We recently reported that broadcaster VRT had chosen Iris to represent Belgium at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku in May. At the time of publishing that article plans for a song selection were not yet clear.
Now VRT through their channel Één has now launched its search for entries via its website and is calling for all songs and lyrics to be submitted to them by the 16th of January 2012 to:
Eén - Eurosong
Each entry must be written and produced in line with the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest and must not have been released before the 1st of September 2011.
Originating from Herentals, Iris is, at the tender age of just 16, the youngest artist ever chosen by VRT to represent Belgium.
The successful entry will be performed by Iris in one of two Semi-Finals at the 2012 edition of Europe's favourite TV show in Baku, Azerbaijan on either the 22nd or 24th of May. The final takes place on the 26th of May.