The oikotimes.com team is in an exclusive position to reveal that South African Popstar Willem Botha will join the Belarussian team of Alyona Lanskaya and her song Solayoh!
The 26th year old south african singer who is celebrating his birthday today, is one of the most popular stars in South Africa! Being runner-up in the first edition of the south african pop idol series, Willem has built up steadily to his career along with his management and his record label Sony Music South Africa. having released two album, playing in several movies, musicals and currently recording for a tv-series, the singer has built up a very credible reputation!
Willem has also dutch, german and irish roots (his grandmother being from Cork, Ireland) and thus a very strong european connection! The singer has already recorded several songs from esc stars such as Fabrizio Faniello (Malta 2001 and 2006) and belgian group K3 (national selection 1999).
Recently the singer visited the benelux and recorded a song from belgian eurovision star Lisa del Bo (esc 1996) which will be released during summer. His european promoter came up with the idea of suggesting Willem to be a part of Belarussian entry and the rest is history!
So be aware, South Africa is very eurovision this year and this aint be the last part of the story!
Watch Willem’s performance during his january promo-visit in Belgium and meeting the 1996 belgian entry at Eurovision, Lisa del Bo!