Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018
Roberto Bellarosa

Roberto Bellarosa

Love Kills

Roberto Bellarosa

Love Kills

Roberto Bellarosa is originally from Wanze, Walloon part of Belgium and his childhood was ruled by the number of football goals scored by the men in his family. At age 9, realising that Roberto would never become a sporting hero, his parents enrolled him at the Music Academy of Huy to study the rudiments of music theory.

Performance video

Preview video

During singing lessons, his teacher was impressed with his voice and encouraged him to pursue his training at a higher level. Roberto followed this advice and took on singing lessons. After acquiring more technique, he enrolled himself in a few singing talent contests, and decided to participate at The Voice Belgique. Backstage, he used to claim that his singing is mainly aimed to convey emotions to the audience. His young age, his soft and fragile tone of voice, seduced an increasing audience who largely voted for him during the rounds.

As the first winner of the Belgian edition of The Voice, Roberto benefited from a large exposure in the media. He then pursued his musical adventure and artistic career by touring with the "Tour des Restos du Coeur Belge" (including Patrick Fiori, Amel Bent, etc.) and by participating to The Voice tour. This was followed by the release of his first single Je Crois and his first album in September 2012, Ma Voie was written by Quentin Mosimann, an international artist and his former coach in The Voice.

Initially announced as an album of classic French popular music, Ma Voie evolves along its tracks. It unfolds a subtle balance between pop and modern, reflecting this young 18 year old thoughts and questions about the mystery of mankind, love, and the world surrounding him.

And dreams can really come true as it happened for Roberto when he was selected to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest. After submitting three songs during a radio contest, Love Kills was selected as the Belgian entry for that annual international prestigious event. Roberto's musical inspiration came from new influences he met during his recent encounters and experiences, like for example his participation in the TV programme "We Love Celine" dedicated to Celine Dion, one of the most beautiful voices in Eurovision's history and for whom he performed the song Ce n’était qu’un Rêve. We are now in presence of a young man who has gained in confidence and who knows what he wants and firmly believes in his dream of becoming a recognised artist through his work and for his talent.

The Eurovision Song Contest is offering him the opportunity to explore new horizons and opening him to a wide range of new experiences. It is in that context that he boarded on a plane for the very first time to travel to Helsinki for the final recording of Love Kills, and will be again traveling to Sweden to go to Malmo in May. Roberto also felt the greatest pleasure and pride when performing I Dreamed a Dream during the opening night of the movie Les Misérables in Brussels. He was able to convey to the press and the public present at this special occasion, his emotions and excitement of being able to realise his own dream and wishing everybody to pursue their own.

The entry

Title
Love Kills
Performed by
Roberto Bellarosa
Written by
Iain James, Jukka Immonen
Composed by
Iain James, Jukka Immonen
Broadcaster
RTBF

Lyrics of Love Kills

English (Original)

So the arrow shot right through her heart and rocked her to the core And she fell so deep like she had never fell so deep before But the pain was almost unbelievable When the end was near, she felt the fear alive
Waiting for the bitter pill Give me something i can feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and over Waiting for the bitter pill Something i can truly feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and again
‘Cos he didn’t fight for life when he was up against the wall And he felt so scared for both of them even though they had it all There’s a lesson that you always have to learn Through the consequence of fire comes the burn
Waiting for the bitter pill Give me something i can feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and over Waiting for the bitter pill Something i can truly feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and again
One last, one last, one last breath for life Won’t you give me, give me hope tonight
Waiting for the bitter pill Give me something i can feel Love kills over and over Love kills over and over Waiting for the bitter pill Something i can truly feel 'Cos love kills over and over And love kills over and again Love kills over and over And love kills over and again Love kills over and over And love kills over and again

French

Donc la flèche atteignit directement son cœur et la fit vaciller Et elle tomba si bas, plus bas qu’elle ne fut jamais tombée auparavant Mais la douleur était presque incroyable La fin étant proche, elle sentait la peur vivre
En attendant la pilule amère Donne-moi quelque chose que je peux ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore En attendant la pilule amère Quelque chose que je peux réellement ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore
Car il ne s’est pas battu pour la vie lorsqu’il était dos au mur Et il a eu tellement peur pour tous les deux bien qu’ils avaient tout Il y a une leçon que l’on devrait toujours avoir apprise La brulure est la conséquence du feu
En attendant la pilule amère Donne-moi quelque chose que je peux ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore En attendant la pilule amère Quelque chose que je peux réellement ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore
Encore un, encore un, encore un dernier souffle pour la vie Me donneras-tu, donneras-tu de l’espoir ce soir
En attendant la pilule amère Donne-moi quelque chose que je peux ressentir L’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore En attendant la pilule amère Quelque chose que je peux réellement ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore Et l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore Et l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore Et l’amour tue encore et encore

The entry

Title
Love Kills
Performed by
Roberto Bellarosa
Written by
Iain James, Jukka Immonen
Composed by
Iain James, Jukka Immonen
Broadcaster
RTBF

Roberto Bellarosa is originally from Wanze, Walloon part of Belgium and his childhood was ruled by the number of football goals scored by the men in his family. At age 9, realising that Roberto would never become a sporting hero, his parents enrolled him at the Music Academy of Huy to study the rudiments of music theory.

Performance video

Preview video

During singing lessons, his teacher was impressed with his voice and encouraged him to pursue his training at a higher level. Roberto followed this advice and took on singing lessons. After acquiring more technique, he enrolled himself in a few singing talent contests, and decided to participate at The Voice Belgique. Backstage, he used to claim that his singing is mainly aimed to convey emotions to the audience. His young age, his soft and fragile tone of voice, seduced an increasing audience who largely voted for him during the rounds.

As the first winner of the Belgian edition of The Voice, Roberto benefited from a large exposure in the media. He then pursued his musical adventure and artistic career by touring with the "Tour des Restos du Coeur Belge" (including Patrick Fiori, Amel Bent, etc.) and by participating to The Voice tour. This was followed by the release of his first single Je Crois and his first album in September 2012, Ma Voie was written by Quentin Mosimann, an international artist and his former coach in The Voice.

Initially announced as an album of classic French popular music, Ma Voie evolves along its tracks. It unfolds a subtle balance between pop and modern, reflecting this young 18 year old thoughts and questions about the mystery of mankind, love, and the world surrounding him.

And dreams can really come true as it happened for Roberto when he was selected to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest. After submitting three songs during a radio contest, Love Kills was selected as the Belgian entry for that annual international prestigious event. Roberto's musical inspiration came from new influences he met during his recent encounters and experiences, like for example his participation in the TV programme "We Love Celine" dedicated to Celine Dion, one of the most beautiful voices in Eurovision's history and for whom he performed the song Ce n’était qu’un Rêve. We are now in presence of a young man who has gained in confidence and who knows what he wants and firmly believes in his dream of becoming a recognised artist through his work and for his talent.

The Eurovision Song Contest is offering him the opportunity to explore new horizons and opening him to a wide range of new experiences. It is in that context that he boarded on a plane for the very first time to travel to Helsinki for the final recording of Love Kills, and will be again traveling to Sweden to go to Malmo in May. Roberto also felt the greatest pleasure and pride when performing I Dreamed a Dream during the opening night of the movie Les Misérables in Brussels. He was able to convey to the press and the public present at this special occasion, his emotions and excitement of being able to realise his own dream and wishing everybody to pursue their own.

Lyrics of Love Kills

English (Original)

So the arrow shot right through her heart and rocked her to the core And she fell so deep like she had never fell so deep before But the pain was almost unbelievable When the end was near, she felt the fear alive
Waiting for the bitter pill Give me something i can feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and over Waiting for the bitter pill Something i can truly feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and again
‘Cos he didn’t fight for life when he was up against the wall And he felt so scared for both of them even though they had it all There’s a lesson that you always have to learn Through the consequence of fire comes the burn
Waiting for the bitter pill Give me something i can feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and over Waiting for the bitter pill Something i can truly feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and again
One last, one last, one last breath for life Won’t you give me, give me hope tonight
Waiting for the bitter pill Give me something i can feel Love kills over and over Love kills over and over Waiting for the bitter pill Something i can truly feel 'Cos love kills over and over And love kills over and again Love kills over and over And love kills over and again Love kills over and over And love kills over and again

French

Donc la flèche atteignit directement son cœur et la fit vaciller Et elle tomba si bas, plus bas qu’elle ne fut jamais tombée auparavant Mais la douleur était presque incroyable La fin étant proche, elle sentait la peur vivre
En attendant la pilule amère Donne-moi quelque chose que je peux ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore En attendant la pilule amère Quelque chose que je peux réellement ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore
Car il ne s’est pas battu pour la vie lorsqu’il était dos au mur Et il a eu tellement peur pour tous les deux bien qu’ils avaient tout Il y a une leçon que l’on devrait toujours avoir apprise La brulure est la conséquence du feu
En attendant la pilule amère Donne-moi quelque chose que je peux ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore En attendant la pilule amère Quelque chose que je peux réellement ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore
Encore un, encore un, encore un dernier souffle pour la vie Me donneras-tu, donneras-tu de l’espoir ce soir
En attendant la pilule amère Donne-moi quelque chose que je peux ressentir L’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore En attendant la pilule amère Quelque chose que je peux réellement ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore Et l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore Et l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore Et l’amour tue encore et encore

The entry

Title
Love Kills
Performed by
Roberto Bellarosa
Written by
Iain James, Jukka Immonen
Composed by
Iain James, Jukka Immonen
Broadcaster
RTBF

Roberto Bellarosa is originally from Wanze, Walloon part of Belgium and his childhood was ruled by the number of football goals scored by the men in his family. At age 9, realising that Roberto would never become a sporting hero, his parents enrolled him at the Music Academy of Huy to study the rudiments of music theory.

Performance video

Preview video

During singing lessons, his teacher was impressed with his voice and encouraged him to pursue his training at a higher level. Roberto followed this advice and took on singing lessons. After acquiring more technique, he enrolled himself in a few singing talent contests, and decided to participate at The Voice Belgique. Backstage, he used to claim that his singing is mainly aimed to convey emotions to the audience. His young age, his soft and fragile tone of voice, seduced an increasing audience who largely voted for him during the rounds.

As the first winner of the Belgian edition of The Voice, Roberto benefited from a large exposure in the media. He then pursued his musical adventure and artistic career by touring with the "Tour des Restos du Coeur Belge" (including Patrick Fiori, Amel Bent, etc.) and by participating to The Voice tour. This was followed by the release of his first single Je Crois and his first album in September 2012, Ma Voie was written by Quentin Mosimann, an international artist and his former coach in The Voice.

Initially announced as an album of classic French popular music, Ma Voie evolves along its tracks. It unfolds a subtle balance between pop and modern, reflecting this young 18 year old thoughts and questions about the mystery of mankind, love, and the world surrounding him.

And dreams can really come true as it happened for Roberto when he was selected to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest. After submitting three songs during a radio contest, Love Kills was selected as the Belgian entry for that annual international prestigious event. Roberto's musical inspiration came from new influences he met during his recent encounters and experiences, like for example his participation in the TV programme "We Love Celine" dedicated to Celine Dion, one of the most beautiful voices in Eurovision's history and for whom he performed the song Ce n’était qu’un Rêve. We are now in presence of a young man who has gained in confidence and who knows what he wants and firmly believes in his dream of becoming a recognised artist through his work and for his talent.

The Eurovision Song Contest is offering him the opportunity to explore new horizons and opening him to a wide range of new experiences. It is in that context that he boarded on a plane for the very first time to travel to Helsinki for the final recording of Love Kills, and will be again traveling to Sweden to go to Malmo in May. Roberto also felt the greatest pleasure and pride when performing I Dreamed a Dream during the opening night of the movie Les Misérables in Brussels. He was able to convey to the press and the public present at this special occasion, his emotions and excitement of being able to realise his own dream and wishing everybody to pursue their own.

Lyrics of Love Kills

English (Original)

So the arrow shot right through her heart and rocked her to the core And she fell so deep like she had never fell so deep before But the pain was almost unbelievable When the end was near, she felt the fear alive
Waiting for the bitter pill Give me something i can feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and over Waiting for the bitter pill Something i can truly feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and again
‘Cos he didn’t fight for life when he was up against the wall And he felt so scared for both of them even though they had it all There’s a lesson that you always have to learn Through the consequence of fire comes the burn
Waiting for the bitter pill Give me something i can feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and over Waiting for the bitter pill Something i can truly feel ‘Cos love kills over and over Love kills over and again
One last, one last, one last breath for life Won’t you give me, give me hope tonight
Waiting for the bitter pill Give me something i can feel Love kills over and over Love kills over and over Waiting for the bitter pill Something i can truly feel 'Cos love kills over and over And love kills over and again Love kills over and over And love kills over and again Love kills over and over And love kills over and again

French

Donc la flèche atteignit directement son cœur et la fit vaciller Et elle tomba si bas, plus bas qu’elle ne fut jamais tombée auparavant Mais la douleur était presque incroyable La fin étant proche, elle sentait la peur vivre
En attendant la pilule amère Donne-moi quelque chose que je peux ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore En attendant la pilule amère Quelque chose que je peux réellement ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore
Car il ne s’est pas battu pour la vie lorsqu’il était dos au mur Et il a eu tellement peur pour tous les deux bien qu’ils avaient tout Il y a une leçon que l’on devrait toujours avoir apprise La brulure est la conséquence du feu
En attendant la pilule amère Donne-moi quelque chose que je peux ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore En attendant la pilule amère Quelque chose que je peux réellement ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore
Encore un, encore un, encore un dernier souffle pour la vie Me donneras-tu, donneras-tu de l’espoir ce soir
En attendant la pilule amère Donne-moi quelque chose que je peux ressentir L’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore En attendant la pilule amère Quelque chose que je peux réellement ressentir Car l’amour tue encore et encore Et l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore Et l’amour tue encore et encore L’amour tue encore et encore Et l’amour tue encore et encore