blanche city lights acoustic

School’s out for summer — but that does not mean Belgium’s Blanche is taking any time off to relax. She’s already back in the studio, working on some brand new songs.

But whilst we’re waiting for those new tracks to land, Blanche has given us a little treat. She’s released the official acoustic version of her Eurovision 2017 song, “City Lights”.

Blanche — City Lights (Acoustic)

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It’s a very similar composition to the version Blanche debuted shortly before leaving for Kyiv. With just a piano as backing, there’s a much clearer focus on Blanche’s deeper vocal. Adele better watch out, y’all!

The simplicity of the track certainly works in its favour. Removing the clapping effect takes the setting from arena to jazz bar — perhaps a setting Blanche would be most comfortable with. By taking away the bells and whistles, there’s a sense that this suits Blanche’s understated personality.

We might be hearing more of the same sound in future songs, too. Blanche recently shared some posts on her Facebook of her time in a studio. In just one photo, there’s two keyboards and two pianos all in shot. We’re sensing a theme here!

Blanche was also busy in between her exams, taking to the stage twice at ZDF-Fernsehgarten in Germany. It’s great to see her following in the footsteps of Loic Nottet and Laura Tesoro as her music career takes off.

With Blanche continuing to develop, it’s certain that whoever represents Belgium in 2018 has a tough act to follow. Blanche’s fourth place in Kyiv was the country’s second in just three years. We recently profiled six acts we would like to see considered:

What do you think of Blanche’s acoustic version of “City Lights”? Do you prefer it to the original? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!

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AngieP
AngieP
4 years ago

As great as the original! This voice is magic!

Vic
Vic
4 years ago

Blanche is a real top 5.

#FusedmarcIsTheRealWinner
#FusedmarcIsTheRealWinner
4 years ago

I’m sure she’s a great person, being introvert doesn’t mean being cold and boring, not everybody enjoys parties and being so flooded with people 😉

jim
jim
4 years ago

demy from greece has a new music video, you should write something about her too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvK_qT57WGM

Héctor
Héctor
4 years ago

Great song, great singer! Love both versions, but as I don’t have Spotify or other streaming services, I could only listen to a little extract of the acoustic.

escphbelgium
escphbelgium
4 years ago
Reply to  Héctor

It’s out in YouTube

ESC 4ever
ESC 4ever
4 years ago

Both versions are masterpieces! We love this talented woman. Please return to Eurovision in 2019. <3

ESCfan
ESCfan
4 years ago

I love both versions! She should have won…

Desi
Desi
4 years ago

she just can’t sing, sorry :O

jim
jim
4 years ago
Reply to  Desi

she sings very well, maybe you just dont like her distinctive voice

Lady Marmalade
Lady Marmalade
4 years ago
Reply to  jim

no she doesn’t
she has a fake indie-voice

greenmoon
greenmoon
4 years ago
Reply to  Lady Marmalade

“she has a fake indie-voice”
This is like saying that the opera singers are fake. Imagine an opera singer talking with the opera technique.

Salvador
Salvador
4 years ago

Terrible fastfood music!

jim
jim
4 years ago
Reply to  Salvador

at least she doesnt need to do spastic moronic gestures to get noticed…

PP
PP
4 years ago
Reply to  Salvador

You’re not the real Salvador Sobral.
YOU ARE FAKE NEWS.

steph
steph
4 years ago
Reply to  Salvador

FAST FOOD MUSIC!!11!ONE1! ONLY SALVADORS MUSIC IS REAL!!1111
salvador’s fans are so brainwashed, which is normal considering they admire this moron

Liame
Liame
4 years ago
Reply to  Salvador

What you said is not true fake! Salvador and Luisa like Citylights and sang it together.

Mia
Mia
4 years ago
Reply to  Salvador

You like so much to spread hate and fake news. Luísa and Salvador said in different interviews that they liked City Lights; they even made a mini cover of City lights together ; You can find it on Luísa facebook page (13th of May, while they were waiting for the final 🙂 Look for it because it is great.

Twisted French
Twisted French
4 years ago

How can you be so serious, cold and boring at such a young age??! It’s like she’s holding the weight of whole Belgium on her shoulders. I don’t get that. It’s not that difficult to smile and be happy. It’s Eurovision, girl, not a funeral!!!

#FusedmarcIsTheRealWinner
#FusedmarcIsTheRealWinner
4 years ago
Reply to  Twisted French

I’m sure she’s a great person, being introvert doesn’t mean being cold and boring, not everybody enjoys parties and being so flooded with people 😉

Twisted French
Twisted French
4 years ago

If you’re not fun and happy and smiling at 17 when are you going to be?? That’s the new generation. We gave them a worll full of sh.. They’re all depressed and over analyzing the mess. That’s horrible. Blanche is the perfect example. They are 17 and they look like 60.

escphbelgium
escphbelgium
4 years ago
Reply to  Twisted French

You don’t get us introverts!

Yellowman
Yellowman
4 years ago

the real winner!!!

David
David
4 years ago
Reply to  Yellowman

Sure!

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  David

Finally you agree David!! I knew that even the most oblivious people ultimately see the blaring truth 🙂

David
David
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

Whatever…

David
David
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

You guys might create your little fantasy world but the actual winner is Salvador. Sorry

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
4 years ago

I really enjoyed Blanche. But this version is so much better! It is stripped from all the effects and the melody comes so much more to the forefront. She might have won if she would have gone for that version.

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

I listened to this on repeat on YouTube , a Belgian channel called Eèn its just superb

DyGh
DyGh
4 years ago
Reply to  Daniel

That’s the Flemish broadcaster, she did several Flemish radio and television shows in one day. You should check out some of those 😉

Lady Marmalade
Lady Marmalade
4 years ago

wannabe-halsey indiepop trash from belgium i see

escphbelgium
escphbelgium
4 years ago
Reply to  Lady Marmalade

Blanche is her own artist, not a Halsey-wannabe. Stop hating her and go away if you don’t like it.

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 years ago
Reply to  Lady Marmalade

She’s way better than Halsey. I love Blanche, hope she’ll make another single soon.

ESC 4ever
ESC 4ever
4 years ago
Reply to  Lady Marmalade

Halsey is a bad indie artist. Lmao, Blanche outsings her in a singing competition. Lorde and Lana Del Rey are better than Baldsey.

jayjay
jayjay
4 years ago

Blanche is great. But Salvador was the rightful winner. Nice to see that this version is so much like “Amar pelos Dois”, so much more real music

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  jayjay

Oh dear lord!!!!

jayjay
jayjay
4 years ago
Reply to  Jo

ok

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  jayjay

danke

jayjay
jayjay
4 years ago
Reply to  Jo

nichts zu danken

EurovisionViking
EurovisionViking
4 years ago

Blanche should’ve won

Bart
Bart
4 years ago

Jeez!!!…

PP
PP
4 years ago
Reply to  Bart

~They can’t go on…~
~They can’t go on…~