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Ticket to Tel Aviv: Meet Eliot from Belgium

16 April 2019 at 09:00 CEST
Press photo Eliot Wouter Struyf
With the song ‘Wake Up', Eliot will represent Belgium this year. Eliot is set to perform 10th in the first Semi-Final on Tuesday 14 May in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is 'Ticket to Tel Aviv', our feature counting down to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

The 18-year-old singer from Mons rose to national fame during 'The Voice Belgique' last year and has been chosen by Belgian national broadcaster RTBF to represent the country at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in May.

Who is Eliot?

Eliot Vassamillet was discovered in season 7 of The Voice Belgique. After his first live show, he was contacted by Pierre Dumoulin who was enchanted by Eliot’s voice and presence. 

Eliot explains: "Pierre invited me to his home in Liège. I told him about my background and my hopes. Having been given my first guitar aged 7 and with 2 years of music theory, my passion is for English pop and melancholic songs."

READ MORE: Eliot's participant profile

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Eliot's song

Wake Up was written by Pierre Dumoulin. Pierre was the creative force behind City Lights, a melancholic pop ballad sung by Blanche that took fourth place for Belgium at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

LISTEN: Stream or download Wake Up via your favourite music service

Belgium at Eurovision 2018

Last year, Belgium finished 12th in the first Semi-Final. Sennek received 91 points for her song A Matter Of Time.

READ MORE: Belgium's country page

What do you think of Eliot's song for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know in the comments!