We have the first confirmed act for Eurovision 2020! Flemish speaking Belgian national broadcaster, VRT, has announced that Hooverphonic will represent Belgium at the fothcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
As the Dutch gear up for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, their neighbours Belgium becomes the first country to unveil its candidate for next year’s Eurovision edition.
Hooverphonic will have the grand honour of representing Belgium in Eurovision 2020. The band consists of Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts and Luka Cruysberghs. Their Eurovision entry will be in English and is currently in the making, the band is set to unveil their song in early 2020.
Hooverphonic is an internatioanally acclaimed Belgian music band with a career spanning over 25 years, having performed in the USA and throughout Europe. The band has released many albums and achieved many international hits: Mad About You, Badaboum, 2 Wicky, Romantic and Eden.
Belgium in Eurovision
Belgium debuted at the Eurovision in 1956 and is one of the founder members of our beloved contest. The country has won the competition once, namely in 1986 when Sandra Kim was crowned the winnner in Bergen with her epic entry J’aime la vie.
In 2019 Belgium selected Eliot via an internal selection to fly the Belgian flag at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with his entry Wake up. Despite a great performance he failed to qualify to the Grand Final in Israel.
The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 12, 14 and 16 May at the Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.