Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 1963

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Belgium was represented by Jacques Raymond, with the song "Waarom?", at the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 23 March in London. The song was chosen in the national final on 16 February. Raymond had previously finished second in the Belgian final in 1961, and would later represent the country in a duet with Lily Castel in 1971.

Eurovision Song Contest 1963
Country Belgium
National selection
Selection processCanzonissima[1]
Selection date(s)16 February 1963
Selected entrantJacques Raymond
Selected song"Waarom?"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Hans Flower
  • Wim Brabants
Finals performance
Final result10th, 4 points
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

National finalEdit

The final was held on 16 February at the Amerikaans Theater in Brussels, hosted by Denise Maes and Bob Boon.[2][3] Six songs qualified for the final having survived a series of qualifying rounds, the details of which are also unknown. The winner was chosen by an "expert" jury and a public jury, although how points were allocated is also unclear. Among the other participants was future Belgian representative Lize Marke (1965).[4]

16 February 1963
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Lize Marke "Saksisch porselein" 247 4
2 Rina Pia "Er speelt een orgel" 274 3
3 Jo Leemans "Zo mooi" 241 5
4 Lieve Olga "Con amore" 186 6
5 Jacques Raymond "Waarom?" 292 1
6 Lize Marke "Luister naar de wind" 289 2

At EurovisionEdit

On the night of the final Raymond performed 14th in the running order, following Sweden and preceding Monaco. Voting was by each national jury awarding 5-4-3-2-1 to their top 5 songs, and at the close of the voting "Waarom?" had received 4 points (all from Austria), placing Belgium 10th of the 16 competing entries. The Belgian jury awarded its 5 points to contest winners Denmark.[5]



  1. ^ "Canzonnissima 1963 - Belgian Eurovision national final FULL". YouTube.
  2. ^ "Canzonnissima 1963 - Belgian Eurovision national final FULL". YouTube.
  3. ^ "Canzonissima 1963".
  4. ^ ESC National Finals database 1963
  5. ^ ESC History - Belgium 1963
  6. ^ a b "Results of the Final of London 1963". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 30 March 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2021.