Alec MansionBorn: January 26th, 1958, Bruges (Belgium)
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.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Alec Mansion will be published on this website