Hooverphonic were due to represent Belgium at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam with their song “Release Me”. But as we all know, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the 65th edition of the contest was cancelled…and their song never had the chance to come to life with staging in Rotterdam.
Belgium was quick to decide that the popular group would get another shot to shine on the Eurovision stage in Ahoy. And the group was keen to say they’d go for a more feel-good, potentially upbeat number.
Belgium at Eurovision 2021
Hooverphonic’s band members Alex, Raymond and Luka earlier revealed how enthusiastic they are to represent Belgium at Eurovision 2021: “It is great that we have received the confirmation that we can go to the Eurovision Song Contest next year this fast. We are still very much looking forward to it. We are now going to take the time to see how we are preparing for May next year.”
Speaking to Belgian web site Songfestival.be, Alex – Hooverphonic’s frontman – said he is happy to send a new song to Eurovision. He says that “Release Me” will be considered “old news”.
Hooverphonic’s Eurovision 2021 entry
Alex has now revealed to HLN that Hooverphonic made great use of their time during this bizarre summer.
“I think I already have material for three new albums. We are now selecting: choice stress!’’
Alex goes on to explain that Hooverphonic has a wide and diverse repertoire and that their Eurovision 2021 song might be considered a big surprise.
The Flemish Eurovision selection committee has opted for the band Hooverphonic, a group that has been active since 1995.
The band consists of Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts and singer Luka Cruysberghs. Nineteen-year-old Cruysberghs has been the band’s singer since 2018 after she won the Belgian edition of The Voice.
The band is popular in Belgium but also beyond its borders. The group has been successfully touring Europe for years.
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