In the beginning of 2005 a list of one hundred Great Belgians was published, people who were born and/or (have) live(d) within the borders of nowadays Belgium and made an exceptional and constructive contribution to Belgian society and/or humanity. The viewers could add eleven names to that list.
Next, viewers nominated ten people from that list. These ten nominees each got a wise and motivated promoter. Promoters could make a plea for their greatest Belgian in a documentary.
On the 1st of December 2005 Father Damian was elected as greatest Belgian.