The Eurovision season feels ever-slightly more real, with Belgium the first country soon to announce their artist to travel just over the border to Rotterdam in May 2020.

Belgian radio presentor and ESC commentator Peter Van De Veire announced on his morning radio show ‘De Grote Peter Van De Veire Ochtenshow that the artist will be revealed at 21.50 CET tonight.

You can find the link to the broadcast here. At 1:48 Peter mentions briefly:

“Tomorrow evening, we will know who will represent our country next year”. Later, broadcaster VRT made the information official.

Presentation of the Belgian candidate tonight (1st of October) at 21:50 CET

The candidate will be presented in the Belgian TV show Vandaag on channel één, a network available both in Belgium and The Netherlands – giving our Dutch friends some love. The broadcast starts at 21:50 and will be uploaded at the conclusion of the show here.

The network will also announce their artist on Facebook Live. Check out the link below at 9:50 CET.

The names that are cbeing whispered include Milow, Tamino, Nathalia, Hooverphonic, Stromae and Oscar and the Wolf.

Earlier in September, the Head of VRT’s selection team was hinting that they where talking to ‘their number one on their wishlist’. We hope that they succeeded!

Are you as excited as we are to see who Belgium will send? Who is your favourite of the names we mentioned above? Let us know in the comments below!

Read more Belgium news here

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PtLS
PtLS
2 years ago

Omg Hooverphonic.. so we’re going to get a Sennek 2.0 song…

bastian
bastian
2 years ago
Reply to  PtLS

thats depressing

Kathy Vandeperre
Kathy Vandeperre
2 years ago
Reply to  PtLS

And an equally bad result. Have you seen that singer ? Have you seen those 2 old granddads on a stage ? Do you know VRT’s history in staging ? Which semi will they get stuck in ? First or second ?

Ritabloggs
Ritabloggs
2 years ago

Stromae omg!

Borio
Borio
2 years ago

IT’S HOOVERPHONIC!! (https://eurovoix.com/2019/10/01/belgium-hooverphonic-to-eurovision-2020/)
I don’t really know the band, but I hope the song will be good and ofc good luck to Belgium <3

Soda vomitstream
Soda vomitstream
2 years ago

YESS, IT’S STROMAE!!

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
2 years ago

I just heard from someone that it’s Emma Bale, would be so happy if this turns out to be true

Peters
Peters
2 years ago

It’s the song and the voice that matter. Don’t care if if’s a big name or not.

Kathy Vandeperre
Kathy Vandeperre
2 years ago

OMG… a big name cause big names always do well at Eurovision :s

Rob
Rob
2 years ago

Never heard the song “Ayo Technology” from Milow? Big hit in Europe. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV11oDLtlmc

And Natalia has worked with En Vogue, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkOLyQWMMB8

However, I don’t reckon it’ll be a French-language artist, because that’s a risky thing in Belgium (language barriers and all). But both of the above artists have proven themselves, so maybe one of them might be it. 🙂

Bernard 77
Bernard 77
2 years ago

Is Eddie Wally the right person????

Tijs
Tijs
2 years ago

I’m rooting for Angèle. Even though she’s not Flemish

Make Belgium Great Again
Make Belgium Great Again
2 years ago
Reply to  Tijs

1) Angèle lost her voice xD
2) VRT can also choose a non-Flemish singer (e.g. : Axel Hirsoux selected by a Flemish national selection in 2014)

esc26
esc26
2 years ago

Just outta curiosity, why are you expecting Stromae to go for the Flemish broadcaster? As far as I know, he speaks and sings in French, so it would be much more logical for him to represent the Wallonian broadcaster.

Kobe
Kobe
2 years ago

It’s Oscar and The Wolf *faints

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
2 years ago

Nice of them to get the ball rolling. Frankly, I’d be ready for the first couple of songs now.

dygh
dygh
2 years ago

Sadly (but gladly for her) Natalia is pregnant so I gave up expecting her to go.

JOWST NE
JOWST NE
2 years ago

Belgium should just send K3 with a song in Dutch (Flemish)

Kinga
Kinga
2 years ago

Dear Wiwi Team. Write sth about JESC. We know already 8 songs. Maybe give some reactions? Please….

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  Kinga

They’re not covering JESC as much as they used to. Probably just a single wiwijury, a reaction video, and a post about the results are what we’ll get again this year.

Kinga
Kinga
2 years ago
Reply to  James

It’s a shame.. There are already few good songs.

Diego Alberto Gallardo García
Diego Alberto Gallardo García
2 years ago

I’m only want that Belgium sends a song in french

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

Honestly, I have no idea which direction they’re going to go with this. Is it going to be more of the same or something completely different? Despite the results, I don’t think Belgium have been *that* far off from having a really competitive entry. Hope they don’t abandon what they’ve been doing entirely!

Loin dici
2 years ago

The announcement is at 3 AM tomorow on Indonesian time. I cried. My body is not ready to be awaken that early.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

That mean I’ve got 4AM lol
I wake up at 6 usually but I don’t think I’ve got another two hours in me.

KESC
KESC
2 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

It’s so interesting to see how diverse the community here is. 🙂 I would never expect someone from Indonesia here. 🙂

Omg
Omg
2 years ago
Reply to  KESC

Thank god I just moved to Europe (UK) for university purposes, or else I’d have to wake up on 4:50 had I stayed in Hong Kong (the place I originally live in) lol

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

5am in my case in Manila, the moment I live for work because the traffic here is horrible.

Maya G
Maya G
2 years ago

Good luck Flanders!
Wishing you to make it to the top 5 for the 1st time, and even win. It’s about time!

Micha
Micha
2 years ago

I hope somewere good! She/He can make dream of BELGIUM 2021 true!

Indiana07
Indiana07
2 years ago

You hope, it’s gonna be Stromae? Remember how excited everyone was when Darude was announced as Finnish representative in 2019? ?

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 years ago
Reply to  Indiana07

You’re gonna compare a 2001 hit dj with a contemporary singer songwriter?

Indiana07
Indiana07
2 years ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

I was just comparing big names

Toffeenix
Toffeenix
2 years ago

Stromae would surely be the biggest name of the year, and for that reason I almost hope it’s not him – that’s gonna get my expectations up too high. That said, if he were to be selected, I’d have a much easier time getting others I know into Eurovision. I know basically nothing about the others suggested, might listen a bit now but I’m thinking it’ll be wait-and-see.

Robbert
Robbert
2 years ago

Milow is my fave wirh Jasper Steverlinck on no 2. I think Nathalia is too middle of the road.

Thomas
Thomas
2 years ago

I still hope the singer Billie is interested, Love Kills Slowly is still amazing!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Thomas

I thought love kills over and over. Belgium proved that already!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Hoping for Hooverphonic. Stromae would be shooting a bit high.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Again, WHO THE F*** CALLED IT?!

Jonas
Jonas
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

You did, Joe.

FYROM
FYROM
2 years ago

Lmao all you people hoping for stromae etc. Please be realistic. Its gonna be another the voice winner or someone we never heard about keeping it real

Hellohi
Hellohi
2 years ago

I find peter van de viere very sexy .

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

Stromae !!

Conor K
Conor K
2 years ago

Thank you Belgium for starting ESC 2020 season a bit earlier! Last year took until November for something to happen!

Andrew Zoey
Andrew Zoey
2 years ago

I think and hope it will be Stromae.

cmh787
cmh787
2 years ago
Reply to  Andrew Zoey

A big name does not equal a good song

yodenman
yodenman
2 years ago

Please please get the artist right. Belgium is coming up with great songs but the performance and staging is seriously letting them down.

zheng
zheng
2 years ago

I hope for Milow ! His new album is awesome

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

watch it be another talent show rihject or furniture company employee with zero experience

Paul
Paul
2 years ago

Like Duncan?

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  Paul

is duncan belgian now ?

James
James
2 years ago

Do your research. Duncan was on the original The Voice in The Netherlands and had Ilse Delange as his coach.

James
James
2 years ago

Like Loreen, Måns, and Salvador?

Liam
Liam
2 years ago
Reply to  James

Loreen and Måns had career’s before Eurovision, Måns especially. Laura and Elliot didn’t

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  Liam

Doesn’t take away the fact they were all reality show alumni. And everyone in the industry have to start somewhere.

ADd
ADd
2 years ago
Reply to  Liam

Loïc Nottet didn’t either, and one can argue that he did well and has done reasonably well in/since Vienna.

Leo
Leo
2 years ago

Why you’re always so negative and annoying ?

Thomas
Thomas
2 years ago

You know I used to really enjoy your presence here, but you have been such a negative person here an just all around viperous with your words.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

welp it’s experienced legends hooverphonic… my post aged like duncan laurence