We’ve known the singer for months, but now we know the song! ‘Rhythm Inside’ is the title of this year’s Belgian entry in Eurovision, performed by 2014 The Voice Belgique runner-up Loïc Nottet.
Back in last May, Belgium’s song flopped in Copenhagen – clearly not many people responded to Axel Hirsoux’s operatic ode to his mother, and it limped out after the first semi-final. RTBF (the French broadcaster in the country) were responsible for the act this time around to head to Vienna, and Loïc was the lucky candidate. Can he secure Belgium’s second victory in Eurovision though? That is the question.
The introduction appears to be cross of Lorde’s ‘Royals’ and Latvia’s entry ‘Love Injected.’ The verses are slow and trip-hop like, with handclaps smattered throughout and dreamlike vocals. The chorus meanwhile is more powerful and memorable. Unlike a lot of the songs chosen this year, it doesn’t get boring, and appears to get better as it goes on despite staying at pretty much the same pace. There’s no doubt this will grow on many fans, and could see Belgium head to the final for the first time since 2013.
Loïc is only 18 (he will turn 19 before May), so perhaps nerves may play a part on stage in Vienna, but hey… if he was on national TV week after week, he shouldn’t have too much of an issue. It’s different, and I personally think it works well. But what do you think of this tune? A good attempt, or pure rubbish?
Lewis from the UK: Oooh that’s going to be stuck in my head all night – Awesome entry from Belgium!
Luis from Belgium: Not my style but nice Belgian entry, very different from other Eurovision entries. Fingers crossed!
Maikel from The Netherlands: Im not gonna rrraappaappp that much over this…… Belgium to my bottom 5!
Tatyana from Estonia: Belgium’s entry is the only wow-song so far.
Seems like a mostly positive reaction from fans so far… but feel free to agree or disagree! Leave your thoughts in the comments down below!