Who is Belgium's Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry? Sennek to perform A Matter Of Time
By Kathy Giddins2nd April 2018, 4:49 pmUpdated: 2nd April 2018, 4:49 pm
SENNEK is hoping to lead her country to victory when she performs at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
Here's everything you need to know about Belgium's Eurovision 2018 entry...
Who is Sennek?
Sennek, 27, is from Leuven, Belgium.
Her real name is Laura Goreseneken.
She currently works as a visual merchandiser at IKEA as well as a vocal coach.
Since 2014 she has performed as the keyboardist for musician Ozark Henry.
She has also written music for the Belgian band Hooverphonic with Alex Callier.
In January 2018 she also also involved in 007 in concert which celebrated the 50th anniversary of James Bond.
How was Sennek chosen to represent Belgium?
Sennek was chosen to represent Belgium via an internal selection process hosted by Flemmish broadcaster VRT.
She was the first singer to be confirmed for Eurovision 2018 when the decision was unveiled in September.
Sennek was first introduced on the chat show Van Gils & Gasten.
On the show she performed an English version of Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both), Portugal's winning song at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
What song is Sennek performing at Eurovision 2018?
Sennek will perform A Matter Of Time, a song which she wrote herself.
It debuted on Belgian radio station MNM in March 2018.
The pop ballad has been compared to a James Bond theme song such as Tomorrow Never Dies.
This bodes well for Belgium since Conchita Wurst won in 2014 with her Bond-style ballad Rise Like A Phoenix.
When did Belgium join Eurovision and hav e they ever won?
Belgium joined Eurovision in 1956 and has participated 59 times to date.
They have only won the contest once - in 1986 when Sandra Kim sang J'aime La Vie in Norway.
In the last five years Belgium's Eurovision luck has changed since they've qualified for the Grand Final four out of five times.
In 2017 Blanche represented the country with the song City Lights, finishing fourth in Kiev.
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When is Eurovision 2018 and where is it taking place?
The 63rd Eurovision Song Contest will start on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, and end with the Grand Final on Saturday, May 12.
It will take place for the first time in Portugal, at the Altice Arena in Lisbon.
Portugal achieved its first Eurovision victory at the 2017 contest in Kiev with their song Amar Pelos Dois, which was performed by Salvador Sobral.Official music video for the song A Matter Of Time by Sennek, who will be representing Belgium at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in LisbonSource: Google News Belgium | Netizen 24 Belgium