It was expected on October 1st, but the Belgian selection for Eurovision 2011 has already kicked off. A handful of artists have joined the procedure on the official website on RTBF.be.
Artists aiming to represent Belgium next year in Germany can already upload their songs to the RTBF's Eurovision website . As esctoday.com reported on August 27, all entries have to be written in English or French by Belgian songwriters. Until 31st December, page visitors can give financial support in order to make the professional production of their respective favourite song possible. All songs that gahered at least 20,000 euro will qualify for the second stage of the national selection, where the eventual winner will be chosen by a jury and members of the public. All people who donated money to songs other than the winning one will be reimbursed.
Belgium was represented by Tom Dice with the song Me and my guitar in Eurovision 2010, ending up 6th, the country's best placing since 2003 with Urban Trad and Sanomi.
Thanks to Sabino.