Earlier today Sony Music Belgium confirmed via Instagram that Eliot Vassamillet will sing a song called “Wake Up” at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv.

And now The Voice Belgique has released two snippets of the teen dream, one of which includes a sneak preview of the song.

The snippet, which featured in their Instagram Stories, gives a short but telling impression of the song. It also suggests a strong visual identity that may well influence his stage show.

Eliot stands at the front of a small group of people before a golden light that flashes as he sings, “I came to fight, I came to fight over you….

Close-up shots capture his concentration and the gravity of his purpose. He’s here to deliver what sounds like an electro love song — and one that steers well clear of soppy emotion, replacing it instead with something profound, artistic and very real.

Once again Belgium is keeping things contemporary. This may not be as avant-garde as Loïc Nottet or as dark as Blanche. But it sits nicely in between them to deliver something that promises to be as memorable. And it’s all bathed in warm and somehow uplifting hues.

This Thursday broadcaster RTBF will stage a press conference in Brussels where the song will officially be presented. Earlier that day Belgian radio station MNM will play the song for the first time — at 08:00 CET on the ‘De Grote Peter Van De Veire Ochtendshow‘.

“Wake Up” was written by Pierre Dumoulin, who also wrote “City Lights” for Blanche. Eliot was internally selected by RTBF to represent Belgium in Tel Aviv.

What do you think of the snippet? Does “Wake Up” have the potential to do as well as “City Lights”? Can Eliot make the final? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Im the future winner of Eurovision
Im the future winner of Eurovision
1 year ago

Boooriiing. Next

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 year ago

Sorry, zero winner vibes. Try next year Belgium.

Seb76
Seb76
1 year ago

Sorry but it will not qualify ! Same as Sennek like year, not enough memorable ? Sorry Belgium

dygh
dygh
1 year ago

I don’t want to ruin the big reveal but here is a danish website where you can listen to it:
https://good-evening-europe.dk/2019/02/27/laekket-lyt-til-belgiens-bidrag-wake-up-fra-eliot-vassamillet/

citylights
citylights
1 year ago

nice, my #2 after Slovenia

eurofandom
eurofandom
1 year ago

sounds better when its faster lol
https://instaud.io/3mcX

Anisa
Anisa
1 year ago

Just heard the full song. Why does the instrumental sound like music from ‘Stranger Things’? Kinda disappointed in that and I think the instrumental sounds different and slower in the snippet? Still waiting till tomorrow, but anyway. Just because it’s Belgium, it doesn’t mean we have to convince ourselves that it’s great and we have to like it.

MrBrightside
MrBrightside
1 year ago

Is this song bilingual? I am not native English or French speaker and I’m a bit confused hearing this snippet. :p

TriSarahtops
TriSarahtops
1 year ago
Reply to  MrBrightside

If you’re talking about the French bit at the start of the clip that’s just him saying “I’m Eliot and this is my Eurovision song” (or something like that my French isn’t very good)

Roger Rabbit
Roger Rabbit
1 year ago

I was listening the full versión. Just amaxing .directo my number one
1 Belgium
2 Spain
3 Italy
4 Slovenia
5Albania

mari
mari
1 year ago

a reject from the voice ? yikes, this is something that the UK would do. In fact if they sent this yall would be harsh on them

Wim2600
Wim2600
1 year ago
Reply to  mari

You do realise that the most successful Belgian candidates of the past years (Loïc Nottet, Laura Tesoro and Blanche) were all “rejects” from The Voice, as you put it?

ESCFelixx
ESCFelixx
1 year ago
Reply to  mari

wow, we’re being xenophobic now?

Katariina
Katariina
1 year ago
Reply to  mari

It isn’t his lack of English knowledge that makes the lyrics hard to understand it’s his poor diction. Many American singers struggle with the same thing. Also, I don’t think they’re even that hard to understand.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago
Reply to  mari

Ah, the importance of perfect diction. Four candles? (Fork handles?)

Katariina
Katariina
1 year ago

It reminds me of Troye Sivan album filler. Not a bad song but the chorus goes nowhere. They should’ve saved the verses for another song because the verses are really good.

Chris Mo
Chris Mo
1 year ago
Reply to  Katariina

totally agree. You cannot start your verse like a Troye Sivan, then turn all Coldplay-ish and sugary at the chorus.!

dutchie
dutchie
1 year ago

Why is it called Wake Up? That’s what I would most like to know. Maybe it’s his pronunciation, but I don’t think he actually sings those words.

The start is very promising, but the chorus seems odd and out of place. As if they’ve cut the chorus from another song and just pasted it in.

Anisa
Anisa
1 year ago
Reply to  dutchie

My thoughts exactly!

Maggie
Maggie
1 year ago
Reply to  Anisa

Just heard it, I think the same too… I absolutely love the build up, but the chorus kind of lets me down

JPC
JPC
1 year ago

yay finally something that sounds ‘now’ – reminds me of Bulgaria 2017

the level tho
the level tho
1 year ago
Reply to  JPC

lol

Winnie the Pooh Xi
Winnie the Pooh Xi
1 year ago
Reply to  JPC

Are you drunk?

Pia
Pia
1 year ago

I love it! very contemporary electronic sound and solid production!

Maybe not an instant explosive HIT, but see this doing quite well with a fitting stage and good live performance…
Look at it which way you want, but love the fact that Belgian keeps coming with quality, that alone should give them a second victory some time soon…

bastian
bastian
1 year ago

People shouldnt compare this to previous Belgian entries. Just give this song a fair chance. This is a new season and this song is just great. It still can win Eurovision imho.

bastian
bastian
1 year ago
Reply to  bastian

Serious answer: I cant, but thats not a problem for me. I find the melody very apealing.

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  bastian

The lyrics of each song are published on http://www.eurovision.tv after the song is released. The date of release is tomorrow so you don’t have to wait that long.

Katariina
Katariina
1 year ago
Reply to  bastian

I woke up every night I can’t find anyone to pray Somewhere in the light Changing our life I’m afraid on the side Looking off all the lies to say Someone has the light Feeding off our… I came to fight, I came to fight over you Don’t want your lies, don’t want your lies, only truth I came to fight, I came to fight over you No one will try, no one will cry if that’s true I won’t wait for the sign I can’t find anyone to stay But there’s something in the light Saving our lives I… Read more »

Dalth
Dalth
1 year ago

Dunno what to make of that snippet sounds fine but it kind of needs to go somewhere. These kinda songs work great on the radio or on a play list, but at eurovision unless it is a strong song it’s just going to be another entry that gets lost in the pack.

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago

Sounds good to me! Very current with smooth vocals. Some will say it is boring, but I don’t need to hear 3 different octaves to like a song.

Dalth
Dalth
1 year ago
Reply to  Héctor

No neither do I hate all that vocal gymnastics but loic and blanche didn’t manage it with slightly indie sounding electronic songs which were pretty strong so it’s unlikley what we have heard so far with this snippet will either. Top five or even top ten in eurovision these days is no disgrace but unless Elliott’s song builds and goes somewhere it ain’t going to win.

Grftn
Grftn
1 year ago

Okay this is really disappointing, because the instrumental and verses are SO promising and then… this weak chorus happens. It never does explode like you think it should. The bridge is really good as well but then again leads to nowhere. It’s sad, cause it’s not a bad song at all – actually with a powerful chorus it could have been a really good song. Well… I hope Belgium will qualify, but I’m not so sure. This year starts to be really disappointing, so far the only bop is Mahmood’s Soldi. Bring back Maruv!

enfoiré corné
enfoiré corné
1 year ago

the song goes nowhere
this is the first song I dislike from our neighbours 🙁

Bella
Bella
1 year ago

There is no song. There’s just a 20 second snippet.

Bella
Bella
1 year ago
Reply to  Bella

Oh wait, my bad. I did not realize the song was out on another website.

Blanche was better
Blanche was better
1 year ago

this is mediocre at best

Evi
Evi
1 year ago

The song is out, a little bit up-tempo. But not the same as Blanche or Loic.

J.S.M
J.S.M
1 year ago
Reply to  Evi

Where do you hear uptempo? Or where can I hear the song?

esc stan
esc stan
1 year ago
Reply to  J.S.M

J.S.M here it is

https://vimeo.com/320233907

J.S.M
J.S.M
1 year ago
Reply to  esc stan

Oh, thanks. Uptempo verses and a slower chorus… it feels like it has to explode in the end but it never does that… could be pretty good but like that the impressive moment is missing

Porsteinn
Porsteinn
1 year ago
Reply to  J.S.M

“Uptempo verses and a slower chorus…”

Kinda like Icebreaker, but way more coherent.

Loin dici
1 year ago

It’s pretty apple to apple to Troye. It needed something to stand out, because it’s not a first catch for me.

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

He looks weird singing in English, why can belgium try a different language for once

Milla
Milla
1 year ago

Now this was reeeeeeally boring.

Luk
Luk
1 year ago

In my opinion poland Tulia folklore connected with modern resonance white glasslike Poland will interesting therein year . It ‘s okay black horse!

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Luk

sis i’m hyped for tulia too but lettuce talk about belgium here

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

after hearing the full song i can say it sounds like a troye sivan song….. modern n well produced but kinda flat. the performance gon make it or break it

Winnie the Pooh Xi
Winnie the Pooh Xi
1 year ago

The song is pretty bland with the beat behind it, trying to be modern. The problem for me is his voice and accent.

esc stan
esc stan
1 year ago

Just listened to it
my god it’s so bland and he needs to work on his english pronunciations

Evi
Evi
1 year ago
Reply to  esc stan

That’s true, i even don’t understand what this song is about. I don’t understand the message. Greetings from Belgium

Kobe
Kobe
1 year ago

I’ve just heard it in full.
It’s not a ballad and it sounds very fresh and contemporary…
Good luck Belgium!

bastian
bastian
1 year ago

I heard the full song and think its amazing. Could still win 🙂

Pancake
Pancake
1 year ago

The song has been leaked. It’s not that bad, it’s like 1975 meets Troye Sivan meets Lauv. It’s not that edgy, but it’s still could do well.

esc stan
esc stan
1 year ago
Reply to  Pancake

where can I listen to it

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
1 year ago
Reply to  Pancake

Thank you for sharing. Indeed it is not bad, but it doen’t fill in Blanche’s shoes…

Pancake
Pancake
1 year ago
Reply to  esc stan

You’re welcome

esc stan
esc stan
1 year ago
Reply to  Pancake

Thanks

san
san
1 year ago
Reply to  Pancake

1975 ? Wash your fingers before you compare my babies to this mediocrity

Luk
Luk
1 year ago

POLAND RUSSIA ITALY BIG 3 ESC 2019

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
1 year ago
Reply to  Luk

Is the Polish song already decided?

Luk
Luk
1 year ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

Yet not

Evi
Evi
1 year ago

This is so bad and boring. Dissapointed in my country again.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

sounds like another borderline qualifier

esc stan
esc stan
1 year ago

what are you on about? freedom jazz and kazka both refused to represent Ukraine

esc stan
esc stan
1 year ago

Not to be one of those people but the song sounds familiar

Nicky91
Nicky91
1 year ago

sounds promising, also he has got a nice voice, can’t believe he got eliminated in first liveshow of the voice belgique

Alkisti
Alkisti
1 year ago

Too short to tell, but seems a bit bland and not fresh at all like the French-speaking Belgium normally does.

Alkisti
Alkisti
1 year ago
Reply to  Alkisti

And not because it is not a banger… Just because it seems a bland voice and song, but we really have to wait.

noone
noone
1 year ago

Sounds totally like Troye Sivan.

Una
Una
1 year ago

Sounds promising. I can’t wait to hear it. So far so good. Well done Belgium!

dutchie
dutchie
1 year ago

It doesn’t sound like the kind of edgy song we’ve come to expect from the Walloon broadcaster, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. We’ll have a long line of electronic ballads though, Duncan Laurence promising to do just the same.

José
José
1 year ago

It doesn’t sound bad. I think that people just had higher expectations from Belgium. It’s just another mid-tempo ballad, even its title tells a lot about its originality.

Well, it will be a very easy win for Russia.

Max
Max
1 year ago
Reply to  José

Where can I find Sergeys song?

Roger Rabbit
Roger Rabbit
1 year ago

Soo many balads this year .I begin to like Spain more and more .is like in the begin nobody like but after a time everybody dance inevery party around the world like Macarena and Asereje

zeev
zeev
1 year ago

Another ballad at the end of a pop song will take

Alkisti
Alkisti
1 year ago
Reply to  zeev

That is not true at all. In 2017 were full of ballads and who won? – a ballad. 2018 were full of bops and who won? – a bop.

Ric
Ric
1 year ago

Doesn’t sound like a winner but it seems different and gives me some Loic’s vibes

Nico deMask
Nico deMask
1 year ago

Lithuania 2.0?

bea
bea
1 year ago

It sounds good.
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Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago

I’m just gonna wait for tomorrow to listen to the full song :3

Winnie the Pooh Xi
Winnie the Pooh Xi
1 year ago

Sounds so Irish…Nope

Dani
Dani
1 year ago

Only ESC fans can be so dramatic and deductive about literally a 2 seconds clip lol.