Belgium's French-language public broadcaster RTBF will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest in a special show to broadcast on Sunday 20th March. During the show, the Belgian song for Kiev will be selected. The two finalists remain secret.
Back in time…
RTBF is responsible for the one and only Belgian victory at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1986, Sandra Kim won the festival with the song J'aime la vie. Although she sang she was 15, Sandra Kim was only 13 years old and the youngest winner in history of the Eurovision Song Contest. This remarkable moment will without a doubt have an important role in RTBF's celebration show. “We will review all big Eurovision Song Contest moments with our special guests who will join us for the show,” explains Leslie Cable, producer of the show.
Belgian song for Kiev: two possibilities
The show won't only look at the past, since the Belgian entry for Kiev will be selected as well. However, RTBF is not willing to elaborate on that. The two artists to compete for representing Belgium at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest will not be revealed in advance. RTBF only gives away that the two songs are in an opposite style.
The jury at RTBF could not internally decide which entry to send to Kiev since half of the jury supported the first song, the other half the second song. The audience will thus be able to televote for their favourite entry and make the final decision.
On 20th March, one day before the Head of Delegation meeting begins in Kiev, the Belgian song will be selected. RTBF added that the 50th anniversary show, including the national selection of the Belgian song for Kiev, will also be broadcast on RTBF SAT.