Tonight: Belgium chooses a song for Iris

Tonight: Belgium chooses a song for Iris
Iris. Photo: Bart Musschoot (VRT)
Brussels, Belgium -

Tonight, Iris from Belgium will present two songs vying to be the Belgian entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The show will be broadcast right here on Eurovision.tv!

Tonight at 20.00 CET Iris will present two songs for the Eurovision Song Contest in Eurosong 2012: een song voor Iris, a short TV special with Peter Van de Veire as host. Van de Veire will introduce both Iris and her two possible songs to the Belgian audience. Viewers will get to know the 17-year-old Iris through interviews with her and her entourage.

Afterwards the viewers can vote for the song of their choice through televoting. They decide with which song Iris will represent Belgium on the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.

Remember you can watch the show LIVE right here on Eurovision.tv.

The Songs

Iris will sing the following two songs from which the Belgian people will vote for their favourite:

Safety Net

The first song, Safety Net, is about a young girl that longs for security, in the ever faster moving and insecure world she lives in. She wants to get a grip and feel secure. Eventually, she finds it with someone she knows. From now on, she can trust on her “safety net”.

Would You?

In the other song, Would you?, Iris doubts the sincerity of her lover. She feels that her relationship has reached a certain, crucial point and is wondering what her boyfriend would do if she left him. Would he miss her, like any other boy would? Or not?

The Results

Later that night Iris appears in the TV show Vrienden Van de Veire on Eén. At the end of the show (about 22:50 CET) Peter will announce the results of the televoting and Iris will have a song for her performance in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest on 22 May. At the end of he show she will sing the winning song live on Vrienden Van de Veire on Eén.

Who is Iris?

Iris is the stage name of seventeen-year-old Laura Van den Bruel. Despite her young age Iris already has a very impressive voice.

As a child Iris sang all day long. She looked up to Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson and dreamed of becoming a singer herself. At first she covered her idols’ songs, but after a while she started to write her own lyrics.

At fifteen Iris was discovered by record company SonicAngel during a local talent contest. She was the best of three hundred participants. With SonicAngel she recorded her first single and video clip, Wonderful, and came another step closer to realising her dream.

In August Iris’s single Wonderful hit the Belgian charts. Iris performed on several Belgian radio stations and was discovered by an increasing number of music lovers. In May Iris will represent Belgium on the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.


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  • Posted on 18 March 2012 at 07:50
    best song of the 2, quite good, good luck Iris in reaching the finals which is always difficult for small countries like Belgium and Netherlands report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 22:08
    Would you please.
    Good luck Belgium, you will need it ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 20:20
    I hope "Would you" will win!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 20:17
    I prefere song 1 much moree :"D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 16:19
    Good luck :)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 14:40
    hello to all!! I made a personal contest like Eurovision. You can vote. Please vote in the semi-finals for your favorite 10 countries.
    eurovision02.webs.com. THANK YOU! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 14:39
    hello to all!! i made a personal contest, like eurovision. the voters are the people. Please vote in semi-finals. Details: eurovision02.webs.com. Thank you report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 14:01
    good luck our dear neighbors!! iris is a sweet looking girl, now just a good song is absent!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 13:15
    i'm really hope that we belgium people send the best song for the eurovision song contest report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 12:08
    Looking forward to this. Go Iris, go Belgium, let's do it! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 12:01
    Very excited for tonight. Let's do this Belgium! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 12:00
    als Nederlander zijnde ga ik vanavond zeker kijken op België 1!
    If a dutchman I gonna watch this ofcourse tonight on België 1!

    Groetjes uit Nederland ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 11:59
    ik ga vanavond zeker kijken!
    I gonna watch tonight ofcourse!

    groetjes uit Nederland ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 11:44
    Good lyck ..looking forward.. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 10:36
    looking really forward to hearing the 2 songs we will be able to choose from! I love the way the Flemish broadcaster teased us with only 1 second teaser... It is our kind of humour!

    I really have a good feeling that it will be 2 songs of good quality. Otherwise we wouldn't have got the chance to vote. See Tom Dice 2010: Flemish broadcaster choose singer & song on its own, which gave us great success back in Norway.

    Keep all your fingers crossed in order for Belgium to be able to win again with the youngest candidate as we did back in 1986!
    But it'll be tough to win from Sweden, I fear. report to the moderator