Belgium: Loïc Nottet

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A 2015 beat with twang-a-plenty. Bringing Eurovision into contemporary realms is the real objective for the competition over the next five years or so – and more tracks like this will help the cause no end. While this might not be a top finisher in anyone’s opinion but mine, it’s credible music with mainstream potential, and should boost Belgium’s pitiful track record of the last decade, during which time they’ve only made it to the final twice.

 

Credit: Photography & Art Work by Josh Brandão


 

 

All Kinds of Everything: interview with Loïc Nottet


Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

I think it was The Common Linnets from The Netherlands last year. I really like it because it’s really simple. I really like acoustic songs. I can feel emotions when I hear acoustics sounds. The fingers on the guitar rope is just amazing.

Babushki4 vs. Lordi4

WINNER: Lordi

I prefer Lordi I guess. I really like it because they dare to do the impossible. Their performance was really different and I like when it’s different.

ABBA4 vs. Celine4

WINNER: ABBA

Because I found Mamma Mia! with Meryl Streep really nice.

What does the general public in Belgium think of Eurovision?

In Belgium it’s an event but not something huge as it was 10 years ago for example. Everyone knows it, but the media don’t promote it that much.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

I just think about my performance, I close my eyes deep in my universe and take deep breath.

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

When I was a child I watched it with my grandparents. Last year I couldn’t watch it because of my participation at The Voice Belgique and school – I didn’t have time to watch anything.

 

 

Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Belgium: 12 points.

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 40 acts entering this year’s contest, with four countries receiving each set of points used by the EBU (12, 10, and 8-1).