The names of the first 15 acts competing to represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 have been revealed, as well as the famous Eurovision songs they will cover in the casting shows.
The 15 acts will all perform a Eurovision Song Contest hit of their choice on the first casting show, which was recorded in December but will air this weekend (February 2) with another 15 acts performing covers on the second show on February 9.
The jury, made up of Bart Peeters (singer), Piet Goddaer (musician) and Jef Martens (DJ), will pick a total of eight acts to go straight to the final and another eight acts to go into a call back show.
The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, Ruslana, was due to be on the jury for the casting shows but was unable to attend after unrest in her home country. However, she is expected to resume her role on the jury in the future stages of the competition.
The contestants & their songs
- Di Stephano – L’amour ça fait chanter la vie (Belgium 1978)
- The Fuckuleles – Waterloo (Sweden 1974)
- Jessy – Euphoria (Sweden 2012)
- White Bird – Fly on the wings of love (Denmark 2000)
- 3M8S – Only teardrops (Denmark 2013)
- Eva Jacobs – In your eyes (Ireland 1993)
- 2 Fabiola feat. Loredana – My number one (Greece 2005)
- Udo – Ne partez pas sans moi (Switzerland 1988)
- Joyce – Mister (Sister) (Belgium 2002)
- Violet Sky – Door de wind (Belgium 1989)
- Elvya Ducimer – Sweet people (Ukraine 2010)
- Axel Hirsoux – Tu te reconnaîtras (Luxembourg 1973)
- The Exclusive Strings – Hard rock hallelujah (Finland 2006)
- Gracious Wild – In love for a while (Switzerland 2011)
- Nelson – Glorious (Germany 2013)
Eurosong 2014 schedule
- Casting show 1 – February 2
- Casting show 2 – February 9
- Call Back – February 16
- Semi-final one – February 23
- Semi-final two – March 2
- Semi-final three – March 9
- Final – March 16
Last year, Roberto Bellarosa represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. He finished 12th in the final with 71 points with his song Love kills, taking Belgium to the final for just a second time in nine years.
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