The organisers behind Eurovision in Concert — the main event of all Eurovision pre parties — are moving fast. They have already confirmed Eliot from Belgium as their first guest in the Dutch capital for the April spectacular.
RTBF — the broadcaster for French-speaking Belgium — announced Eliot Vassamillet for the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest only the other day. And it seems they are already planning his road trip through Europe.
The 18-year old singer took part in The Voice Belgique — just like his Eurovision predecessors Loic Nottet, Blanche and Laura Tesoro.
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On Tuesday Eliot became the first star announced for Eurovision in Concert 2019, which will be hosted by Dutch ESC commentator Cornald Mass and Marlayne, who took part in Eurovision in 1999.
Eliot’s song won’t be revealed until late February. But rumours say it will be titled “Wake Up”. The song was written by Pierre Dumoulin, who was responsible for Blanche’s “City Lights”, which achieved fourth place back in 2017.
The organizers of Eurovision In Concert previously announced Nicole — the winner of the 1982 edition for Germany — as a special guest. With her song “Ein bißschen Frieden”, Nicole became the first German artist to win the contest.
For the second year in a row, the concert will take place in AFAS Live. In 2018, the event moved from Melkweg as part of its 10th anniversary celebration. AFAS Live can hold up to 6,000 people. During their last pre Eurovision event, 32 out of 43 Eurovision acts took part and presented their songs…and a few of them even visited the afterparty. Tickets are available through the official Eurovision in Concert website.
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