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“Would You?” …vote for Belgium!

17-year-old singer Iris will be representing her native Belgium in Baku with the tender ballad Would You?, composed and written by Nina Sampermans, Jean Bosco Safari & Walter Mannaerts. Belgium is one of the seven countries to be present at the very first Eurovision Song Contest back in 1956, and Would You? is the country’s 55th entry to the Contest.

The song will be performed in the in the 1st semi-final on 22nd May, at starting position #8.

Read more and check out the video clip…

17-year-old singer Iris will be representing her native Belgium in Baku wit h the tender ballad Would You?, composed and written by Nina Sampermans, Jean Bosco Safari & Walter Mannaerts. Belgium is one of the seven countries to be present at the very first Eurovision Song Contest back in 1956, and Would You? is the country’s 55th entry to the Contest.

The song will be performed in the in the 1st semi-final on 22nd May, at starting position #8.

Check out the video clip:

About Iris

After Sandra Kim (who won with J’aime la vie in ’86, when was just 13), Iris is the youngest ever Belgian Eurovision Song Contest candidate. This spontaneous flower from Noorderwijk (Herentals) is only 17, but is all set to give Europe an unforgettable performance.

Iris was clearly bitten by the music bug when she was just a child. She skipped her way through her childhood, singing and dancing. She joined her local school choir. She sang a few local gigs and then, suddenly, she was ‘spotted’ in 2010 at a talent competition, jointly organised by Flemish teen magazine ‘Joepie’ and ‘Sonic Angel’ (the record company behind Tom Dice, who came 6th in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with Me and my guitar). Iris won herself a record deal and soon afterwards released her first hit single Wonderful.

When the VRT (the Flemish public broadcaster) announced that Iris would be representing Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, she was still relatively inexperienced and had never before appeared on national TV. The VRT was won over by her youthful enthusiasm, her fresh look and her intriguing stem. For Iris this announcement was a dream come true. She had been dreaming of singing at the Eurovision Song Contest since her childhood.

Together with the VRT, Iris (and record company Sonic Angel) went in search of lyricists and composers. Two songs were finally selected: Safety net and Would you. On Saturday 17 March 2012, Flemish TV viewers made the final choice. When she represents Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, Iris will be singing Would you.

For more information on Iris please visit www.eurovision.tv

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