Belgium – After a fantastic 4th place finish from Loïc Nottet in Vienna, Belgium was quick of the marks to confirm it would return next year to Eurovision. Hot on the heels of that confirmation comes VRT’s decision on their selection process. VRT, Belgium’s Flemish broadcaster, says that it will look for 5 artists and songs for a national final. Songwriters and artists can show their interest by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The process for Belgium involves two different broadcasters. VRT and RTBF. They alternate in who will choose the Belgian representative. RTBF is the Walloon broadcaster and internally chose Loïc Nottet this year. This is the best result for Belgium since 2003 and with the highest amount of points ever awarded to Belgium. It was also the first time ever that an entry who finished fourth scored over 200 points.
VRT’s last selection, Axel Hirsoux, failed to qualify for the Grand Final in Copenhagen.