Sandra Kim has confirmed that she will appear in the Eurovision Song Contest's 50th anniversary show. The only Belgian Eurovision Song Contest winner will perform her winning entry J'aime la vie, which triumphed in Bergen in 1986, although the song is not one of the 14 selected to compete at the event.
At the age of 13, Sandra Kim became the Eurovision Song Contest's youngest ever winner. Although she considers the contest a black period in her life, Sandra Kim will be participating in the celebrations in Copenhagen on 22nd October. From 19th till 21st August she will be in Scandinavia for a special Eurovision Song Contest related television show organised by Norwegian broadcaster NRK.
Almost 20 years after her victory, Sandra Kim remains the one and only Belgian Eurovision Song Contest winner. Earlier this year, as a guest in RTBF's national final, she once again stated how tired she was of being reminded of her participation in Bergen every other year around May.
In a year that the Eurovision Song Contest is celebrating its 50th anniversary and Belgium is celebrating 175 years of independence and 25 years of federalism, the number of invitations has not decreased. Last Thursday she performed J'aime la vie in New York where the Belgian community celebrated the Belgian national holiday. Earlier this year her Eurovision Song Contest trophy starred in the special exposition Made in Belgium.
Sandra Kim will be rehearsing for Congratulations at the Forum of Copenhagen on 20th October. Her song J'aime la vie is not taking part in the special contest to select the best ever Eurovision Song Contest entry.