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© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameEllie Delvaux Born10 June 1999 Nationality🇧🇪 Belgian National SelectionInternal selection 2017 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongCity lights (2017) Biography Blanche, whose real name is Ellie Delvaux, is a Belgian. At a very young age, Ellie, inspired by her big brother, also a singer under the name of Oliver Lord, sang and learned to play the guitar and the piano.  In January 2016, aged 16, she was selected for season 5 of The Voice Belgium, and passed the Blind Auditions performing Adele’s song “Daydreamer”. She survived the battles, and in the end reached the quarter finals of “The Voice”. After her participation in The Voice Belgium, she was spotted by Pierre Dumoulin, leader of the group Roscoe. The latter composed the song “City Lights”, with which she took the stage name Blanche (which is her third first name) The song was spotted by the Belgian national selection for Eurovision, and so on November 22, 2016, RTBF announced that they had chosen Blanche and her song to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The title and its clip were unveiled on March 8, 2017, and from then on Blanche appeared as one of the great favorites of the competition. In the end, she finished in 4th place. On January 26, 2018, during the D6Bels Music Awards evening, rewarding the best artists of the year and organized by RTBF, she was rewarded by the public in the “Pop” category, as well as by music professionals in the category  A few days later, on January 30, 2018, she received 2 awards at the Music Industry Awards (MIA) organized by the Flemish public television VRT and Kunstenpunt, in the categories Revelation of the Year and Hit of the Year. for the song “City Lights”. She also received an award at the European Border Breakers Award (EBBA) ceremony in Groningen. On May 24, 2018, during the show Van Gils & gasten (nl) broadcast on the Flemish television channel Één, Blanche unveiled her new single “Wrong Turn”. First single from his debut album scheduled for 2019, it was officially released in Belgium on May 25, 2018. On July 20, 2018, the single “Soon” was released, the second single from the upcoming album.  On April 1, 2020, Blanche announced that the release of her debut album “Empire” would be delayed until May 29, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The single with the same name, however, was released in February 2020, just before the pandemic, and she released several other singles in 2020. In 2022, Blanche started studies in cinema and filmmaking. Entries City Lights Country🇧🇪 Belgium Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsPierre DumoulinBlanche MusicPierre Dumoulin BackingsSusanna Marie CorkJess Peet Results Semi Points: 165Position: 4Running order: 5 Results Finals Points: 363Position: 4Running order: 23

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