Since 2010, Belgium have a decent record at Eurovision. Six finals, five left-hand side finishes and three top-six finishes – their form is nothing to be sniffed at. Hoping to keep Belgium on that good form at the 2022 contest in Turin is The Voice Belgique winner Jérémie Makiese, who will perform “Miss You”.

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Belgium in Eurovision 2022: Jérémie Makiese “Miss You”

Jérémie Makiese is a man of many talents. He grew up with a passion for both singing and football, and both of them have led to success. Jérémie currently plays in the second tier of Belgian football and signed a one-year contract with Royal Excelsior Virton.

Meanwhile, the francophone side of Belgium got to hear Jérémie’s singing through the 2021 season of The Voice Belgique. After turning all four chairs in his audition, he managed to progress to the grand final and was ultimately declared the winner. Following his victory, broadcaster RTBF internally selected him as Belgium’s Eurovision 2022 representative in September last year.

What do the “Miss You” lyrics mean?

Looking at the lyrics to “Miss You”, it may be conceivable that the song is about a special someone is Jérémie’s life. Or, you might think it’s simply about a struggle to keep warm from the cold (“One day I’m cool / One day I’m cold”).

In fact, the song is about the big decisions we make in our lives and having the courage and the strength to tackle them.

Our William got to the bottom of it and had a chat with the Belgian star to talk about his debut track:

“The meaning of the song is talking about a decision you have to take sometimes. It can be difficult to make a decision sometimes and I came with a message of faith and hope and that’s the meaning of my song.” 

Jérémie then links the lyrics to his music video:

“The story is like the power of the church. In church, you have to confess yourself and in the car I take the power of this. I was in confession with myself – it’s dangerous. I was making a decision with myself, to give me the strength to make a decision.”

“Miss You” lyrics – Jérémie Makiese (Belgium Eurovision 2022)

Sometimes I feel down
Sometimes I booze
Sometimes I fall
Sometimes I do wrong
One day I’m cool
One day I’m cold

And I’ve been trying to escape my past
Give up on the sadness that you left behind
I’ve been trying to erase my mind
You stay like a nightmare
When I close my eyes

Am I gonna miss you? No
Promise I won’t miss you, no
I’m gonna break through, no
I’ll never hate you
I’ll never chase you

Sometimes I feel good
Sometimes I lose my mind and my soul
That’s when I see you
And out of the blue I answer your call

And I’ve been trying to escape my past
Give up on the sadness that you left behind
I’ve been trying to erase my mind
But you stay like a nightmare
When I close my eyes

Am I gonna miss you? No
Promise I won’t miss you, no
I’m gonna break through, no
I’ll never hate you
I’ll never chase you

Am I gonna miss you? No
Promise I won’t miss you, no
I’m gonna break through, no
I’ll never hate you
I’ll never chase you

Oh, I gotta make it to the bright side
I’ve been lying when I said I’m fine
Wanna find a way to feel alive

Am I gonna miss you? No
Promise I won’t miss you, no
I’m gonna break through, no
I’ll never hate you
I’ll never chase you

Never feel bad
When love is good
Life goes on
Don’t wanna live my life
Waiting for your call

Sometimes I feel down
Sometimes I booze
Sometimes I fall

What do the lyrics of “Miss You” mean to you? Do you think Jérémie Makiese can take his first ever song into the Eurovision grand final? Let us know in the comments below.

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Im so fab
Im so fab
7 months ago

The running order increased his qualification probability from 10 to 30%

Bella
Bella
7 months ago

He’s one of my fav male vocalists this year! He’s also such a little ray of sunshine, his smile is infectious and you just want to hug him! Definitely hope to see him somewhere in the top 15 in the final.

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

The lyrics are messy and contradictory and so bad. They don’t match the “message” he was taking about. The last three lyrics are the first three lyrics in the song, which is kinda nice, but it all ends with a “fall”. It’s over, according to the song. No “faith”, no “hope”. And it’s called “Miss you”, while the lyrics say the opposite. I don’t like it at all.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
7 months ago

“The story is like the power of the church.”

BASED – He gets my vote for even bringing Christianity into this! A lot of artists are afraid to bring God into Eurovision and I think we should bring more Christianity into Eurovision. It can become a good thing, not a bad thing.

HIGHLY underrated song, especially with the ‘fans’.

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

“AMEN!
Yours truly,
ESC Slovenia 2021 and Austria 2021”

Maria
Maria
6 months ago

Yes, that would be great. I would appreciate this to happen.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
7 months ago

Underrated by fans. Should receive quite good points by juries. Optimistic for this one, could finish in top 15.