Saturday 13 May 1995


Born: January 26th, 1958, Bruges (Belgium)
Nationality: Belgian

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


Alec Mansion studied the piano as well as harmony and solfege at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège. From his days as a student onwards, he played in various rock groups and in the early 1980s, he tried to force a breakthrough as a singer. In 1987, Mansion and his two brothers Benoît and Hubert (together: Léopold Nord et Vous), had an unexpected chart success with ‘C’est l’amour’, which was a number-2 hit in France. Léopold Nord et Vous was disbanded in 1994 after having experienced more success with ‘On en a marre’ and ‘Des filles et du rock and roll’. Alec Mansion wrote music for radio and television, advertisement campaigns, and films. Between 2001 and 2009, he released three solo albums.


Alec Mansion co-composed the 1987 Luxembourg entry ‘Amour amour’ with Plastic Bertrand (Roger Jouret), who also sang it and finished 21st; Mansion conducted the orchestra for him. Eight years later, Mansion represented his fatherland Belgium as the arranger and conductor of ‘La voix est libre’, which was composed by Pierre Theunis and performed by Frédéric Etherlinck. 

Alec Mansion is one of the few Eurovision conductors who was involved in the competition after the EBU had decided the contest was better off without an orchestra (1998); in 2005, in collaboration with Frédéric Zeitoun, he composed the song ‘Le grand soir’, which, sung by Nuno Resende, represented Belgium in that year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine.


Country – Luxembourg
Song title – “Amour amour”
Rendition – Plastic Bertrand 
Lyrics – Roger Jouret / Alec Mansion
Composition – Roger Jouret / Alec Mansion
Studio arrangement – Alec Mansion
Live orchestration – Alec Mansion
Conductor – Alec Mansion
Score – 21st place (4 votes)

Country – Belgium
Song title – “La voix est libre”
Rendition – Frédéric Etherlinck 
Lyrics – Pierre Theunis
Composition – Pierre Theunis
Studio arrangement – Alec Mansion
Live orchestration – Alec Mansion
Conductor – Alec Mansion
Score – 20th place (8 votes)

2005 Kiev
Country – Belgium
Song title – “Le grand soir”
Rendition – Nuno Resende 
Lyrics – Alec Mansion / Frédéric Zeitoun
Composition – Alec Mansion / Frédéric Zeitoun
Studio arrangement – Alec Mansion
Live orchestration – none
Conductor – none
Score semi-final – 22nd place (29 votes) & DNQ

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