Hooverphonic, who were selected to represent Belgium at the Eurovision again (after last year’s cancelled contest), have released their entry today!
And the road to a Eurovision entry has been song and hard.
No less than 25 songs were in the race to become the entry and this song has seen 21 different versions until the band was happy enough with the final product to share it with the world!
‘The Wrong Place’ was written by the band themselves together with Charlotte Foret and despite it ending up as the Eurovision entry, that’s not what it started out as!
Bassist of the band, Alex Callier explains:
Not at all. But it kept popping up as a possible candidate. There was something about that song that made an impression. As per usual, this is a Hooverphonic tune that could be the soundtrack to a non-existing movie.
The lyrics are inspired by Lee Hazelwood, who wrote These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ for Nancy Sinatra, and countless other classics. With the whiff of sarcasm, some sardonic humour, and the well-defined attitude as a result.
A funny detail they let us in on:
We heard Johnny Cash on the radio during a songwriting session. In jest, we gave ourselves the challenge to incorporate Johnny Cash in our new song. This resulted in the lyric: ‘Don’t you ever dare to wear my Johnny Cash T-shirt’. The rest of the song is built around this phrase.
See if you can catch this line in ‘The Wrong Place’:
What do you think of the Belgian entry?
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