On Wednesday morning, the Belgian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 was announced on the Francophone radio station Vivacité.
For the next Eurovision Song Contest, the Belgian entry will be Jérémie Makiese (20), the winner of The Voice Belgique 2021. He was selected after an internal selection procedure at the French-speaking public broadcaster RTBF.
Makiese won the 9th edition of The Voice with his rendition of the song ‘Jealous’ by Labyrinth – a performance that left a lasting impression on the Walloon public. While he was selected by the Francophone part of Belgium, there is also a small Flemish part to Makiese: he was born in Antwerp and is bilingual.
This year, the Belgian entry, Hooverphonic, finished in 19th place mong the 26 competitors, with the song “The wrong place.” The Italian rock band Måneskin won the first prize, meaning the competition will be held in Italy next year.
Which song Makiese will perform is not yet known.
In May 2022, the Eurovision Song Contest can be followed in its entirety on VRT television and all its radio networks.