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.
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) February 11, 2020
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.