Loïc Nottet (born 10 April 1996) is a Belgian singer, who finished second in the third season of The Voice Belgique in 2014 and represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 which was held in Vienna, Austria, where he placed fourth with 217 points.
Life and career
2013–14: The Voice Belgique
Loïc Nottet auditioned for The Voice Belgique and reached second place in the final of the third season, behind the winner Laurent Pagna. He was in the team of B.J. Scott.
List of songs performed on The Voice Belgique
2015: Eurovision Song Contest
On 3 November 2014, Belgium's French language state broadcaster, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF), announced Nottet as the Belgian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 to be held in Vienna, Austria. On 10 March 2015, "Rhythm Inside", his entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was presented (co-written by his Voice mentor). The song went to number one on both the Flanders and Wallonia Ultratop charts. Performing in the first semi final of the competition, Nottet was successful in progressing to the final coming second in the semi final with 149 points. During the Jury Final (following Australia) he could be barely seen on stage due to heavy use of smoke machines and pyro from the Australian Act, his delegation was rumoured to have lodged a complaint about this, saying that it would affect part of their final score and while they requested to perform again, this was apparently denied instead telling juries to disregard the smoke. In the final, the Belgian entry scored a total of 217 points leaving "Rhythm Inside" in fourth position overall giving Belgium its first top five placement since 2003. It received the maximum 12 points from three countries; Netherlands, France and Hungary. The song was certified Platinum for selling 30,000 copies in Belgium. Nottet has released three different music videos for Rhythm Inside (Including one called the "Alice in Wonderland" Version). After the contest "Rhythm Inside" reached the top ten in the Austrian, Lithuanian and Russian Music Charts, achieving top 20 in Finland, Iceland and Sweden and also charting in Australia, UK, France, Switzerland and many more European countries.
Loic has sung at NJR park Uitmarkt Symphonica. On 24 October 2015, he took part in and won the sixth series of the French TV show Danse avec les stars.
Nottet's single "Million Eyes", part of his first album, was released on 27 October 2016. The video was filmed on 5 October 2016. The album is expected to be released in spring 2017. Nottet announced the album would feature a concept, different characters and several music videos. The song charted at number two on the Wallonia Ultratop chart and number nine in France. On March 2nd, Nottet announced his debut album via social media. The album is called Selfocracy with Nottet stating "I'm very happy to officially announce the release of my first album «Selfocracy» this friday 31st of march 2017 ! "Looking in a mirror is not a danger in itself. Believing it is.".