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25/Nov 2009 at 15:45

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Tom Dice, Belgium 2010

Internal selection after all

Tom Dice to represent Belgium in Oslo

The Belgian broadcaster in charge of the Eurovision duties this year, Flanders' VRT, has chosen 20-year-old Tom Dice to represent Belgium in Oslo. This year, the station has taken the final decision internally.

The announcement was made at a special press conference held today by the Flemish broadcaster VRT. Tom Dice, runner-up at the musical show X-Factor, will take part in one of the semifinals of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Oslo next May. Tom is said to compose a number of possible entries to represent Belgium next year on his own or in collaboration with other composers.

Watch Tom Dice singing Please don't stop the music at X-Factor below:

Tom Dice - Bleeding love

 


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Muireanne Bulens [45898]
Sat 28 Nov 2009 16:02:42

I'm not sure this is what Belgium needs to finally survive the semis... but nevertheless... good luck Belgium!


Marko For life loves Tanja [60087]
Fri 27 Nov 2009 18:06:47

@ Mario Mir
I wanna Jay Delano to represent The Netherlands!!!


Candyman 12 points [14078]
Fri 27 Nov 2009 17:04:12

YAAY he's so talented. belgium good luck!


Yavoda Minskaja [21885]
Fri 27 Nov 2009 01:24:23

Love him!! He's got a special voice and a "strange" look


Mario Mir [44111]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 23:12:59

I think is a good choice if the song is appropriated.
Now, I hope the Netherlands will announce its singer soon. I'd love it would be Sharon den Adel, but she'd never do ESC i'm afraid.


Daniel C Bagpuss VI [60086]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 21:35:34

Well almost anything would be better than last year and get a better result. I hope Belgium comes up with something good this year, they have it tough in this contest.


°l| EsCaDa |l° [37888]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 19:41:34

Come on guys It's not all about the looks ....... THIS IS A MUSIC CONTEST FOR CRYING OUT LOUD..... Tom obviously has more talent that Sakis ( totally overrated ). His 2009 entry is probably the worst Greek entry in the past 5 years ...

GOOD LUCK BELGIUM and I hope to see you in the final this year ....... Cos It's not fun to watch the same countries sending the same entry over and over again...... :)


Koen Verheyden [47343]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 15:03:35

LOL, Sakis is cute... he is? never noticed that?

Anyway, strange choice of the VRT to send someone with 0 relevant experience.

Hope the song is good.


City flyer [57840]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 14:51:44

Axel Kearns ...cute he is not ...Sakis is cute and so is Rybak. Mr Dice is not cute. A Flemish ballad would suit him, because singing in English he has a strong Flemish accent which does not suit him!




°l| EsCaDa |l° [37888]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 10:43:28

He is OK I guess xD Waiting for the song .......




Jean-Franηois DOMINIQUE [14846]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 09:15:07

it is nice, it has a beautiful voice, but what will VRT give him has to sing VRT? We understood that to sing in English is not the 'solution' to win the most point! I hope that VRT will not continue in this direction, it is necessary to change a little, a beautiful Flemish Ballad would refresh the air polluted by the English language in this song contest, which loses its value: I mean languages of our 'Dear Europe' miss us… This reaction will be similar for Switzerland which speaks 4 languages.


Axel Kearns [47152]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 08:36:38

I really like his voice, he's cute... give the guy a nice ballad and who knows......


Mi reina [45031]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 08:21:39

galantis: I agree with you.


galantis loukakis [10706]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 06:57:26

I think this is a good choice. Nice voice! Waiting for an exceptional song...galantis . athens


Vladimir P [31751]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 06:55:26

To be honest, I expected VRT to choose someone far more experienced like Belle Perez for example. Let's see what the songs will be like. Good luck, Belgium.


Layla Al-Magnuna [58775]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 03:25:50

Good luck Belgium! Another good song an you might very well be one of my fav countries now!


fatih civelek [23870]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 02:46:09

Now Belgium needs a good song .. and a very good one !!


togravus ceterum [32383]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 00:14:40

He certainly is a ballad type. Good luck, Belgium!


Hektor Sgargapises [41467]
Thu 26 Nov 2009 00:00:47

Good voice, giving his own style to the songs, which are originally all sang by women, which would be hard to copy as a male. Looks need to change though, a hundred percent.


Ramon Ramos [16974]
Wed 25 Nov 2009 23:59:48

This seems to be a good decission. His voice with an appropiated song might assure Belgium a place in the final.


Alexander S. [46270]
Wed 25 Nov 2009 23:25:38

@ City flyer

LOL, this is a *song* contest! Only brainless teenagers care if he's cute or not. Were the winners of 2006 and 2007 cute? Was Patricia Kaas cute? Juries won't judge them by how cute they are, and I believe majority of the audience won't do that either.


Marko For life loves Tanja [60087]
Wed 25 Nov 2009 22:51:50

@ Mario Mir
Ohhh I really hope she will represent Greece in Oslo (if nobody of good anfd fmous Greek singers don't wanna do that)!! Like Hadise from Begium represented Turkey!! :P


Mario Mir [44111]
Wed 25 Nov 2009 22:41:24

@ City flyer

Katerine is going to participate in the Greek NF so there was no chance for VRT to pick her for representing Belgium.


City flyer [57840]
Wed 25 Nov 2009 22:08:30

Yet another Flemish person ashamed of their own name. Tom Dice's real name is Tom Eeckhout....but just like Katrien Verbeek (Kate Ryan) he changes to an English name immediately.
As for Tom ...who incidentally is 20 today....Happy Birthday Tom. He has a great voice but a very strong Flemish accent when singing....it comes through even in his XFactor performances. Also he is just not cute ...sorry but however you dress him he his not cute at all. This will not help him in Oslo ...Rybak, Sakis, Dima were all cute Tom is not. Shame ..it would seem Flanders made the wrong choice. They should have taken Katrina or gone ahead with Eurosong instead.


Ben Gray [44512]
Wed 25 Nov 2009 22:08:00

Does anyone else think he looks a bit like the lead singer of Regina?


Chef d'Orchestre [27948]
Wed 25 Nov 2009 21:48:56

Hmm, pity. I had hoped for Eddy Wally. After all, he has had success in China, so why not try Eurovision?


Marko For life loves Tanja [60087]
Wed 25 Nov 2009 21:47:49

So I have far bigger hopes from Bulgaria - MIRO - good pop singer!! ;)


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