Jérémie Makiese to represent Belgium at the Eurovision

Francophone broadcaster RTBF has announced its entry for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Italy.  20-year-old singer Jérémie Makiese – the winner of the contest The Voice Belgique - will defend Belgium’s colours at the Eurovision. Which song he will sing is yet to be revealed.

After the poor performance of VRT’s entry Hooverphonic this year it’s once again the turn of Francophones to put Belgian musical talent on the European map.

Jérémie won The Voice Belgique competition earlier this year under the supervision of BJ Scott, who earlier coached Loïc Nottet, another Belgian Eurovision entrant.  In 2015 Nottet finished 4th with ‘Rhythm Inside’, one of Belgium’s best results ever.

In recent years the RTBF has tended to select winners of The Voice Belgique for the Eurovision.

Jérémie was born in Antwerp in Flanders and is of Congolese heritage. His musical heroes include Damso, Stromae, Otis Redding and Michael Jackson.

Jérémie’s other passion is football and he’s just signed a contract with Excelsior Virton that plays in  Division 1B.

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