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Belgium is one of the Founding Seven Eurovision nations, participating in the first contest in 1956. The selection of their entries alternates each year between the Flemish broadcaster VRT (formerly BRT) and the Wallonian broadcaster RTBF.

They have been absent only three times due to relegation, and in 1962 was the very first country to fall victim to the ever-dreaded Nul Points - shared with three other countries but was the first due to an earlier draw in the running order. They also won once in 1986 thanks to Sandra Kim and hosted the contest in Brussels the following year. The country holds a record for the youngest winner, as Sandra Kim was 13 at the time of the contest, and as of 1990, all people on the stage (including dancers) have to be at least 16 years of age.

Their 1993 entrant, Barbara Dex, inspired the website "eurovisionhouse.nl" to introduce the Barbara Dex Award, where fans vote for the worst-dressed performer at the contest, after wearing an unattractive handmade dress.

Since the introduction of the semi-finals, Belgium has only been able to make the final five times: 2004 (thanks to Urban Trad's second-place finish in Riga), 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Loïc Nottet's 4th-place entry in 2015 scored 217 points, the highest total of any Belgian entry in the country's contest history.

Participants

Year Artist Song Language Final Points Semi Points
1956 Fud Leclerc Messieurs les noyés de la Seine French 2 N/A No Semi Finals
Mony Marc Le plus beau jour de ma vie 2 N/A
1957 Bobbejaan Schoepen Straatdeuntje Dutch 8 5
1958 Fud Leclerc Ma petite chatte French 5 8
1959 Bob Benny Hou toch van mij Dutch 6 9
1960 Fud Leclerc Mon amour pour toi French 6 9
1961 Bob Benny September, gouden roos Dutch 15 1
1962 Fud Leclerc Ton nom French 13 0
1963 Jacques Raymond Waarom? Dutch 10 4
1964 Robert Cogoi Près de ma rivière French 10 2
1965 Lize Marke Als het weer lente is Dutch 15 0
1966 Tonia Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel French 4 14
1967 Louis Neefs Ik heb zorgen Dutch 7 8
1968 Claude Lombard Quand tu reviendras French 7 8
1969 Louis Neefs Jennifer Jennings Dutch 7 10
1970 Jean Vallée Viens l'oublier French 8 5
1971 Lily Castel & Jacques Raymond Goeiemorgen, morgen Dutch 14 68
1972 Serge & Christine Ghisoland À la folie ou pas du tout French 17 55
1973 Nicole & Hugo Baby, Baby Dutch 17 58
1974 Jacques Hustin Fleur de liberté French 9 10
1975 Ann Christy Gelukkig zijn Dutch 15 17
1976 Pierre Rapsat Judy et Cie French 8 68
1977 Dream Express A Million in One, Two, Three English 7 69
1978 Jean Vallée L'amour ça fait chanter la vie French 2 125
1979 Micha Marah Hey Nana Dutch 18 5
1980 Télex Eurovision French 17 14
1981 Emly Starr Samson Dutch 13 40
1982 Stella Maessen Si tu aimes ma musique French 4 96
1983 Pas de Deux Rendez-vous Dutch 18 13
1984 Jacques Zegers Avanti la vie French 5 70
1985 Linda Lepomme Laat me nu gaan Dutch 19 7
1986 Sandra Kim J'aime La Vie French 1 176
1987 Liliane Saint-Pierre Soldiers of Love Dutch 11 56
1988 Reyneart Laissez briller le soleil French 18 5
1989 Ingeborg Door de wind Dutch 19 13
1990 Philippe Lafontaine Macédomienne French 12 56
1991 Clouseau Geef het op Dutch 16 23
1992 Morgane Nous, on veut des violons French 20 11
1993 Barbara Dex Iemand als jij Dutch 25 3
1994 Relegation from participating
1995 Frédéric Etherlinck La voix est libre French 20 8 No Semi Final
1996 Lisa del Bo Liefde is een Kaartspel Dutch 16 22 12 45
1997 Relegation from participating
1998 Mélanie Cohl Dis Oui French 6 122 No Semi Finals
1999 Vanessa Chinitor Like the Wind English 12 38
2000 Nathalie Sorce Envie de vivre French 24 2
2001 Relegation from participating
2002 Sergio & The Ladies Sister English 13 33 No Semi Finals
2003 Urban Trad Sanomi Imaginary 2 165
2004 Xandee 1 Life English 22 7 Top 11 in 2003
2005 Nuno Resende Le grand soir French -- -- 22 29
2006 Kate Ryan Je t'adore French, English -- -- 12 69
2007 The KMG's Love Power English -- -- 26 14
2008 Ishtar O Julissi Imaginary -- -- 17 16
2009 Patrick Ouchène Copycat English -- -- 17 1
2010 Tom Dice Me and My Guitar 6 143 1 167
2011 Witloof Bay With Love Baby -- -- 11 53
2012 Iris Would You? -- -- 17 16
2013 Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills 12 71 5 75
2014 Axel Hirsoux Mother -- -- 14 28
2015 Loïc Nottet Rhythm Inside 4 217 2 149
2016 Laura Tesoro What's The Pressure 10 184 3 274
2017 Blanche City Lights 4 363 4 165

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