Belgium in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member station VRT
National selection events
National Final
  • Junior Eurosong
  • 2003
  • 2006–2012
  • Eurokids
  • 2004–2005
Appearances 10
First appearance 2003
Last appearance 2012
Best result 4th: 2009
Worst result 15th: 2007
External links
Belgium's page at

Belgium has competed in every Junior Eurovision Song Contest until 2013. The country's best result was in 2009, when Laura Omloop came 4th with "Zo verliefd". Belgium's worst result was in 2007, with Trust coming 15th with "Anders".

National selection

Two broadcasters were once responsible for the Belgium entry at Junior Eurovision - as for the Eurovision Song Contest, both Flemish broadcaster Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT) and Walloon broadcaster Radio télévision belge de la communauté française (RTBF) were responsible for organising the Belgian entry for Junior Eurovision.

The two broadcasters shared responsibility, with VRT organising one year, and RTBF organising the following year. In 2003 VRT organised the Belgian entry, sending X!NK to Copenhagen with "De vriendschapsband", while in 2004 RTBF organised the Belgian entry, sending the Free Spirits to the contest in Lillehammer with "Accroche-toi".

2005 marked a change to the format, with both broadcasters organising one national final due to the 2005 Contest being held in the Belgian city of Hasselt. Each broadcaster chose six songs to compete in one national final, with the final winner representing Belgium at the contest.[1] The winner was Lindsay Daenen with "Mes rêves".

2006 returned to the previous format, with VRT organising the entry. Following this RTBF decided to withdraw from Junior Eurovision due to a lack of interest for the contest in Wallonia and in RTBF.[2] This gave VRT total control of Belgium's Junior Eurovision entry.

Although VRT is a Dutch broadcaster, it has been known for them to include some French songs in their national finals, for example, in 2008. However, since 2006 all Belgian entries have been in Dutch.

In 2010, Belgium sent a duo for the first time since their debut.

Belgium was also the first country who confirmed to participate in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 and 2012.[3]

On 26 March 2013, Flemish broadcaster, VRT, announced that Belgium will withdraw from the contest in 2013, according to sources. On the other hand, their neighbor, the Netherlands, suggested that Belgium could take a one-year break from the contest in order to "NOT disappoint the kids of Belgium."[4]

On 20 December 2013, Belgium's Flemish TV Channel Ketnet announced that they are no longer interested in Junior Eurovision and decided not to make a comeback in Malta.


Table key
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Language Title Place Points
2003 X!NK Dutch "De vriendschapsband" 6 83
2004 Free Spirits French "Accroche-toi" 10 37
2005 Lindsay French "Mes rêves" 10 63
2006 Thor! Dutch "Een tocht door het donker" 7 71
2007 Trust Dutch "Anders" 15 19
2008 Oliver Dutch "Shut Up" 11 45
2009 Laura Omloop Dutch "Zo verliefd (Yodelo)" 4 113
2010 Jill & Lauren Dutch, English "Get Up!" 7 61
2011 Femke Dutch, French "Een kusje meer" 7 64
2012 Fabian Dutch "Abracadabra" 5 72
Did not participate between 2013 and 2015

Voting history

As of 2012, Belgium's voting history is as follows:


Year Location Venue Presenters
2005 Hasselt Ethias Arena Maureen Louys & Marcel Vanthilt

Commentators and spokespersons

Year(s) Flemish commentator(s) Waloon commentator(s) Spokesperson
2003 Ilse Van Hoecke and Bart Peeters Corinne Boulangier Judith Bussé
2004 Ilse Van Hoecke and Marcel Vanthilt Jean-Louis Lahaye Alexander Schönfelder
2005 Ilse Van Hoecke and André Vermeulen Max Colombie
2006 Ilse Van Hoecke and Jelle Cleymans No broadcast Sander Cliquet
2007 Kristien Maes and Ben Roelants Bab Buelens
2008 Chloé Ditlefsen
2009 Oliver Symons
2010 Kristien Maes and Tom De Cock Laura Omloop
2011 Jill & Lauren
2012 Astrid Demeure and Tom De Cock Femke Verschueren
2013-2015 No broadcast Belgium did not participate

See also


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