Belgium – Pushed by the Internet rumors to confirm Roberto Bellarosa to the Eurovision Song Contest, the Belgian broadcaster RTBF has revealed all the details of the song selection for the first winner of The Voice Belgique who will be in charge to represent the country in Malmö. Check them out here!
Originally, Esctoday reported that a national final will be held on December the 16th in order to select the song for Malmö. Confirmed by today’s press conference by RTBF, it will become the sixth national final in December since Belarus, Switzerland, Albania, Lithuania and Ukraine also decided to hold theirs then.
Edit – Today was held the RTBF press conference. The date of December the 16th was confirmed. It will be a three-song radio contest to be held on Vivacité Radio and http://www.rtbf.be/eurovision on Sunday. Radio listeners and visitors to the website will have 50% of the vote whilst the remainding 50% will go to a professional jury. Snippets will be available as soon as December the 1st. Roberto expressed his initial doubts taking part in a new competition but was won over by the fact that he was internally chosen, which is a significant advocacy for internal selection, at least for artists.