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Saturday, 06 November 2010 01:09

JESC 2010: An Expert Opinion - Belgium

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The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is surely a very popular family event here in Malta and also a showcase in which our younger generation of stars can express themselves through the medium of song. Our nation has participated since the initial event which was held in the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. We give the event some extra exposure as it gets closer and therefore, that is why, we are continuing our feature "An Expert Opinion" today. We are going to be taking up each respective entry as drawn by the European Broadcasting Union just two weeks ago.

Our four experts have given us their comments and voted but you have to vote for each entry as well because the final result will be 80% Jury and 20% Poll Voting. Today, we will be heading back into the Western part of Europe as Belgium and their entry "Get Up" performed by Jill & Lauren is critically analysed.

Biography (As Published by Junior

Jill Van Vooren is 15 years old and has one older sister. She attends a high school for the arts and is particularly fond of acting and dancing. She’s also an outdoors girl; she loves surfing. Her great musical role model is nobody less than Beyoncé. Lauren De Ruyck is 15 years old. She has been fascinated by musicals ever since her early childhood and has frequently performed in major productions. Just like Jill, Lauren plays the electric guitar. These girls rock!
Popular in Belgium

Jill & Lauren have been enormously popular in Belgium for the past couple of months. Their song Get Up! is a big radio hit and the accompanying video clip has long since passed the half a million hits mark on YouTube. At live performances the girls are invariably swamped with fans, who naturally all want an autograph. Jill & Lauren have already completely won over Belgium. On now to the rest of Europe!

The Comments

Niall Mooney: 9 from a possible 10

The girls are great really into it and fantastic dancers!! We need to keep a look out for these two in the future. Very S club 7 and a great party song. Three in and they have jumped into first place. I like the fact this song is kids being kids and not kids acting like adults there is plenty of time for that. Even if it doesn’t win I would give it top marks.

Ylenia Vella: 9 from a possible 10

Two beautiful teenage girls with amazing voices! It’s a very catchy song to which one would really want to get up and join them dancing!! This song helps motivate us children and teenagers because we can portray our energy in dancing and have fun our own way!  

Donna McCaul: 8 from a possible 10

Great song, extreamly catchy and fun. Reminds me a bit of S Club 7. Full of energy which is always good in a Eurovision song. I look forward to seeing this live.

Annabelle Debono: 8 from a possible 10

A fun "Spice-Girls" kind of song that is a refreshing change from the other two entries so far. Although it's not special in any way, it surely has a catchy tune that can easily appeal to the junior listeners of this contest. The singers manage to produce this happy junior feel really well!


Who could have managed to top off the Swedish nation this year? That honour goes onto Belgium because for yet another year it seems that the nation will be winning the Expert Reviews but of course all can change when the public vote is added to the rest of the tally. Today, Belgium managed to garner 34 points from a possible 40 points and that is just amazing. This is a fun song that will surely transmit well and can end up being a great winner of the event. We are yet to see, let us know what you think through our poll.

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