It’s more than a month since we woke up to “Wake Up”. However, it wasn’t until this week that we finally got to hear Belgium’s Eliot sing his Eurovision 2019 song live. In a case of famine to feast, the teenage star delivered three live in as many days.
Eliot “Wake Up” Live Performances
On Wednesday came a pared-back performance on RTBF’s Pure FM. It was an ok first attempt, but it lacked the power Eurovision fans were expecting. Social media was quick to respond, with fans taking particular aim at Eliot’s vocals. However, some pointed to similarly questionable pre-contest performances from Roberto Bellarosa in 2013. He, of course, went on to finish a very respectable 12th in Malmö.
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Next, Eliot sought to impress Thursday morning commuters. At approximately 08.00, he stood with just a piano in the middle of a bustling Namur train station (the capital of Wallonia). And this was what we needed to hear! Eliot sings all his lines effortlessly and almost looks bored by how easy the job is for him. He sounds amazing from beginning to end.
Eliot, le candidat belge à l'Eurovision LIVE @ gare de Namur ! #PianoEnGare #WakeUpwithEliot
Posted by SNCB on Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Then, on Friday, Eliot called by the MNM radio studios. Even though Eliot looks a little nervous, it feels like he is getting to grips with performing “Wake Up”. He is certainly becoming increasingly confident. The ex-Voice contestant even tries to add a new dimension to the track by emphasising some lines, singing them louder than other parts of the song.
The Voice Belgique
Speaking of The Voice, Eliot returns to his old stomping grounds on Tuesday 16 April. The popular TV show made him famous when he participated in the 2018 season. Previous RTBF candidates Roberto Bellarosa, Loïc Nottet and Blanche followed a similar route to Eurovision.
What do you think? Is Eliot ready to perform live on the Eurovision stage? And which live performance did you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments!