The experts for the Eurosong 2016 final will be Belgian-born Turkish superstar Hadise (Eurovision 2009) and the Contest Producer of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, Christer Björkman.
After all five songs are performed there will be a first round of voting where 50% of the result will be decided by ten international juries while the remaining 50% will be the vote of the audience. After this there will be a super final with the two acts who are in the lead of the scoreboard, and then the winner will be decided 100% by televoting.
About the songs
Amaryllis - Kick The Habit
An atmospheric and richly arranged pop song with a story and an addictive chorus. Kick The Habit was written by Amaryllis herself. For the production she worked with multi-instrumentalist Reinhard Vanbergen, founder of Das Pop who did production work for bands like The Happy and School is Cool.
Tom - I'm Not Lost
Tom pulls out all the stops in this contemporary power-pop number. He's written the song together with Yves Gaillard, who wrote in the past for Kate Ryan and Hadise. Currently Gaillard has a big hit with I Can't Say No by Leah Rue. Luuk Cox, the producer is the man behind dance project Shameboy and collaborated with Stromae. He also knows what it's like to make a Eurovision hit, as the producer of Rhythm Inside by Loïc Nottet.
Astrid - Everybody aches
Astrid's fragile voice comes fully into its own in this contemporary combination of a soul-ballad and electronics. One of the writers, Niko Westelinck, wrote hits for Bandits who participated in Eurosong 2014. For the production Astrid sought assistance in Farhot, a German DJ / producer who also makes electronic music. He has already worked with Selah Sue and remixed many hits.
Laura - What's The Pressure
Laura is at her best with an energetic funk-pop song. The lyrics of the song are written by Belgian pop-star Selah Sue. She wrote the song along with her ex-drummer Louis Favre. Peter Gordeno's the producer. Gordeno is a British songwriter, producer, and since 1998 the permanent keyboardist of Depeche Mode.
Adil - In Our Nature
Adil brings a beautiful pop song with a message. Adil worked with Bas Kennis, a member of the Dutch band BLØF, who also produced In Our Nature. Will Knox also participated, he is a British singer-songwriter who co-wrote the hit album Layers by Dothan. And finally there's Joes Brands a sound engineer, producer and musician who worked in the past with Admiral Freebee and Adil's band Adil & AKA.
One of these five will be the Belgian entry for Stockholm. Remember to watch the Eurosong 2016 final tonight clicking on our link below. There will be a break in the broadcast between 21:30 and 22:20 CET approximately.