Can Laura Tesoro build on a strong 2015 for Belgium and put pressure on the frontrunners? Country: Belgium Song Title: “What’s the Pressure” Artist: Laura Tesoro Second Semi-Final: Position TBD Last year’s entry: “Rhythm Inside” – Loïc Nottet (4th Place) In 2015, a 19-year-old dancer/singer spun his way to Belgium’s best Eurovision finish in over a decade. Recognizing that youth sells, the Belgians are once again sending a dual-threat; this time it’s actress/singer 19-year-old Laura Tesoro, known to her countrymen for appearances in soaps, crime dramas, and musicals alike. Most recently she finished in second place in Belgium’s version of The Voice. Can she use her experience to put the pressure on this year’s frontrunners? When I first reviewed this entry back in January, I said “What’s the Pressure” and its awesome bass line was basically radio ready,1 and favorably compared Tesoro’s voice with Audra Mae’s. Two months later, not much has changed … and that’s a very good thing. It ain’t broke, and nobody’s trying to fix it! This song is danceable, singable, and funky enough to stand out from the crowd, while Tesoro has the charm to command a stage. She’s got the moves and a good staging team, too, if her Eurosong-winning performance and the official […]
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