Belgium has become the second country to announce who it will be sending to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. RTBF, the broadcaster for Wallonia, has selected Roberto Bellarosa to represent them in Malmö.

Roberto Bellarosa found popularity after taking part The Voice Belgique in 2012. Roberto was mentored by Swiss singer Quentin Mosimann during the competition and won the final with 57% of the votes. The prize was a recording contract with Sony Music and subsequently, Roberto has released two singles and an album in Belgium.

Roberto Bellarosa was born in 1995 which will no doubt make him one of the youngest performers at Eurovision 2013. Although he comes from a family of footballers, he has studied music since the age of nine at the conservatory in Huy after his talent for music was noticed by a teacher.

Belgium will be hoping that Roberto Bellarosa can earn them a spot at the Eurovision final after some disappointing results in recent years. RTBF have not been represented at a Eurovision final since 2003, a year when they missed out on victory by a narrow margin, losing to Turkey by just two points.  

The Belgian song will be selected via a radio show on the 16th of December. Three songs will be performed and the winner will be chosen by the public vote and a jury.

Roberto Bellarosa's debut single, "Je Crois"

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