Thursday, April 1, 2010

Eurovision #3: Belgium



There are two state broadcasters in Belgium, one French, the other Flemish. They take turns picking the country's entry, and this year it's the responsibility of VRT, the Flemish TV channel. Unlike our Swedish friends at SVT, they didn't run a contest, and instead chose Tom Dice and his guitar. He came in second place in this year's version of the 'X-Factor'.

Belgium doesn't have a great record in the contest; they've won only once, with J'aime la vie, sung by a 13 year old Sandra Kim. The eligibility rules have changed, so she should permanently remain the youngest ever winner. Not that confident Tom will be winner #2.