They were confirmed as Belgium’s Eurovision 2020 act way back in October. But since then, Hooverphonic have given us precious little details regarding their song for Rotterdam… until now!

In a post shared across all of the official Eurovision social media accounts, it has been confirmed that Belgium’s Eurovision 2020 entry will be released on Monday 17 February.

Belgium at Eurovision 2020 — Hooverphonic

Release date: Monday 17 February

Belgium’s song drops just after a busy weekend of national finals and internal selections. Between now and then, expect to hear the final choices from Lithuania, Norway, Armenia and France.

The EBU announcement doesn’t offer any further insight as to where and when the song will be debuted. However, Belgian website songfestival.be reports that the song will be officially presented at 11.00 CET in VRT buildings. It will subsequently be played across several radio stations over the course of the morning.

The trio of Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts and Luka Cruysberghs don’t shed any light on social media, simply telling fans to prepare for some “exciting times”.

Belgium’s Eurovision 2020 song

Whatever about the finer details regarding the reveal date, we know even less about the actual song for Rotterdam.

However, speaking with our Esma in January, the band told us a little about their approach to picking a suitable entry.

Right after their participation was announced, it was also revealed that the Flemish broadcaster VRT had actually asked them to take part three times before. However, the trio always declined: they only wanted to go with “the perfect Eurovision song”:

For me, there are only two ways: either it’s a song that is really emotional, that can give people goosebumps, or it’s something very energetic, something very in your face… We wanted to do something very vintage Hooverphonic and then we need strings. There is no way around it.

Are you excited to find out what Hooverphonic have in store for us? Let us know in the comments.

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Héctor

I had already kind of forgotten them. I think their song will be a love it or hate thing. Let’s see next monday.

Anita
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Anita

I am really hoping the song will meet my expectations. Can’t wait…

Jonas
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Jonas

I have absolutely no doubt that this will be a high quality song, one that I will love. The only thing I’m nervous about is its chances in Rotterdam. Quality is not always rewarded. 🙁

Timi
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Timi

I LOVE Belgium on ESC, I have huge expectations!!! I have a gooood feeling.

Coco
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Coco

The song will be played for the first time on the MNM radio station at 7.25 am CET on Monday.

Somebody
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Somebody

One day after the french release, this week-end will be so cool !

Angelika
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Angelika

I have high expectations for this entry. There are so good live.

Pia
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Pia

This can go both ways, a total hit or miss…but being Belgian I think we can be sure of one thing: this will not be cheap or middle of the road. Like Alex has already pointed out several times it will have Hooverphonic’s DNA in being moody, emotional and well produced….So I do think total disasters like 2012 and 2014 we do not have to fear…I do wonder if they as a group will appeal to big masses of voters…? I really like many of their songs and am sure it will be stylish…but a home run in advance like… Read more »

Kobe
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Kobe

I’m sure Alex Callier will not go to Eurovision with a bad song. He’s ego is a little too big for that 😀

Una
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Una

Pia – I actually think that Belgium will win this year with Hooverphonic. I hope I am right. Still waiting for the song but I would think they are one of the most talented groups in the world with a pull to both juries and the public. I just think they can win.

Fan
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Fan

It will be amazing! Hope a top 5 for Belgium this year!!

Voxtaylor
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Voxtaylor

I really, REALLY hope their song is good! Not for Eurovision per say, but for them. Been a fan for years, but their recent album isn’t very good lol. I miss the old Hooverphonic, hopefully Eurovision can put them back on the right track! 🙂

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Briekimchi

I hope we get a few more reveals in Feb rather than everything being last minute.

Joe
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Joe

They and Montaigne were the two acts I already knew going into this year. So far, Montaigne has really lived up to expectations, so I’m excited to see what Hooverphonic bring to the table! Like I said before, they’ve clearly studied where the last Belgian successes succeeded and the last two failed, and I hope they bring that knowledge to their entry.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

About the reveal: songfestival.be reports that the song is going to premiere in the morning on multiple Belgian radio stations and the music video is going to be published a few hours later. VRT is also planning a press event, where the band will talk about the song and give interviews.

EProduc
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EProduc

YES. This is what I’ve been waiting for. It could be big. It’ll definitely be artistic and unique. I’m excited!

jack
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jack

Thank god they wont publish the song in March as the 90% of countries.

Sale
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Sale

Can’t wait. My most anticipated act this year, really hope they deliever!