Just think… in three weeks from now, some of us will be waking to the news of the who won Eurovision 2013, while some of us will be shying away from all media in order to soak in the atmosphere of SBS’ Grand Final broadcast later on the Sunday evening. Here at auspOp, meantime, we’re continuing that countdown to Eurovision 2013.
Yes, the pop-loving eyes of Europe will be firmly affixed on the Swedish city of Malmö, as 39 countries from across the region compete for the most coveted prize in music – the Eurovision Song Contest winner’s trophy.
As always, the competition is split into three finals; the two semi finals (to be held on May 14 and 16) and the grand final (on May 18), in which the victorious countries from the two semi-finals will line up alongside the host nation Sweden and the “big five” of the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
23 down, only 16 to go. Here’s part 24 of our Eurovision 2013 series – and our eyes are firmly fixed on the Belgian entry.
ROBERTO BELLAROSA : Love Kills
It’s become a bit of a tradition over the past few years… Countries throughout Europe sending the winner of a talent competition to face the rest of the competition at the Eurovision Song Contest. Belgium is no different this year, picking ‘The Voice Belgique’ winner Roberto to represent them at the highest level with his single ‘Love Kills’. Robert won the inaugural season of Belgium’s ‘The Voice’ only last year, but with a chart run that’s seemingly in freefall, a good showing at Eurovision might be just the defibrillator his career needs. We’re actually really liking the song – a fresh dance/pop number with a catchy chorus, but we can’t help but think it’d be so much more exciting in someone else’s hands. For us, Roberto just lacks that certain je ne sais quoi.