- Envie De Vivre
Infobox ESC entry
song = flagicon|Belgium "Envie De Vivre"
year = 2000
country = Belgium
language = French
composer = Silvio Pezzuto
lyricist = Silvio Pezzuto
place = 24th
points = 2
lyrics = [http://www.diggiloo.net/?2000be from Diggiloo Thrush]
prev = Like The Wind
prev_link = Like The Wind
next_year = 2002
next_link = Sister (song)
next = Sister
"Envie De Vivre" (English translation: "The Will To Live") was the Belgian entry in the
Eurovision Song Contest 2000, performed in French by Nathalie Sorce.
The song was performed tenth on the night (following
Russia's Alsouwith "Solo" and preceding Cyprus' Voice with " Nomiza"). At the close of voting, it had received 2 points, placing last of 24 countries.
Sorce sings about the will to live and the power that it has, although she points out the difficulties of living in a world without love.
Due to the expanded Contest, Belgium's poor recent record made them ineligible for participation in the 2001 Contest, but as a "passive country", they were invited to return for 2002. Thus, the song was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 2002 Contest by
Sergio & The Ladieswith "Sister".
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