In just over a month’s time, Belgium will choose their entry for Eurovision 2023. To tease us ahead of the 14 January national final, broadcaster VRT has now revealed the song titles of the 14 entries competing at Eurosong 2023, as well as releasing snippets of each song.
Eurosong 2023 will see seven acts perform two songs each, so that’s 14 snippets in total to have a listen to.
Eurosong 2023 song titles
- Ameerah – “The Carnival”, “Armageddon”
- Chérine – “Ca m’ennuie pas”, “Mon étoile”
- gala dragot – “emotion ollie”, “t‘inquiète”
- Gustaph – “Because of You”, “The Nail”
- Hunter Falls – “Home”, “Ooh La La”
- Loredana – “I Dream in Colours”, “You Lift Me Up”
- The Starlings – “Oceanside”, “Rollercoaster”
You can listen to the song snippets on VRT’s website.
Peter Van de Veire, host of Eurosong 2023, says the standard of the selection is of Olympic proportions:
“There are 14 excellent pop songs on the table, so the goal of the preselection has already been achieved. The level is Olympic high. And I have already experienced some Eurovision Song Contests and pre-selections at home and abroad.”
However, Van de Verie also believes there is something missing from the national final. Since this year’s Belgian entry is being selected by Flemish broadcaster VRT, the host believes it would have been good to have a song in Flemish/Dutch competing:
“They are all foreign-language songs, in French and English. I think it’s a bit of a shame that there isn’t a single Dutch-language song, because there was this momentum for the year.”
About Eurosong 2023
The live grand final of Eurosong 2023 is scheduled for 14 January. It will be held in Brussels at Palais 12. The result will be determined by a professional jury and by the public who will vote from home.
From 9 January, VRT will broadcast a series of introduction shows, where the pre-recorded performances seen in the snippets will be revealed in full.
Belgium returns to its national selection, Eurosong, after a seven-year gap. The last Eurosong was held in 2016 and resulted in Laura Tesoro representing the country at Eurovision. Ever since then, Belgium has chosen their Eurovision songs through an internal selection. The return to a selection show has nothing to do with Belgium’s recent results, according to host Peter Van de Veire. He’s said it would have returned even if they had qualified for the final every single year.
What do you make of the Eurosong 2023 snippet? Which one is standing out to you from first listen? Let us know in the comments below.