Who is Belgium’s Eurovision entry Blanche?

Meet the singer whose City Lights have made her one to watch

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Name: Blanche (Her real name’s Ellie Delvaux, though)

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Age: 17

Twitter: @blanchemusicbe

Who is Blanche?

17-year-old Belgian singer Ellie Delvaux first rose to prominence on The Voice Belgique when she convinced all four coaches to turn for her with her take on Adele’s Daydreamer.

She didn’t win the competition but was later internally selected to represent Belgium at Eurovision in 2017.

Adele isn’t the only UK singer she’s tackled by the by. Here’s her take on Ed Sheeran.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39dr79va_7E?ecver=1

She’s currently one of the favourites to take the top spot at the Grand Final.

What’s Belgium’s Eurovision 2017 song?

City Lights is Belgium’s Eurovision entry this year, and it’s quite an unusual Eurovision song. It wasn’t originally written for the contest and was supposed to be a 4-minute atmospheric track with barely any lyrics.

Blanche collaborated with Pierre Dumoulin to create the track, also working with London Grammar, Birdy and Aurora producer Tim Bran to achieve the perfect sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbomdE81_mA?ecver=1

 Here’s everything you need to know about the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Eurovision 2017: Who’s performing in the final?

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Check out the full list of acts and running order for the show, starting live on BBC1 at 8pm.

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1. IMRI
Israel

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137632.99d79d1e-e7ca-425f-b213-def95b16c4d3.jpe

2. Kasia Moś
Poland

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137633.c1db4dfa-b201-4295-9901-d5b8e80f353e.jpe

3. Naviband
Belarus 

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137634.418163dd-1d87-4405-bd34-8bdde8b97642.jpe

4. Nathan Trent
Austria

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137635.863585c3-1e00-4dbc-b477-9904d4e4bc0d.jpe

5. Artsvik
Armenia

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6. OG3NE
Netherlands

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7. Sunstroke Project
Moldova

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8. Joci Pápai
Hungary

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137642.5f896197-b815-47a0-96ed-71847d0296fb.jpe

9. Francesco Gabbani
Italy

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137643.96b48b2b-8459-47fb-ba78-3b352a4f8ce7.jpe

10. Anja
Denmark 

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137644.bfe11a41-909d-4ada-87c8-8956e2ae0e13.jpe

11. Salvador Sobral
Portugal

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12. Dihaj
Azerbaijan

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13. Jacques Houdek
Croatia

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14. Isaiah
Australia

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15. Demy
Greece

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16. Manel Navarro
Spain

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17. JOWST
Norway

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137652.06fd608b-ef8b-4c06-ac31-563002517c55.jpe

18. Lucie Jones
United Kingdom

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137653.f7e4816f-61f8-4db8-a413-961a3b2ca578.jpe

19. Hovig
Cyprus

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20. Ilinca ft. Alex Florea
Romania

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21. Levina
Germany

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22. O.Torvald
Ukraine

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23. Blanche
Belgium

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137658.6006bc13-63a3-4aaf-b733-e2963af99620.jpe

24. Robin Bengtsson
Sweden

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137659.ff632ba1-44d5-4690-9396-11032f5f163d.jpe

25. Kristian Kostov
Bulgaria

https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/3/2017/08/137660.7bc33403-c1ce-4895-89e2-cd6b179a0099.jpe

26. Alma
France