2000 and Whatever – Belgium

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.

Belgium

Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Tom Dice – Me and My Guitar | 6th place, 143 points (Final)

I think it’s easy to get caught up in the more recent contests, and so when I think of Belgium, I think of their newfound Eurovision ‘sound’ which began with Loic Nottet and developed into the likes of Blanche, Sennek and Hooverphonic. With that said, it’s easy to overlook the gem that is Tom Dice with Me and My Guitar. Wedged between a string of non-qualifications, Tom Dice was the breath of fresh air that Belgium needed at the time.

I remember this being one of my favourites from 2010, and although I haven’t listened to it much since, hearing it again evokes the same emotions. It’s a simple, authentic song and performance. Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go, and it works especially well when you have a good singer and great song. Easy to see why Dennis chose this entry!

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Blanche – City Lights | 4th place, 363 points (Final)

Sometimes simplicity pleases a Eurovision audience, and this song proves why. Blanche overcame her nerves in rehearsals and continued Belgium’s streak of top ten finishes. Although immensely popular amongst the Eurofandom, this is a song that I have never been particularly drawn towards. It does have a hypnotic nature, but just doesn’t grab me, unfortunately

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Belgium below:

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