|Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 10, 2020 at 4:50 PM|
Where are they now?
In 1977, Plastic Bertrand started his solo career as the credited artist of the international hit single "Ça plane pour moi". Born in Brussels in 1954, Plastic Bertrand toured Europe, Japan, Australia and North America with Lou Deprijck, becoming one of the few French-speaking artists to appear in the Billboard chart by peaking the place 47. In fact, the song was an impressive hit by reaching the number 1 in France and Switzerland and 2 in The Netherlands and in Australia. The international megahit also peaked number 8 in the UK Official Charts. The song Sha la la la lee peaked 39 in the UK some months later. "Ça plane pour moi" is featured in the 1985 picture National Lampoon's European Vacation, in Danny Boyle's 2010 film 127 Hours, in 2011 as the opening title theme for Jackass 3.5 (2011), in the 2012 film Ruby Sparks, in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street, and in the trailer for the 2018 film Super Troopers 2. The song is also used as the soundtrack for a commercial spot for Time Warner Cable in the US (April 2011). It is also in 2018 video game, Just Dance 2019, despite being a cover.
Before going to Eurovision, he recorded Abbacadabra, a musical tale for children, with ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad. In 1987 he represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Amour Amour". This failed to impress the juries, however, scoring only 4 points and placing 21st out of 22 entries. Very unfair!
Some albums and singles later - the last is from 2008 - he is back!
His new album will be available next 23rd of octobre and it will be titled L'expérience Humaine, just like the first single! The english version is I'll be back again!
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM||comments (7)|
Belgium is the 4th country with more appearances in Eurovision with a total of 59 and 51 finals. In the latest years improving a big investment and success, it's represented this year by Sennek. Who is she?
1. Senneks real name is Laura Groeseneken.
2. She works as a visual merchandiser for IKEA, while also working as a vocal coach in her hometown.
3. She has written music for the Belgian band Hooverphonic.
4. Last year she was involved in "007 in concert" which celebrated the 50th anniversary of James Bond - maybe it explains the inspiration for the song.
5. Sennek was first introduced on the chat show Van Gils & Gasten. On the show she performed an English version of Amar Pelos Dois.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on March 5, 2018 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
Sennek was one of the first artists to be announced for this years contest and the song was finally released!
The singer, will perform the song "It's a matter of time" representing Belgium!
"Sennek, the stage name of Laura Groeseneken, was born in 1990 and comes from Leuven. The singer-songwriter has already worked on several high-profile musical projects including the 50th anniversary celebrations of the James Bond franchise, 007 In Concert. Since 2014 Sennek has been performing with with Ozark Henry and together they have appeared at some of Belgium's biggest festivals, including Rock Werchter, which takes place in Belgium every July.
A Matter Of Time was written by Sennek with Alex Callier of Hooverphonic and producer Maxime Tribeche. A Matter Of Time is an evocative song with a melancholy tone and a strong story." (eurovision.tv)
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on September 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM||comments (22)|
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."
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on September 16, 2017 at 5:25 AM||comments (15)|
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.