It leaked yesterday. But in the early hours of Thursday morning, Belgium’s entry for Eurovision 2019 got its official release. “Wake Up” by Eliot is now available to listen on all major music streaming and download sites.
Eliot “Wake Up” Belgium Eurovision 2019 (Official Music Video)
Just as we thought (and hoped) from Monday’s snippet, Belgium is once more going for a modern sound. 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.
Eliot “Wake Up” Belgium Eurovision 2019 (Official Audio)
Broadcaster RTBF will stage a press conference in Brussels this afternoon.
Pierre Dumoulin meets Eliot Vassamillet
Pierre is the frontman/singer of Belgian band Roscoe, a five-person band from Liège, Wallonia. His music is best described as ‘melancholic soft rock’. He also sits on the board of directors of SABAM the Belgian Association of Authors, Composers and Publishers. He composted Belgium’s 2017 entry ‘“City Lights” and he also made music for Bulgarian Eurovision contestant Kristian Kostov.
Pierre first heard of Eliot during season seven of The Voice Belgique, on the first live show. He was enthusiastic and contacted Eliot to meet up. He played a demo version of “Wake Up” and Eliot was immediately hooked.
The Voice is fast becoming Belgium’s lucky charm. Roberto Bellarosa, Loïc Nottet, Blanche and Laura Tesoro are all graduates of franchise. Importantly, they all qualified for the final.
The pressure is on for young Eliot. Belgium sent three qualifiers in a row, but last year Sennek missed out.
What do you think? Does “Wake Up” have what it takes? Can Eliot blow it away on stage in Tel Aviv? Let us know in the comments below.