Belgium finally has its act for Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. And as the dust of a nail-biting national final settles, Eurosong champion Gustaph has opened up about his winning track “Because of You”.
Gustaph outlined his planned for bringing “Because of You” to the Liverpool Arena stage, as he plans to add “finesse” to the performance.
The Belgian superstar also said his song is a love letter to chosen families and queer communities.
We caught up with the talked to the newly-crowned winner shortly after his victory in Belgium.
Gustaph “Because of You” interview — Belgium Eurovision 2023
Speaking backstage at Belgium’s Eurosong 2023, Gustaph told our Renske he felt good on stage.
During the performance, he was joined by two of his best friends on backing vocals, while his husband designed the stage backdrop and visuals. He described performing with his chosen family was an honour, and he was grateful to deliver this song’s message.
Gustaph said: “[‘Because of You’] is really about the chosen family, which happens a lot in the queer world. I think ‘Because of You’ is universal. Anyone who helps you to where you are in life and helps you to say this is who I am and I love who I am because of you.”
Teasing his performance in Liverpool, Gustaph said the performance in Eurosong will be the blueprint for his performance in Liverpool.
He added: “I’m sure we are gonna do some finesse here and there, but this is the blueprint for me. This is something I really want to focus on and keep going forward with when I go to Liverpool.”
Additionally, Gustaph said he’s exciting to take the track around Europe on the promotional circuit. He said: “I love touring, so bring it on”. Amsterdam, London, Tel Aviv — Gustaph could be with you very soon.
“This is very exciting to me because a lot of my friends will actually be at these parties, which is incredible to me.”
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