Eurovision 2016 Review: Belgium: Laura Tesoro – What’s The Pressure

Laura Tesoro What's The Pressure

Laura Tesoro represents Belgium in Eurovision with funky single
Yes, it is that time of the year again! The first countries in Europe are deciding which song they will send to the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in May in Stockholm. Belgium was one of the first, as their preselection Eurosong came to an end on Sunday. The winner is Laura Tesoro. The 19-years-old singer gained fame through The Voice in 2014 and will now represent her country with the funky single ‘What’s The Pressure’.

The first reactions to the Belgian Eurovision song have been mixed, but A Bit of Pop Music will certainly add some positive vibes to the mix! ‘What’s The Pressure’ is co-written by Sanne Putseys, better known as Belgian pop star Selah Sue. The beat resembles Queen classic ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ a bit, but mainly follows the funky disco retro vibe that is very much on point these days, thanks to tracks like Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ and Fleur East’s ‘Sax’. It would be a bit of a stretch to say that ‘What’s The Pressure’ has the same kind of appeal and attitude, but the chorus is definitely catchy enough to capture the attention. Tesoro is a skilled vocalist, who actually has a bit of the same rawness Selah Sue has in her voice. If this style stays in fashion for a few months more and the staging gets a little make over, Belgium could at least do a decent job at Eurovision this year!

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