One of Belgium's most successful talent show contestants, Eeklo-born singer/songwriter Tom Eeckhout began his career as a 15-year-old in the Dice before finishing runner-up to Dirk De Smet in the 2008 Flemish version of The X Factor.
Changing his surname to that of his old band, he then scored a hit with an acoustic cover of Leona Lewis
' "Bleeding Love" and went on to place sixth in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with the co-penned "Me & My Guitar." Following his number one debut album, Teardrops, he recorded a chart-topping collaboration with French chanteuse Elisa Tovati
("Il Nous Faut") and released follow-up Heart for Sale in 2012. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi