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Belgium just announced their representative for Lisbon. It's Laura Groeseneken.
Accordin to eurovision.tv "Laura Groeseneken was born in 1990 and comes from Leuven. The singer-songwriter has already worked on several high-profile musical projects like the 50th anniversary celebrations of the James Bond franchise, 007 In Concert, and alongside Alex Callier wrote the song Gravity for the Belgian group Hooverphonic. Laura works as a visual merchandiser for IKEA. Meanwhile, she is working on her solo career and writes her own songs under the name Sennek."
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Who would say that Clouseau, the group that participated in Eurovision in 1991 would be one of the most important in Belgium today? The band started with 5 member but now at that moment Koen and Kris do it with their two.The group name Clouseau is derived from the movie personage Jacques "Inspector" Clouseau. It was the nickname of band member Bob Savenberg, as it often imitated the typical accent.)
But their success is prior to Eurovision. The true 'Clouseaumania' started on May 14, 1989, when the band suddenly stood for hundreds of screaming girls. In the beginning of the 'mania', fainted girls were often taken away from the stage. The band then asked organizers to build the front stage so that the Red Cross could do it's job. In 1990, 97 fans had to be taken away by the emergency services.
30 years after, they celebrate their birthday. And they do it with the edition of a disc that has been cast in the number 1 of the list of sales of Belgium.
Especially for a limited edition 4CD + DVD set, Koen and Kris have their own favorites compiled on the additional CD (including demos and live versions). Lastly, this limited edition box also contains footage (such as never before published) about the best of 30 years Clouseau.
Among all his successes is of course their Eurovision song. GEEF HET OP peaked 10 in Belgium and 11 in the Netherlands despite their 16th place in Eurovision.
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On August 8, 2017 Louis Neefs would have become 80 . Until today, he still has one of the warmest voices that has known Flemish music history. At Universal appears on the occasion of his birthday the 18th of August the soundbook Louis Neefs 80 . This contains two CDs with the most famous songs of Louis Neefs. In addition, there is a small book written by Radio 2 producer Marc Brillouet . This more than 80 page book was richly illustrated with photographs from the private collection of sons Ludwig and Günther Neefs . Some have never been published before.
Louis Neef took part in Eurovision in 67 and in 69, with the songs Ik heb zorgen (7th place) and Jennifer Jennings (7th place). In tandem with his musical career, Neefs was a presenter of television and radio shows for Flemish broadcaster VRT. He also became politically active, standing as a councillor in Mechelen.
Neefs was killed in a road accident in Lier on 25 December 1980, aged 43. His wife Liliane also died in the accident.
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This year's song from Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest broke the record of a Belgian song from Eurovision in the charts.
City Lights spent 25 weeks on the list and reached number one last March.
The previous record belonged to Tom Dice with a week less. Even J'aime la vie, the only Belgian winner, was only on the list for 16 weeks.
The Chart of Belgium is one of the most active in Europe with many ups, downs and new entries every week. It is divided into two lists, that of Flanders and Wallonia
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" Camouflage " is the name of the album signing the return of Lara Fabian and it will be published next October 6th.
The multilingual artist, able to sing in French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish or Portuguese, also knows and obviously shows his talents in English. It is a return to the language of Shakespeare the option of the artist for the new CD.
After "Le Secret" (2013) et "Ma vie dans la tienne" (2015), it is the 13 th studio album of the belgian-canadian with the voice of angel.
"Camouflage" will be composed of 12 songs. Lara Fabian herself spoke of her work as a " timeless and modern " album, inspired by " electro-pop, " but with " classical orchestrations ." Growing Wings is the first single and it is already in the french charts. A remix by the hand of Offer Nissim is also available.