Since Eurovision she’s lit up the Spotify charts globally and wowed live audiences at home and in Germany.

And last Thursday Belgium’s Blanche — aka Ellie Delvaux — did it again during a live performance of “The Hanging Tree” alongside composer James Newton Howard.

James, who wrote the song for Jennifer Lawrence as part of the soundtrack to The Hunger Games, tickled the ivories while Blanche sang the haunting song on the September 14 edition of Flemish talkshow Van Gils en Gasten.

The Grammy Award winning composer has written scores for films including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Bourne Legacy and The Dark Knight.

He appeared on the show to discuss his November 11 concert at Koningin Elisabethzaal in Antwerp on November 11.

Following the performance he sat down with the hosts to explain that he’s organising 16 different concerts around Europe and will stage a contest to choose a female singer in each and every city to perform Jennifer Lawrence’s song from the The Hunger Games.

“I hope Blanche enters because I think she’s amazing,” he said. “I think she’s really gifted.”

You can watch him speaking about Blanche from about 2:00 in the EEN video here.

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The compliments are simply the latest in a long list of achievements for the teenage pop sensation.

In August our readers voted and said that Blanche’s “City Lights” is the Eurovision 2017 song they are still listening to the most.

The atmospheric slice of electro balladry came out on top with 2,526 votes — or around 7% of the 35,773 that were cast. The song’s enduring popularity should come as no surprise.

Following a very respectable fourth-place finish at Eurovision, Blanche watched the song climb the Spotify Viral Charts globally. The song also went platinum in Belgium following her ZDF-Fernsehgarten performance in Germany.

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Mike
Mike
4 years ago

I love Blanche’s voice, but that was terribly off key. She can do much better.
But she’s young and has lots of great things on her path!

Voxtaylor
Voxtaylor
4 years ago

Omg James Newton Howard! That’s awesome! Not the hugest fan of “The Hanging Tree” outside of the one in the actual film, but James Newton Howard is an amazing composer! (Considering I listen to soundtracks more than songs, this news hit closer to home for me lol)

Geo
Geo
4 years ago

OMG, her outfit is awful… She should dress like that in her home, as it looks like she’s dressed in home clothes. On the stage she should be dressed for the occasion. Some artists have no taste and no respect for the audience at all. Weird girl, anyway. I still wonder how and especially why she did qualify with that bland performance….

escphbelgium
escphbelgium
4 years ago
Reply to  Geo

Your comment doesn’t make any sense.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  Geo

Yeah because Britain’s Next Top Model is the best singing competition in Europe ….oh sorry I meant ESC.

Miguel
Miguel
4 years ago

Beautiful version of the song.

Aria
Aria
4 years ago

She is really gifted.
However sad news is that all Eurovision songs have stopped charting in any territory outside their own country when City lights dropped out of Icelandic chart.

And only Norway continues to chart within its own country.

Gra
Gra
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

Which chart do you mean? Top 100 top 1000 spotify?

Aria
Aria
4 years ago
Reply to  Gra

The individual countries Top 200 spotify charts ‘

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

Blanche is still charting in the Itunes chart outside her own country. Salvador in Cape Verde only, but I wouldn’t classify that…

Aria
Aria
4 years ago
Reply to  Bart

I’ve probably said this multiple times already but Charting in iTunes means some super stupid or super rich person loves the song!! Both of these demographic don’t represent the majority of music listeners who’d rather stream or free download a song than use iTunes

So Blanche charting in iTunes is not that great I’d think!!

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

I thought it included also the streaming services of Itunes, as well. But well, you seem to be the specialist… I won’t argue with you on that… I was only defending your beloved Blanche…

Aria
Aria
4 years ago
Reply to  Bart

City lights is a great listen and Blanche’s voice adds to its charm. But a fact remains a fact !!

I would have liked for it to have had achieved the potential it had . As a non-winner it did pretty good . As a winner it could have reached Euphoric heights.

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

Awesome job, Blanche. Keep up the good work! 😉