BELGIUM DECIDES 2013: ROBERTO BELLAROSA – LOVE KILLS
The show begins on time with various artists performing 1974 Swedish entry and thank God for RTBF providing a webcast although the show is radiocast. Short interview and presentation of Roberto is next on the program. One of the questions was if Roberto is anxious for Eurovision, a show watched by 100 millions.
01. ROBERTO BELLAROSA – LOVE KILLS
It seems to be the favourite according to our sources and the first song is aired now. Love Kills is sweet and somehow up tempo. The performance seems to be playback so we have no clear image of the vocal performance of the Voice winner. though it is a nice song and could be well presented on a Eurovision stage. This song is made by a collaboration of Azeri and Cypriot authors as oikotimes.com exclusively reported this morning.
the rotation of the song goes very slow with lots of interval, in between there are friends of Roberto performing live various Eurovision songs.
02. ROBERTO BELLAROSA – RESTE TOI
funky and uptempo Roberto performs finally the second song. Not bad at all and many people on the live chat of RTBF consider it a favourite as well. The poll of oikotimes is predicting it second very close to love kills. Nice performance and very interesting tune. It can also do well with an appropriate presentation on stage.
03. ROBERTO BELLAROSA – BE HEROES
One more uptempo song and Be Heroes is quite good as well. The tune is interesting although it seems it would be also ideal for Eurovision with (again and again) an appropriate stage presentation. I think after this third entry we can safely say we have an uptempo version of Tom Dice and this time Belgium can actually do well. I think all three songs are equally favourites. I won’t be surprised by any of them winning today.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in 1995 into a family of footballers, Bellarosa was enrolled by his parents at the age of 9 at the Conservatoire de Huy to learn music theory. During a session of singing, his teacher noticed his voice and his parents pushed him to take singing lessons. In 2011, Bellarosa took part in the Walloon version of The Voice (The Voice Belgique), created by John de Mol. After applying online, Bellarosa attended the blind auditions, where he sang “You Give Me Something” by James Morrison. With Quentin Mosimann, Lio, Joshua and Beverly Jo Scott, all turning their chairs to face him, Bellarosa ultimately decided to join Quentin Mosimann’s team. On 10 April 2012, after 16 weeks of competition, Bellarosais was voted the winner gaining 57% of the votes from the public, receiving a contract with Sony Music, which he recorded an album along with two singles.