BELGIUM – “The Hanging Tree” is a song performed by composer James Newton Howard featuring vocals from American actress Jennifer Lawrence for the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, in the third installment of The Hunger Games film series. The song did not appear on the original official soundtrack album for the film (although it does appear on the score album), but was added during the digital re-release of the official soundtrack for the film.
The lyrics were written by The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins and originally appeared in her novel Mockingjay. The music was composed by Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz of American indie folk band The Lumineers.
Following its release, “The Hanging Tree” debuted in the top 40 of the singles charts of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The song was released to American hot adult contemporary radio stations on December 15, 2014. A remixed version of the song by Rebel was released to contemporary hit radio stations on December 9, 2014.
Composer, James Newton Howard appeared on the show as he is planning a concert in Antwerp on November 11st which will be actually one for eh 16 concerts organised all over Europe in each of them a country’s best performer will sing his song.
Ellie Delvaux was born in Belgium, on 10 June 1999. She is Jewish and speaks French, Yiddish, English and Hebrew. As a child she liked to sing to herself. She later attended some musical theatre classes and took part in school performances. When she turned 16, she auditioned for The Voice. After Eurovision, she hoped to complete secondary school in Belgium. Her stage name, “Blanche”, is her third name.