It’s around about this time of year that we usually hear which act Belgium has selected for Eurovision. While that announcement hasn’t happened yet, a rumour is starting to develop, suggesting that Belgium will select The Voice Belgique winner Valentine Brognion.

For Eurovision 2019, the Belgian entry will be organised by Walloon broadcaster RTBF. Since 2013, each time they have internally selected a former contestant from The Voice Belgique, always delivering an impressive performance with good results. Why mess with that formula?

Like Roberto Bellarosa, Loïc Nottet and Blanche, Valentine is an alum of The Voice Belgique. She won the seventh series of the talent show earlier this year. But it wasn’t her first appearance on The Voice.

She originally auditioned for the show in 2015, at the age of 17. Valentine sang Iron & Wine’s romantic song “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”, best known as the prom theme from the first Twilight film.

But the judges weren’t feeling it. None of them turned, meaning Valentine’s Voice journey ended. There was outcry from some viewers who felt the young singer should have been given a chance. But it turned out she was given that chance when she auditioned again three years later.

In her 2018 audition, Valentine presented a stripped-down version of The Police’s “Roxanne”. It prompted all four judges to turn around. Valentine selected indie rock singer Matthew Irons to be her coach.

She sailed through the elimination shows, and finally reprised “Roxanne” at the grand final. It was enough to ensure she’d follow Roberto Bellarosa in winning The Voice Belgique.

Valentine Brognion – Roxanne (finale)

On ne se lasse pas de ce moment suspendu !Valentine Brognion a bouclé la boucle en chantant le titre de son Blind en finale. ???

Posted by The Voice Belgique – RTBF on Friday, May 11, 2018

Season seven of The Voice Belgique ended in April, and while a recording package was part of Valentine’s prize, she hasn’t released any new recordings yet. However, both Loïc and Blanche used their Eurovision appearance to launch their careers as recording artists, which could be the path that Valentine will also take.

As always, broadcaster RTBF has not said anything about their artist for Eurovision 2019. They haven’t even confirmed if they’ll internally select the act again — though it seems likely.

So far no broadcasters have revealed their artist for Eurovision, make this the quietest November in a while.

What do you think? Should Belgium send Valentine Brognion to Tel Aviv? What sort of song should she sing? Tell us what you think below!

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Maya G
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Maya G

She’s good, just find her a good song.

Marc
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Marc

I’d love Angèle.
She’s so cool and talented.
She’s very popular in Belgium right now I think so I guess she won’t do it.

DyGh
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DyGh

She would be our ticket to victory

beccaboo1212
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That would be excellent! 😀

Jack
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Jack

If true then FINALLY we have our first artist confirmed for Tel Aviv!!! I don’t remember the first artist being revealed/selected this late in my years following ESC season, every past year this decade we found out the first name before November, Belgium choosing yet another female solo is likely to raise eyebrows among fans who fancy a shake-up but I’d love something up-tempo please.

Nikki
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Nikki

Well, Montenegro hasn’t sent up a solo female act since 2009, or a woman since Nina Zilic accompanied Who See on 2013. If there’s a shake up, they should be them. I even joked with other Euronerd friends that the year they send a solo female, we’re voting for her just because you know, if she’s going to be the first woman on a decade, let at least try to get her out of the Semi.

Jack
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Jack

Yes I so agree with you Nikki and I’ve mentioned a few times this year Montenegro hasn’t sent a solo female act since 2009 or even a woman performance in 6 years while many euronerds whine at Sweden who haven’t sent a female since only 2014. What’s most annoying about Montenegro is they held a national final this year with all solo artists, 4 of 5 were women but the only guy with the weakest song ended up winning! I swear if they send another lad with another calculated Balkan ballad next year…

Pancake
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Pancake

I hope Wallonia picks another teenager with a killer song (the same formula they used with Loïc and Blanche).

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I’m tuning in when Belgium releases their final product. It’s worked like a charm in 2017 and 2015. Come on, Wallonian broadcaster, I’m counting on you to do a hat trick.

Aline van Rossem
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They already did a hattrick since Roberto Bellarosa also finished left handside

Pieterjan
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Pieterjan

I’m hoping for Angèle!

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Just from looking at her I can already predict an amazing song with bad staging.

Aline van Rossem
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No prejudice please!

DyGh
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DyGh

I don’t think it’s totally her call what the staging would look like.

Dame Tu Conchita
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Dame Tu Conchita

A rumor that originated from THAT article? Why not because good for her, but that news site is utter BS.

Alex
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Alex

I was hoping for Stromae…

Aline van Rossem
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Stromae will never do esc.. he doesn’t need that.

beccaboo1212
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You never know!

Aline van Rossem
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He will never do it, he confirmed that multiple times

Robyn Gallagher
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Stromae has barely released any new music since 2013. He’s busy working on his fashion label, producing for others and being a new dad. I’m essentially waiting for him to do a Beyonce and unexpectedly drop a fully formed video album.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

I’d rather that Selah Sue give it a shot. She wrote Laura Tesoro’s song for 2016.

Stick
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Stick

Last year a lot of countries made early announcements with big names, who then seemed to steadily decline in popularity before the contest in May. Maybe countries will instead opt to reveal later and build momentum more rapidly on the way to Tel Aviv.

Dame Tu Conchita
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Dame Tu Conchita

Knock, knock, Albania