Belgium: Producer says Love kills now “as good as new”

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As we reported earlier this week, the Belgian representative Roberto Bellarosa travelled to Finland to record his Eurovision Song Contest entry Love kills on Tuesday.

He spent two days in Helsinki with top producer Jukka Immonen, who is also a co-writer of the song.

Jukka Immonen tells Finnish Eurovision news site that Love kills has been more or less completely remade.

The version heard in public was ultimately just a demo version, and we are now finishing it and it will be good, Immonen says.

We have yet no information on when the final version will be made public, concludes Jukka Immonen.

In December, the Finnish YLE X3M website spoke to Jukka Immonen about his surprise victory in Belgium.

I have no idea how my song ended up in Belgium! I wrote it a couple of years ago, and eventually someone picked it up and said it should go to Eurovision, Immonen recalls.

At this point he thought he would not be producing the final version, but it seems the Belgians eventually gave the job to the original creator of the song.

Brit Iain James Farquharson (co-writer of the Azerbaijani Eurovision Song Contest winner in 2011) is now also credited as an author for Love kills.

The 17-year-old Roberto Bellarosa seemed to be tweeting that he was flying for the very first time to go to Helsinki on Tuesday.

He seemed impressed by the snow covering all of Helsinki on his whistle-stop visit to the studio.

Belgium will perform in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in May.

Jukka Immonen at the Finnish Eurovision selection show UMK last year:

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