Belgian broadcaster, VRT, has published the names of five acts hoping to represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
The following acts (pictured, from left to right) will battle it out to win the right to represent Belgium in Stockholm in May 2016:
- Laura Tesoro
Born in 1996, Laura has been performing from an early age and finished 2nd in The Voice in 2014
- Adil Aarab
Born in 1990, Adil finished in the top ten of Idool in 2007. Since then he has become a singer-songwriter in his own right.
- Astrid Destuyver
Astrid, born in 1992, is from a musical family and since 2012 has been one of the permanent singers in the AKS (Addicted Kru Sound) collective.
- Amaryllis Uitterlinden
Amaryllis, born in 1983, is an experienced performer with a background in musical theatre. In 2009 she released her debut album.
- Tom Frantzis
Born in 1991, Tom runs his father's store which specialises in acoustic guitars. He writes his own songs which he describes as often being autobiographical.
Belgian broadcaster VRT made a conscious decision to provide the five chosen artists with professional musical and artistic training to support the acts in their long-term career development following the Eurosong finals.
The selection process will consist of two live shows, on 3 and 10 January, which will lead up to the grand final on 17 January when juries from ten participating countries, together with the viewers, will decide who will represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm.