Sunday, March 9, 2014

Belgium - Mother - Axel Hirsoux

14 - 28 pts in semi 1
Axel Hirsoux has won the final of the Belgian Eurosong selection 2014 with the song Mother written by Rafael Artesero with lyrics by Ashley Hicklin.

The 56th Belgian entry for Eurovision was selected through the revitalized Eurosong series with a final on March 16.

It's the 4th Eurovision entry for Rafael Artesero. He wrote the Andorran entries of 2005 and 2006 and the Spanish entry of 2011.
For a list of his entries and preselection songs (20+!), check the Spanish post at the Düsseldorf Collection.

Digital release image
- on official Eurosong and Copenhagen albums.
Mother - Karaoke (is actually instrumental)
- on official karaoke album, digital release.
No cdsingle or promo disc was issued.

Mother enters the Ultratop at # 8. Nine Eurosong tracks made it to the top 50 (Flemish Belgian Charts).
A week later Hirsoux also enters the charts in Wallonia.
Belgian Ultratop (Flemish) top 50: 8, 7, 33, 41, 49, -, re: 38, -
Belgian Ultratop (Walloon) top 40: 32, -, re: 50, -

All (new) songs from the Belgian Eurosong marathon are released on a CD Eurosong 2014 (CNR Entertainment, out March 10). It also includes four potential entries by the artists that were axed in an early stage of the competition.
The digital release also features karaoke versions of all songs, not sure if they will be released on CD.
See tracklist below.

Newcomer Hirsoux released one other song in his career so far: a coverversion of Euphoria, Loreens 2012 Eurovision winner.
It has appeared on various digital compilations. The earliest is various artists collection Euphoria (Bif Artista records) released in July 2012.
Also available as seperate track.

More Belgium
Belgium qualified to the Eurovision final twice in the past five years. Tom Dices Me And My Guitar ended 6th in 2010 and last years Love Kills by Roberto Bellarosa ended 12th.
Copycat a.k.a. Patrick Ouchene (2009), Witloof Bay (2011) and Iris (2012) didn't make it to the final night.

Full tracklist Eurosong 2014
1. Bandits – One
2. Petra – Killer Touch
3. Day One – Who Ever You Are
4. Sil – What’s The Time In Tokyo
5. Yass – Need You Tonight
6. White Bird – Fire & Ice
7. Tisha Cyrus – Kitty Cat
8. Udo – Hero (In Flanders Fields)
9. Axeela – Chasing Rainbows
10. Axel Hirsoux – Mother
11. Nelson – Wild Side
12. Eva Jacobs – Nothing Is Impossible
13. Joyce – I Think I
14. Mr. Jones – Still Believe
15. 2 Fabiola feat. Loredana – She’s After My Piano
16. Jessy – Beautiful

Links and sources
Axel Hirsoux FB
VRT Eurosong pages
Thanks to Jean-François

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