- September 28, 2009
Laura Groeseneken (born 30 April 1990 in Leuven, Belgium) has been chosen to represent the country at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon by the Flemish broadcaster VRT. The 27 year old performer and songwriter has previously performed under the moniker SENNEK, derived from the middle part of her surname. Groeseneken, unlike her recent predecessors under the Belgian flag, has a wealth of experience in the music industry in Belgium, having performed as the keyboardist for Belgian artist Ozark Henry, as well as working as a vocal coach in her home town and actively writing music, previously writing for famed trip-hop band Hooverphonic. Outside of music, she works as a visual merchandiser for Swedish furniture company Ikea.
Groeseneken is the third entrant out of the previous four chosen by the Flemish broadcaster to be named Laura, after Laura Tesoro and Iris, real name Laura van der Bruel.
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