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‘.
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!