Belgium: Laura Groeseneken gives insight into Eurovision 2018 entry

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Having been confirmed as the first official artist for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Laura Groeseneken has remained tight-lipped about her upcoming competition plans. Now in an interview with EurovisionBelgium and OGAE Belgium, the singer has revealed further details!

During an interview with both EurovisionBelgium and OGAE Belgium at the club’s New Years’ party, Laura Groeseneken gave some insight into details of her Eurovision entry, along with further preparations regarding her forthcoming participation.

Belgian entry selected

During the interview, Groeseneken confirmed that her entry for the European competition has now been chosen, with preparations underway in regards to the creative process of the song.

The singer confirmed that she had been a part of around 20 writing sessions with the Belgian team behind Eurovision; whilst the team received many entries from outside sources, the nation has decided to opt for an entry penned by the singer herself.

Speaking of her self-composed entry, of which she has high hopes for, Groeseneken revealed:

It will be a pop song, but not a typical one. Not even for the Eurovision Song Contest. It is a bit mysterious.

Neither VRT – the Belgian national broadcaster – nor Groeseneken have confirmed the release date of the Belgian entry for 2018 as of yet.

Groeseneken also confirmed that she already has a stage outfit planned for the Eurovision Song Contest, but will reveal further details closer to the competition.

Return to Lisbon

This is not the first time that Groeseneken will be performing in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, having previously performed at the Belgian consulate.

Speaking of VRT’s invitation to the Belgian performer, Groeseneken revealed:

This is a unique chance, something you can do once in a lifetime. I am going to do my very best for Belgium, but the expectations are high because of the good results of Loïc Nottet, Laura Tesoro and Blanche.

That gives an extra push for me. I will go to the Eurovision Song Contest to win. This is not something silly for me.

Read the entire interview via both EurovisionBelgium and OGAE Belgium.

Groeseneken covers the winning Portuguese entry from 2017, Amar pelos dois

Belgium will compete in one of the 2 semi-finals on either the 8 or 10 May at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, hoping to qualify to the final once again on the 12 May.