Author: Sándor Mádi
Belgium is one of the 7 countries from the very first year of Eurovision Song Contest. They won the contest only once, when the young Sandra Kim brought the Eurovision to Belgium in 1987. Since the introduction of the 2 semifinal system the country reached the final only on 2 occasions, in 2010 and in 2013. This year Loic Nottet represents the country with the song Rhythm inside. Please take a seat, relax and read the interview I made with Loic.
What was your first step in your music career?
The Voice Belgique.
This year you were selected to represent Belgium at Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. What does it mean for you?
I think it’s a great concept to make a huge show like that where a lot of European countries can make a show together and have fun together so I think it’s a great idea, a great concept.
If you could pick up only one word which word describes your life best and why?
Black. Because I’m someone who sees everything wrong first 🙂 I’m pessimistic.
Who are your favourite singers?
My influences in music are: Sia, Florence and the Machine, Lorde, London Grammar, Hurts and I also really love Queen.
This year there are 40 entries in the contest. Do you have your favourites?
I didn’t listen to the others. I made that decision because I don’t want to stress and have pressure. I know “Rhythm Inside” is different, it is not a typical Eurovision song. I don’t want to listen to the other songs because I don’t want to compare my work with the other artists and suddenly have a huge stress.
What would you like to achieve in the contest?
My goal is to have more experience and to meet a big audience. I would like to meet some new artists and new persons with whom I could collaborate.
What inspires you?
A lot of dark things like movies, or songs, or clip video or book. A lot of things.
Would you like to leave a message for the readers of this interview at ESCHungary?
Thank you all! Thanks for supporting me! Hope you like the song and don’t forget to watch me in Vienna: it’s going to be very cool !
Thanks to Loic Nottet for this interview and special thanks to Laurence Gondon.
The whole team of ESCHungary wish all the best in Vienna!