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Belgium is one of the founding countries of the Eurovision Song Contest, participating in the very first competition in 1956. Two public broadcasters in Belgium alternate their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest; RTBF, the French-language broadcaster and VRT, the Flemish broadcaster.

Belgium has only missed three contests to date; 1994, 1997 and 2001. Belgium's Sandra Kim won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 when she was only 13 years old. As a result, the Belgians hosted the contest in Brussels the following year. The country finished second in 2003 with a song performed in an imaginary language. In 2008 they entered another song in an imaginary language but failed to qualify for the Grand Final.

Both RTBF and VRT have used national finals as well as internal selections for the Eurovision Song Contest. In recent years, Belgium has reversed its fortunes in the Eurovision Song Contest having qualified for the Grand Final on more occasions than not.

Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Turin 2022
Miss You
Semi-Final
8th - 151 points
Grand Final
19th - 64 points
Rotterdam 2021
The Wrong Place
Semi-Final
9th - 117 points
Grand Final
19th - 74 points
Rotterdam 2020
Release Me
Tel Aviv 2019
Wake Up
Semi-Final
13th - 70 points
Lisbon 2018
A Matter Of Time
Semi-Final
12th - 91 points
Kyiv 2017
City Lights
Semi-Final
4th - 165 points
Grand Final
4th - 363 points
Stockholm 2016
What's The Pressure
Semi-Final
3rd - 274 points
Grand Final
10th - 181 points
Vienna 2015
Rhythm Inside
Semi-Final
2nd - 149 points
Grand Final
4th - 217 points
Copenhagen 2014
Mother
Semi-Final
14th - 28 points
Malmö 2013
Love Kills
Semi-Final
5th - 75 points
Grand Final
12th - 71 points
Baku 2012
Would You?
Semi-Final
17th - 16 points
Düsseldorf 2011
With Love Baby
Semi-Final
11th - 53 points
Oslo 2010
Me And My Guitar
Semi-Final
1st - 167 points
Grand Final
6th - 143 points
Moscow 2009
Copycat
Semi-Final
17th - 1 point
Belgrade 2008
O Julissi
Semi-Final
17th - 16 points
Helsinki 2007
Love Power
Semi-Final
26th - 14 points
Athens 2006
Je T'adore
Semi-Final
12th - 69 points
Kyiv 2005
Le Grand Soir
Semi-Final
22nd - 29 points
Istanbul 2004
1 Life
Grand Final
22nd - 7 points
Riga 2003
Sanomi
Grand Final
2nd - 165 points
Tallinn 2002
Sister
Grand Final
13th - 33 points
Stockholm 2000
Envie De Vivre
Grand Final
24th - 2 points
Jerusalem 1999
Like The Wind
Grand Final
12th - 38 points
Birmingham 1998
Dis Oui
Grand Final
6th - 122 points
Oslo 1996
Liefde Is Een Kaartspel
Grand Final
16th - 22 points
Dublin 1995
La Voix Est Libre
Grand Final
20th - 8 points
Millstreet 1993
Iemand Als Jij
Grand Final
25th - 3 points
Malmö 1992
Nous On Veut Des Violons
Grand Final
20th - 11 points
Rome 1991
Geef Het Op
Grand Final
16th - 23 points
Zagreb 1990
Macédomienne
Grand Final
12th - 46 points
Lausanne 1989
Door De Wind
Grand Final
19th - 13 points
Dublin 1988
Laissez Briller Le Soleil
Grand Final
18th - 5 points
Brussels 1987
Soldiers Of Love
Grand Final
11th - 56 points
Bergen 1986
J'aime La Vie
Grand Final
1st - 176 points
Gothenburg 1985
Laat Me Nu Gaan
Grand Final
19th - 7 points
Luxembourg 1984
Avanti La Vie
Grand Final
5th - 70 points
Munich 1983
Rendez-vous
Grand Final
18th - 13 points
Harrogate 1982
Si Tu Aimes Ma Musique
Grand Final
4th - 96 points
Dublin 1981
Samson
Grand Final
13th - 40 points
The Hague 1980
Euro-vision
Grand Final
17th - 14 points
Jerusalem 1979
Hey Nana
Grand Final
18th - 5 points
Paris 1978
L'amour ça Fait Chanter La Vie
Grand Final
2nd - 125 points
London 1977
A Million In One, Two, Three
Grand Final
7th - 69 points
The Hague 1976
Judy Et Cie.
Grand Final
8th - 68 points
Stockholm 1975
Gelukkig Zijn
Grand Final
15th - 17 points
Brighton 1974
Fleur De Liberté
Grand Final
9th - 10 points
Luxembourg 1973
Baby, Baby
Grand Final
17th - 58 points
Edinburgh 1972
À La Folie Ou Pas Du Tout
Grand Final
17th - 55 points
Dublin 1971
Goeie Morgen, Morgen
Grand Final
14th - 68 points
Amsterdam 1970
Viens L'oublier
Grand Final
8th - 5 points
Madrid 1969
Jennifer Jennings
Grand Final
7th - 10 points
London 1968
Quand Tu Reviendras
Grand Final
7th - 8 points
Vienna 1967
Ik Heb Zorgen
Grand Final
7th - 8 points
Luxembourg 1966
Un Peu De Poivre, Un Peu De Sel
Grand Final
4th - 14 points
Naples 1965
Als Het Weer Lente Is
Grand Final
15th - 0 points
Copenhagen 1964
Près De Ma Rivière
Grand Final
10th - 2 points
London 1963
Waarom
Grand Final
10th - 4 points
Luxembourg 1962
Ton Nom
Grand Final
13th - 0 points
Cannes 1961
September, Gouden Roos
Grand Final
15th - 1 point
London 1960
Mon Amour Pour Toi
Grand Final
6th - 9 points
Cannes 1959
Hou Toch Van Mij
Grand Final
6th - 9 points
Hilversum 1958
Ma Petite Chatte
Grand Final
5th - 8 points
Frankfurt 1957
Straatdeuntje
Grand Final
8th - 5 points
Lugano 1956
Le Plus Beau Jour De Ma Vie
Grand Final
2nd - 0 points
Lugano 1956
Messieurs Les Noyés De La Seine
Grand Final
2nd - 0 points