Today at 12:00 CET, the first phase of the Belgian selection for Eurovision 2011 has come to an end. A total of 30 acts have qualified. Given the large name of qualifyers, Walloon public broadcaster RTBF has decided to hold a second selection round on January 30th on the radio.
That day, a special selection show will be aired within the morning programme on VivaCité radio. The 30 remaining songs will be subject to the votes of the listeners and internet users in Belgium and the verdict of a professional jury.
The voting will decide the 14 acts that will qualify for the Belgian final, to be held in mid February under the title Eurovision 2011: Qui? A vous de choisir! The winner and thus Belgian representative in Eurovision 2011 will be decided through televoting and jury vote at a 50/50 split.
Click here to listen to the 30 qualifying entries in Belgium.