The first artist for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest has just been revealed and it is Laura Groeseneken from Belgium! Laura was introduced at the VRT Talkshow 'Van Gils en gasten'. Read more via: https://eurovision.tv/story/laura-groeseneken-to-represent-belguim-at-eurovision-2018
Photo: VRT/Bas Bogaerts
Report: Jan Demulder
Laura Groeseneken was born in 1990 and comes from Leuven. The singer-songwriter has already worked on several high-profile musical projects including the 50th anniversary celebrations of the James Bond franchise, 007 In Concert.
Since 2014 Laura has been performing with with Ozark Henry and together they have appeared at some of Belgium's biggest festivals, including Rock Werchter which takes place in Belgium every July.
Belgium participated in the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 but has only won once, in 1986, and hosted the contest in Brussels the following year. In recent years Belgium has reversed its fortunes in the Eurovision Song Contest having qualified for the Grand Final on four out of five ocassions. Last year Blanche represented the country with the song City Lights, finishing fourth in Kyiv.
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