BELGIUM – The news posted late this summer about the Belgian Eurovision entry is now confirmed. Jérémie Makiese had been announced by RTBF as the Belgian representative in Eurovision 2022. Of course, the song will be revealed at a later time.
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HE MADE IT CLEAR
This year’s winner of The Voice Belgique, Jérémie Makiese, has stated his desire to represent Belgium in Eurovision. In an interview with La Meuse, he stated his desire to compete in Eurovision, saying:
“Besides my single, my other project is Eurovision. It would be a total honor to represent my country. It’s like football, I would like to participate in the world cup [of music].”
ABOUT THE SINGER
Jérémie was born in Antwerp, Belgium, to Congolese parents. He and his family (which included his three brothers and sister) relocated to Berchem-Sainte-Agathe when he was six years old, then to Dilbeek a few years later, and ultimately to Uccle. The town is a multilingual municipality in Brussels, Belgium’s capital. Jérémie began speaking both Dutch and French at a young age.
Jérémie has music running through his veins. His mother sings and plays the tam-tam (a gong), while his father used to sing in a choir. Jérémie used to sing in church as a kid, but it was when he took singing classes at his local school that his passion for music blossomed.
Jérémie’s father immediately saw his son’s potential and entered him in a school singing contest. Jérémie won the competition, which prompted him to audition for The Voice Belgique.
For his Blind Audition, Jérémie selected an angelic rendition of Labyrinth’s Jealous. All four judges (including former Belgian Eurovision contestant Loc Nottet) rotated their chairs. Jérémie went on to win the tournament and is still mentored by BJ Scott, his buddy and coach.
Jérémie chose to put his geology studies on hold after winning the program and concentrate entirely on his passions for music and sports. Jérémie is a great goalkeeper who has just signed a deal with Excelsior Virton!
When it comes to Eurovision, Belgium annually switches between broadcasters. Since 2013, RTBF, the organization in charge of Belgium’s entry for Eurovision 2022, has chosen previous competitors from The Voice Belgique as their representative, putting Jérémie in a strong position to be chosen internally.
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