Belgium: Laura Tesoro to host new season of Belgium’s Got Talent

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Laura Tesoro, who represented Belgium at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, will host the new season of the popular TV-show Belgium’s Got Talent.

Laura Tesoro will host Belgium’s Got Talent 2016 together with Koen Wauters, who participated in the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest as part of the band Clouseau. Laura Tesoro is very excited about this new career opportunity, which she shared on her official Facebook-page:

The word is out! Today we’ll start with the filming of Belgium’s Got Talent, and this year I will present it together with Koen Wauters! Whoopwhoop ‪#‎SoExcited‬ ‪#‎VTM‬ ‪#‎BGT2016‬ Let’s do this!

Laura Tesoro and Koen Wauters already have a professional history: Koen was Laura’s coach during her participation of The Voice Van Vlaanderen (The Voice Of Flanders) season 3, in which she reached the second place. Also, she was Koen Wauter’s co-host in the TV-show Kleine Ster, Grote Ster (Little Star, Big Star). In a statement via broadcaster VTM, Laura Tesoro says:

He was once my coach, he then became a good friend and now we may work together as a duo. It is so cool that I am able to present Belgium’s Got Talent together with Koen Wauters. I know that I am in good hands and that I am going to learn a lot from Koen. But above all I want to be amazed by the candidates.

The filming of season 4 of Belgium’s Got Talent starts this afternoon in Antwerp with the first auditions. Besides Laura Tesoro and Koen Wauters as hosts, the new jury of the show consists of television and radio-presenter An Lemmens, actor and singer Stan Van Samang, actor, dancer, choreographer and presenter Dan Karaty and actor, presenter and singer Niels Destadsbader.

Belgium’s Got Talent 2016 starts this fall on VTM.

Laura Tesoro (Antwerp, 1996, Italian father, Belgian mother) is a singer and actress, making her breakthrough in the television series Familie (Family). Laura Tesoro also partook in the singing competition Ketnetpop, and musicals such as Annie and Domino. She participated in the third season of the popular TV-show The Voice Van Vlaanderen, earning the second place, which meant her mainstream breakthrough.

In 2016 she represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, with the up-tempo funky song What’s the pressure. Laura Tesoro earned the third place in Semi Final 2 with 274 points. In the Grand Final she eventually reached an honourable 10th place, with 181 points.

Enjoy Laura Tesoro performing What’s the pressure during the Grand Final of Eurovision 2016 once again:

Also, watch Koen Wauters as part of Clouseau performing Geeft het op during Eurovision 1991 in Rome:

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