Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Belgium – “What’s the Pressure” By Laura Tesoro

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Eurovision 2016 – Belgium

The Belgium song was called “What’s the Pressure” and performed by Laura Tesoro.

ARTIST

Laura Tesoro (19) is a multi-talented performer from Belgium: singer, dancer, actress, presenter… When you listen to the pop, funk and soul vibes of her Eurovision Song Contest entry, What’s The Pressure, you won’t be surprised that some of her favourite artists are Bruno Mars or Michael Jackson. The song is written by famous Belgian singer-songwriter Selah Sue (Sanne Putseys) and produced by the Brit Peter Gordeno, who plays keyboards with Depeche Mode.

19-year-old Laura Tesoro from Antwerp is a multi-talented performer: she sings, dances, acts and presents. This Belgian with Italian roots inherited the showbiz gene from her parents, who were both musical artists. She got her first television role when she was 8 and by the time she was 11 she was starring in the musical Annie.

Energetic Laura participated successfully in song contests such asKetnetpop, The Voice and most recently Eurosong, the Belgian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. She performs with her own live band and has already released several of her own songs. She loves up-tempo pop, with a dash of funk and soul. Laura’s Eurovision number What’s The Pressure is exactly the sort of song she loves to listen to and sing.

SONG

The song has an old-school Motown/funk feel, but in a modern, urban act. It’s catchy and feel good, thanks to its strong bassline and brass section.

VIDEO

LIVE PERFORMANCE

OPINION

Hmmm – is this Fleur East in disguise? Either way it’s funky and catchy and I can see it being a real bop-along!

PREDICTION

This will qualify and get quite a lot of points in the grand final!

LYRICS

“Don’t ask me why the sun is shining,
Long after the day is done

The evening falls, the bright lights
Bring out the best in me

I see, massive thoughts weighing down people all around
But they don’t seem to mind at all
I will try to stand my ground, won’t be bound
And bring out the best in me!

What’s the pressure?
You will grow, you will know in the end
That this is fiction
It’s in your mind, live your life instead

Don’t ask me why the sun is shining,
It brings me all the joy and hope and light

Even though these rules they, they try to take over me
Try to take over me

I see, massive thoughts weighing down people all around
But they don’t seem to mind at all
I will try to stand my ground, won’t be bound
And bring out the best in me!

What’s the pressure?
You will grow, you will know in the end
That this is fiction
It’s in your mind, live your life instead

Now what’s the pressure?

This is fiction
It’s in your mind, live your life the best

You gotta do what you wanna do, you gotta be who you wanna be
So tell me, what’s the pressure?

What’s the pressure?

And this is fiction
It’s in your mind, live your life instead

Now what’s the pressure?
You will grow and you will know in the end
That this is fiction
It’s in your mind, live your life the best”

FINAL RESULT

Belgium finished in 10th place with 181 points

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popandtalk and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

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