During the second live show of Eurosong 2016, the national selection of Belgium for the Eurovision Song Contest, the five candidates will bring the song with which they want to participate in Stockholm in May. For Tom, Adil, Laura, Astrid and Amaryllis this will be the first time they present their own number to the public. But already now you can listen to short excerpts of the songs
For this second live show there will be a live stream on VRT's own website, starting tonight at 20:25 CET. The experts this week are Beverly Jo Scott and Tom Helsen.
Here is some information on the competing songs in Belgium's Eurosong 2016:
Amaryllis - Kick The Habit
An atmospheric and richly arranged pop song with a story and an addictive chorus. Kick The Habit was written by Amaryllis herself. For the production she worked with multi-instrumentalist Reinhard Vanbergen, founder of Das Pop who did production work for bands like The Happy and School is Cool.
Tom - I'm Not Lost
Tom pulls out all the stops in this contemporary power-pop number. He's written the song together with Yves Gaillard, who wrote in the past for Kate Ryan and Hadise. Currently Gaillard has a big hit with I Can't Say No by Leah Rue. Luuk Cox, the producer is the man behind dance project Shameboy and collaborated with Stromae. He also knows what it's like to make a Eurovision hit, as the producer of Rhythm Inside by Loïc Nottet.
Astrid - Everybody aches
Astrid's fragile voice comes fully into its own in this contemporary combination of a soul-ballad and electronics. One of the writers, Niko Westelinck, wrote hits for Bandits who participated in Eurosong 2014. For the production Astrid sought assistance in Farhot, a German DJ / producer who also makes electronic music. He has already worked with Selah Sue and remixed many hits.
Laura - What's The Pressure
Laura is at her best with an energetic funk-pop song. The lyrics of the song are written by Belgian pop-star Selah Sue. She wrote the song along with her ex-drummer Louis Favre. Peter Gordeno's the producer. Gordeno is a British songwriter, producer, and since 1998 the permanent keyboardist of Depeche Mode.
Adil - In Our Nature
Adil brings a beautiful pop song with a message. Adil worked with Bas Kennis, a member of the Dutch band BLØF, who also produced In Our Nature. Will Knox also participated, he is a British singer-songwriter who co-wrote the hit album Layers by Dothan. And finally there's Joes Brands a sound engineer, producer and musician who worked in the past with Admiral Freebee and Adil's band Adil & AKA.
One of these five will be the Belgian entry for Stockholm. Remember to catch them in full in the second live show of Eurosong 2016 tonight, starting at 20:25 CET in the link below: