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Hooverphonic

About

Quick Facts

Members
Geike Arnaert
Alex Callier
Raymond Geerts
Luka Cruysberghs (2020)

Established
1995

Nationality
🇧🇪 Belgian

National Selection
Internal Selection

In Eurovision
2021 Rotterdam
2020 Rotterdam (Cancelled)

Song
The wrong place (2021)
Release me (2020)

Biography

Hooverphonic is a Belgian band that formed in October 1995. The band originally called themselves Hoover, but later changed their name to Hooverphonic after discovering other groups were already using the Hoover name On 10 October 2008, Geike Arnaert, the lead singer of the band, announced she would leave the group by the end of the year to pursue her solo career. Arnaert had been working on solo material for a few months. The last concert Hooverphonic did with Geike was on 13 December 2008 in Tele-Club, Ekaterinburg, Russia. On 29 October 2010, Hooverphonic announced a new single on their website. The videoclip showcased fourteen possible singers but only one of them, Noémie Wolfs, proved to be the real successor to Geike Arnaert. On 4 November 2010, the new singer was announced on De Laatste Show at the VRT, the Flemish public broadcasting organization. On 26 March 2015, Hooverphonic announced that Noémie Wolfs would be leaving the band “in mutual agreement”. In April 2018, Hooverphonic introduced their new singer Luka Cruysberghs. They were supposed represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. However, due to the corona crisis, that didn’t happen. Flemish tv VRT invited Hooverphonic to represent the country in the 2021 contest. In november 2020 however, the group announced that Luka Cruysberghs was no longer their singer. They also announced the return of Geike Arnaert. With Geike, they brought up their new Eurovision song “The wrong place”. They ended up in the final of the contest.

Entries

The wrong place

Country
🇧🇪 Belgium

Year
2021

Language
English

Lyrics & Music
Alex Callier
Charlotte Foret

Backings
Monique Harcum
Arnout Hellofs
Stef Caers

Results Semi

Points: 117
Position: 9
Running order: 11

Results Finals

Points: 74
Position: 19
Running order: 4

Release me

Country
🇧🇪 Belgium

Year
2020

Language
English

Lyrics
Alex Callier

Composers
Alex Callier
Luca Chiaravalli

Backing Vocals

Results Semi

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Results Finals

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