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Countdown to Tbilisi: Belgian entries over the years

17 September 2017 at 10:00 CEST
Belgium participated in every Junior Eurovision Song Contest between 2003 and 2012. They were one of the sixteen countries to participate in the inaugural edition of the contest, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The highest score Belgium has received was in 2009, when Laura Omloop represented her country with Zo verliefd (Yodelo). She came fourth receiving 113 points. In the ten times that Belgium participated in Junior Eurovision, they finished in the top ten on eight occasions. 

In the beginning, two broadcasters were responsible for the Belgiam entry at Junior Eurovision: Flemish broadcasters Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT) and Walloon broadcaster Radio Télévision Belge de la communauté Francaise (RTBF). They shared responsibility over the years with VRT organising the selection one year, RBTF the next. That format changed in 2005, when the broadcasters arranged a single national final together. In 2006, RTBF decided to withdraw from the contest, due to a lack of interest in Wallonia. VRT was solely responsible from that point on.

In 2013, VRT announced that Belgium will withdraw from Junior Eurovision that year, and they haven’t participated since. Perhaps one day we'll see the Belgian flag flying again at Junior Eurovision in the meantime you can still listen to the songs they participated with in the past in the video below.