all hype. 20,000 is nothing.

escphbelgium
escphbelgium
3 years ago
Reply to  Richardinho

Belgium’s music industry is a small market compared to UK, Italy or Russia

BLANCHE IS THE REAL WINNER
BLANCHE IS THE REAL WINNER
3 years ago

YASSSS SLAY QUEEN!!

Bart
Bart
3 years ago

No she is not you stupid moron!

:)
:)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bart

It’s just my opinion! 😉 There is no need to rude…

Bart
Bart
3 years ago
Reply to  :)

Well, I find your opinion very very offensive. There were lots of winners that I didn’t like, not once have I ever said they were not the winners.

Kris
Kris
3 years ago
Reply to  Bart

Because probably the public didn’t agree with your dislike.You can definitely be polite even when disagreeing.

Bart
Bart
3 years ago
Reply to  Kris

This is just what I said… dah…

:)
:)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bart

*be rude

Twisted French
Twisted French
3 years ago

Queen? She sold 20.000 copies of one song in her home country and she’s already a queen? What if she sells 1 million of her album to come? (Obviously that will never happen)

Jo
Jo
3 years ago

The real fight for the trophy should’ve been between Italy and Belgium.

At least they did well.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Yes let’s have a final without winners and wait three months. The winner will be the one that makes the biggest sales. Let’s just discard jury and people’s vote. What do they know? Only sales matter.

Jo
Jo
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

Exactly.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Yes that would be wonderful. Only a little detail… Occidentali’s Karma is not selling. 🙁 OMG… he wouldn’t be the winner after after all, would he?

Jo
Jo
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

200,000 copies in Italy.

Btw I never meant about selling in my original comment, that’s your conclusion.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Well it wasn’t, I guess you have to live with it.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo

So what! Italy is a big market. Is it selling anywhere else?

Jo
Jo
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

Ok.

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

That means Belgium would have won. And ESC would become about songs again.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

This year the winner was about the song and only about the song. No politics, no neighbor or diaspora, no gimmicks.

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

No gimmicks!! Now that’s delusional thinking I think.

What bigger gimmick do you want than trying to show you’re autistic when you aren’t??

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

Dear yodel friend. I said it once and I say it again: too much yodeling is not good for your mental health, as demonstrated by your reply. Get over this year’s winner already. You can’t change it.

Richardinho
Richardinho
3 years ago

20,000 doesn’t seem like a like a lot to me. Is that a misprint?

Jo
Jo
3 years ago
Reply to  Richardinho

For Belgium, it is.

William Lee Adams
Admin
3 years ago
Reply to  Richardinho

Nope. In Belgium gold is 10,000 and platinum is 20,000. It’s a smaller market: http://www.ultratop.be/fr/or-platine/2015

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

City Lights and Hey Mamma are the only entries that can still be seen charting in multiple markets. The public has spoken, ladies!

I find it quite weird that that one Swedish label wanted to sign Kristian Kostov despite his song disappearing from every iTunes and Spotify top 200 on the face of Earth. The real star here is Blanche.

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

The trophy maybe went to someone else…..but the real winner is a song. And the song which won is definitely City Lights.

Charles
Charles
3 years ago
Reply to  Kris

You do understand that for the purpose of ESC charting and selling records does not mean you are the winning song … it’s a whole different thing … Blanche may be enjoying success with her song but that does not mean that such success had to be mirrored in Eurovision … remember … the public also spoke loud and clear about Salvador’s song … and they majorly went for it … and there was no need to chart success and spotify streams or whatever … specially for such a non-commercial non-pop song … it should be applauded that people still… Read more »

Evan
Evan
3 years ago
Reply to  Charles

The public didn’t speak Loud and clear about Salvador’s song at all.they spoke about Salvador. A few did about the song in a positive light but more of them in a negative light.

Evan
Evan
3 years ago
Reply to  Charles

And saying ‘Amar pelos dois’ has musical significance!! Wow!! That’s new!! Significance is determined by the ability of the song to stay in people’s mind. You can be happy about liking a song with your reported great meaning and emotions. But a bad song(in the sense of low staying power) will remain just that. Music is not about meaning unfortunately. Music is about expression. And a meaningless song like ‘Sanomi’ is much better than a song with low staying power but great lyrics. And if you are of the perception that songs with meaning have to be dated and useless… Read more »

Bart
Bart
3 years ago
Reply to  Evan

What a stupid comparison. You are just pissed because a non-English non-Nordic song won the contest for once. People voted for Amar pelos dois and that is a fact and those 12 and 10 points from the public came from many different countries that don’t even understand the lyrics. The lowest score was a 5… how is that for negative?.., So it is about the music, stupid! It’s if you don’t like it but invent all sorts of ridiculous theories about music is just sad. If I were you I would do a anti racist training course as you clearly… Read more »

Evan
Evan
3 years ago
Reply to  Bart

A vote in ESC is not necessarily a vote on the song unfortunately. And I’ve explained this already in my comment. By comments on the song , I mean comments on the actual song ‘Amar Pelos dois’ and not on Salvador or Portugal. Also how you don’t even know the meaning of ‘racism’ or ‘xenophobia’ and yet go about using these terms bothers me.Better you make a Google search before advising me to take a lesson. If only you’d taken the time to understand a comment before mindlessly trying to show your deriding self to others you could have saved… Read more »

Bart
Bart
3 years ago
Reply to  Evan

I know very well the meaning of those words, much better than you ever will. Your comments reveal do much hate that I can only believe that are motivated by the fact that Portugal won the contest and that is xenophobia.
Saying that the vote for Amar pelos dois was not about the song is so inconceivably ridiculous… if it was not about the song what was it about?!… Neighbors? Gimmicks? Staging? Nothing of that influenced the victory.

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  Bart

Oh my!! You really are delusional!! So much so that you are commenting under two different names under the same article and in all of them chastising other people’s opinion.
Sorry for having said things you didn’t agree with. Please don’t kill me for it. Pretty please.

Bart
Bart
3 years ago
Reply to  Evan

BTW Amar pelos dois hit the record of streaming in Spotify of any Portuguese song ever. 7,1 million listens, 6 million coming from abroad. These numbers may not be big for international standards but mean a lot for a small industry as the Portuguese. So there you have your ‘staying power’. And besides, it will stay in the heart of the Portuguese for ever!

Bart
Bart
3 years ago
Reply to  Evan

Unless you are Portuguese, which in this case would be an extreme case of stupidity and bad taste.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago

Amar pelos dois is still charting, in multiple markets more than Hey Mama (only in Belgium and Sweden, in high positions, though)

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

If that would matter at all…

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

Amar pelos Dois

iTunes:
#16 Portugal
#145 Spain

Spotify:
#45 Portugal

Hey Mamma

iTunes:
#13 Belgium
#47 Sweden

Spotify:
#41 Sweden
#89 Iceland
#108 Austria
#189 Belgium
#196 Germany

City Lights

iTunes:
#25 Austria
#33 Belgium
#79 Sweden
#157 Switzerland

Spotify:
#39 Iceland
#73 Belgium
#123 Austria
#191 Sweden

Beautiful Mess

N/A

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
3 years ago

Those data are changing all the time. When I wrote it Amar pelos dois was charting in Itunes in 6 markets. As I speak it’s charting in 5. As I said, I don’t think that matters.

Crystal
Crystal
3 years ago

Charts isn’t a measurement of talent. I guess you consider Frans talented too? Cause his song has the most listens on Spotify out of any ESC participator. Jamala barely charted and she’s horselengths more talented than Frans.