Eurovision 2017: [Belgium] City Lights / Blanche

There is an air of sophistication to Belgium’s ‘City of Lights’, a chilled vibe combined with a mysterious vocal line that culminates in a simple yet uplifting chorus.

But it stands in the shadow of Belgium’s fourth place number from 2015 – Loic Nottet’s brilliant Rythmn of Life.

If the stage presentation flatters City of Lights (I’m not entirely convinced yet that it does), then Belgium will surely qualify and, I hope, a top ten placing will follow. Eurovision.tv’s exclusive rehearsal footage leads me to think that it might falter.

In a live performance the song might lose its ethereal quality, drawing more attention to the vulnerability of Blanche’s voice.

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