Roberto Bellarosa, the 2013 Belgian Eurovision representative chatted with fans all over Europe and the globe today via a video chat organized by the official Eurovision website.
The videochat was conducted by Eurovision.tv’s Victor Escudero whilst Charlotte Jensen from Eurovisionary.com joined in along with Wiwibloggs‘ editor William Lee Adams. Eurovision fans were able to watch the chat live on the official Eurovision Song Contest .
You can watch Roberto’s video web chat below courtesy of eurovision.tv
Roberto Bellarosa was selected via an internal selection to represent Belgium at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. He will fly the Belgian flag in Malmoe next month with Love Kills.
Roberto will be competing in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest Semifinal 1 on 14 May,he will perform in 15th place.
Love Kills- Official videoclip
Who is Roberto Bellarosa?
Roberto Bellarosa is originally from Wanze, in the Walloon part of Belgium and his childhood was ruled by the number of football goals scored by the men in his family. At age 9, realizing that Roberto would never become a sporting hero, his parents enrolled him at the Music Academy of Huy to study the rudiments of music theory. During singing lessons, his teacher was impressed with his voice and encouraged him to pursue his training at a higher level. Roberto followed this advice and took on singing lessons. After acquiring more technique, he enrolled himself in a few singing talent contests and decided to participate at “The Voice Belgique“. Backstage, he used to claim that his singing is mainly aimed to convey emotions to the audience. His young age, his soft and fragile tone of voice, have seduced an increasing audience who did largely voted for him during the primes.
First winner of the Belgian edition of “The Voice”, the widely popular international TV singing contest, Roberto benefited from a large exposure in the media. He then pursued his musical adventure and artistic career by touring with the “Tour des Restos du Coeur Belge” (including Patrick Fiori, Amel Bent,etc.) and by participating to The Voice tour. This was followed by the release of his first single “Je Crois” and his first album in September 2012 “Ma Voie” written by Quentin Mosimann, international artist and his former coach in The Voice.
Initially announced as an album of classic French popular music, “Ma Voie” evolves along its tracks. It unfolds definitely a subtle balance between pop and modern, reflecting this young 18 year old”s thoughts and questions about the mystery of mankind, love, the world surrounding him, his future as an artist… in harmony with his dreams and aspirations.
And dreams can really come true as it happened for Roberto when he was selected to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest. After submitting 3 songs during a radio contest, “Love Kills” was selected as the Belgian entry for that annual international prestigious event. Roberto musical inspiration came from new influences met during his recent encounters and experiences, like for example his participation to the TV program “We Love Celine” dedicated to Celine Dion, one of the most beautiful voice in Eurovision’s history and for whom he performed the song “Ce n’était qu’un Rêve”. We are now in presence of a young man who has gained in confidence and who knows what he wants and firmly believes in his dream of becoming a recognized artist through his work and for his talent.
The Eurovision Song contest is offering him the opportunity to explore new horizons and is opening to him a wide range of new experiences. It is in that context that he boarded on a plane for the very first time to travel to Helsinki for the final recording of “Love Kills ” and will be again traveling to Sweden to go to Malmo in May. Roberto also felt the greatest pleasure and pride when performing “I Dreamed a Dream” during the opening night of the movie “Les Misérables” in Brussels. He was able to convey to the press and the public present at this special occasion, his emotions and excitement of being able to realize his own dream and wishing everybody to pursue their own.