|Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on February 21, 2017 at 1:05 PM|
Belgium is one of the surprises of the last years, what ever changed it did make a difference at the participations and the results. The small country turned again into a big participant fighting for a victory in the next years, if the continue the way they started to walk on.
This year once again a former The Voice participant is going to Eurovision. Blanche is the name.
Read now why Blanche is excited about eurovision, where the name Blanche comes from and what the meaning is.
1. Why did you accept to participate to the Eurovision Song Contest?
I had never thought about it before, to be honest. We made the song without having the contest in mind specifically. The selection committee liked the end result and here we are. For me it has been a positive, unique and rewarding experience and I look forward to the rest of my Eurovision adventure.
2. Aren’t you scared of creating too much of an “Eurovision” image?
No, I was already involved in a few musical projects before being selected, and Eurovision will only help me to improve them.
3. Loic Nottet represented Belgium in 2015. Did you see his performance? Wat did you think about it? Does his experience inspire you?
I watched his performance a few days after the contest ended, and it was really impressive, both technically and artistically. The success he had afterwards is of course due to his talent but it also proves that Eurovision can be a very positive and constructive experience for an artist. I still can’t believe that I am following in his footsteps...
4. Did “The Voice Belgique” help you to prepare an international competition?
Yes, because I learned to sing and perform live on stage on television, while taking part in that show. All of a sudden I became a person in the public eye, and my coaches, Cats on Trees, have really helped me grow as an artist.
5. How do you feel now that you are representing Belgium?
It’s really crazy, I’ll be to representing an entire nation. I am sure it will be fun to meet the other participants as well. It’s like an international summit, but an artistic rather than a political one.
6. 204 millions of viewers will watch The Eurovision Song Contest. Does that number scares you?
The fact that so many people from different cultures and walks of life are going to watch me perform from their living room is quite strange ... but also exciting.
7. Why did you chose Blanche as your stage name?
Blanche is my third given name. My career is taking off and the idea of starting from a blank page (une page blanche in French) that still has to be written, really suits me. I sing in English but I wanted to keep a Fench touch to it all, because I like our beautiful language. I have never sung in French but with my new stage name, I will always have something French about me. Furthermore, I like the sound and look of the name Blanche. I really like my first name, but I wanted something new and unique. There quite a few great singers who go by the name Ellie already. I didn’t want to change my personality, I just wanted a name that’s in line with my projects and my artistic approach. I’m not alone in supporting this new venture, and my new stage name is a way of showing that. For the public, I’m Blanche but for the team that I am working with, Blanche has a collective feel to it.
8. You’re now finishing the song with Pierre Dumoulin, front man of the band Roscoe. How was it to meet him and how is the collaboration going?
Pierre is the one who heard me sing during my participation in The Voice Belgique. He approached me via the band Cats on Trees, who were my coaches, and through his record company [PIAS]. He told me my voice inspired him and he really wanted to write music for me. We spent a bit of time in the studio together, and he impressed me with his musical talent. Everything went well and we decided to carry on together, because we really clicked.
We wish the best of look to Blanche and hope eurovision will help her to get more colours on her white musical work career site.
Eurovision on top will follow Blanche and let you know what the participation will bring to her.
Pedro de Almeida