The first act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has been announced. It’s still September, so it is an extremely early announcement. Laura Groeseneken will be representing Belgium in Lisbon, Portugal in May 2018 at Eurovision.
Belgium has had a lot of success recently in the contest, and have even been in the top ten during the Grand Final in the last three years. Can Laura Groeseneken keep the streak going? Can she actually win it for her country? Belgium last won the contest in 1986 with Sandra Kim who sang “J’aime la vie”.
She was announced yesterday by Flemish broadcaster VRT. It will be the 60th time the country has entered the contest. The announcement of Laura Groeseneken comes before the confirmed participation list of all the countries.
Watch The Promotional Video Of The Announcement Of Laura Groeseneken For Belgium On The Official Eurovision YouTube Channel Here:
This is the third female singer Belgium has sent to Eurovision in a row, following on from Laura Tesoro and Blanche. She has previously performed under the name SENNEK. She revealed that she’ll be focusing on staging and that she’s not a dancer.
After being announced she sang a jazzy English version of Salvador Sobral’s winning track “Amar pelos dois”. It is purely breathtaking. We’ve got a long wait until we find out how well she does in the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final.