Brussels, 10 January 2023
Belgium have kicked off the week-long Eurosong marathon. From Monday to Friday, we’ll get to know the participants in Eurosong 2023, and their songs.
Every day, VRT will release a 30 minute reality show, presenting the contestants during their bootcamp (or “songclub”). During this bootcamp, each artist will showcase their two songs, with their competition listening in. After they’ve performed both songs, their fellow rivals will give them feedback, and the contestants will pick which of their two songs will be performed on the big finale this Saturday.
Eurosong 2023 Planning:
Monday 9 Jan: Loredana (both songs)
Tuesday 10 Jan: Chérine (both songs), Hunter Falls (first song)
Wednesday 11 Jan: Hunter Falls (second song), Ameerah (both songs)
Thursday 12 Jan: Gala Dragot (both songs), Gustaph (first song)
Friday 13 Jan: Gustaph (second song), The Starlings (both songs)
Saturday 14 Jan: Finale
Tonight we saw Chérine pick her Eurovision entry. Despite participating for the Flemish broadcaster VRT, Chérine sang her songs in a different national language: le français.
Who is Chérine?
Chérine Mroue (28) hails from Antwerp in the north of Belgium, and is perfectly trilingual (Flemish, French and English). The effervescent redhead has a track record with singing competitions. She’s a two-time The Voice alumnus! After having competed in the 2017 Edition (her coach was Alex Callier, yes, of Hooverphonic fame), she tried her hand at the French version as well five years later, where she was eliminated in the Battles. Her vocal timbre is exceptionally high-pitched.
Immediately following her La Voix journey, Chérine participated in the 2022 version of MNM’s rising star, where she finished second. She’s now ready to add a fourth competition to her conto: Eurosong 2023. Will the fourth time be a charm?
Eurosong 2023 marks the first time Chérine will release a full single, and two of them at that.
Chérine provided two songs in the French language: A cute ballad called “Mon étoile” (My star) about the deaths of her father and uncle, and an uptempo eighties song called “Ca m’ennuie pas” (It doesn’t bother me). Chérine had already teased the latter relentlessly on her TikTok and to the surprise of none, both the Songclub and Chérine herself went for “Ca m’ennuie pas“!
Tomorrow’s candidate Hunter Falls also received the opportunity to showcase his first song. You can listen to “Ooh la la” HERE. Hunter Falls picks his entry on Wednesday, as does the fourth contestant: Ameerah!
Did #YOU approve of Chérine’s choice? What do #YOU think of “Ca m’ennuie pas”? Let us know in the comments or on social media!