Belgium: Axel's ode to his mother

Belgium: Axel's ode to his mother
Axel Hirsoux from Belgium backstage. Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)
Copenhagen, Denmark -

Today, Belgium's Axel Hirsoux had his very first rehearsal at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen where he performed Mother on the sprawling stage.

Axel from Belgium was in high spirits when he arrived at the arena. He had previously met various artists at events including Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam so was already quite friendly with a number of the artists including Pollapönk from Iceland.

Before heading to the stage for his rehearsal, Axel went for his in ear rehearsal and sound check. Here, he said that everything was perfect first time around. He also said, "it's amazing to hear 3,2,1 in my ear counting down to when I sing".

On stage, Axel was joined by a single female dancer, performing gently along to the music and wearing a long black dress.

Axel himself was wearing a very smart black suit and bow tie, a new costume since the Belgian Eurosong final back in March.

Shades of purple

The stage set up for Mother was very simple with shades of purple filling the entire arena and flowery sketches donning the huge LED screens at the back of the gigantic stage.

The performance very much focuses on Axel's voice with the dancer providing a sense of movement and symbolising the message of the song: the love of a child for his or her mother.

Spotlights also play a big role in the performance moving gently to the tempo of this powerful ballad.

Belgium will take part in the 1st Semi-Final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest on the 6th of May at the B&W Hallerne on Refshaleøen in Copenhagen.


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  • Posted on 29 April 2014 at 16:00
    When I listen to this entry, I close my eyes, forget all my English, and enjoy the sweet sounds coming out of Axel's voice. Bonne chance and veel succes report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 April 2014 at 23:53
    I like the song :) It will go to fnal easily report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 April 2014 at 23:11
    it's unbelievable how trashy this song is!!! will be a nightmare at stage:-( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 April 2014 at 20:57
    I did not like the dancer on the 'Eurosong' final selection and I still don't like her. She 's not adding anything to your performance, Axel ! Your song and your personality is enough to impress the international audience and jury. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 April 2014 at 20:24
    Beautiful song report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 April 2014 at 19:07
    His voice is great, but the lyrics... How can an adult Person sing such lyrics?? My place 31 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 April 2014 at 18:34
    The purple goes well with the passion. The flowery sketches should be moving gently...and perhaps skip the dancer...as an icon she doesn't seem to be adding a lot to the scene. Let the flowery sketches take over that role. Keep up the good work Axel ! report to the moderator