Witloof Bay has risen to success in Belgium as an a cappella group. This led them to attempt the Eurovision Song Contest. And they won the national final, earning the opportunity to represent their country in Düsseldorf at the Second Semi-Final on the 12th of May.
"It was quite a surprise. We were really happy to get the maximum points from both the audience and the jury," the group tells Eurovision.tv.
They are performing the song With Love Baby, the title being a pun on the name of the group.
"From what we heard after the final, a lot of people liked the song – and a lot of people really hated it. That could be good. People wanted something different, and hopefully they get it with Witloof Bay," they say.
Witloof Bay is a group of five singers and one beatboxer. They come from the three regions of Belgium: Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels. With a repertory consisting initially of cover versions, they built up a fanbase thanks to their vocals and harmonies and RoxorLoops’ beatboxing. The group is currently working on their second album of original songs.
Meet Witloof Bay
Meet the group and find out about a cappella music – and the vegetable behind their name.
Video: Jan Demulder (EBU)