Seven, instead of the usual five shows will decide who will represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens. The concept will be confirmed on 6th December, when VRT will be holding a press conference to announce more details about the show and the participants.
The new concept for Eurosong 2006 includes four pre-selection heats, taking place on 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th January. On 5th and 12th February, two semifinals will be organised, containing the winners of the four pre-selection heats. On 19th February, the Belgian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens will be selected during a big final, which will contain the winners of the two semifinals.
Big names like Belle Perez, Kate Ryan, Els De Schepper, Vanessa Chinitor and Barbara Dex are said to participate in the national selection.
Eurosong live on stage
Rumours say that a new edition of Eurosong live on stage, a series of concerts after the national selection featuring a majority of the participants, will be organised. To eurosong.be, Steve De Coninck-De Boeck of VRT's first channel said that the broadcaster is “indeed considering a new edition of Eurosong live on stage”, but that it is “too early to confirm anything”.