Blanche, the young singer from Brussels who represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, said she was “satisfied and proud” of her performance. The public and jury votes meant she came fourth. “Finishing fourth is really great”, she said when RTBF asked her for her reaction. “It doesn’t hit you at the time. In a competition, you don’t really feel completely satisfied unless you win. But you have to look at the big picture: out of the 42 that started, we came fourth”, she said.
“I am very satisfied; I hope the Belgian population is too”, the 17 year old said to VTM. She said she felt relaxed during her performance. “I wanted to go home feeling proud of myself and not feeling I could have done better”.
Blanche, who will be back at school with her classmates on Monday, revealed she was sad to be going home. “It all went so quickly”, she told VTM. “I could cry now it’s all over. I loved the rehearsals, the competition and the people I met here”.
As well as Blanche finishing fourth, RTBF added that Belgium goes home with the Best Lighting award, which was created by Jean-Jacques Marotte.