We take a look at what you have to look forward to ahead of Switzerland’s national selection final on Saturday night (31st January). The field has been whittled down from 18 to just six finalists. Apart from one male contestant, it’s an all female line up and quite a strong line up too. Acts will perform their own song in the first half followed by a cover version of a pop song in the second half.
Tiziana- Only Human. Expect nice and expect nothing more. A nice ballad, with a nice drumbeat, a nice, inoffensive, catchy refrain of ‘we’re only human, we’re only human after all.’ Expect a former Voice Switzerland contestant who looks like Hurley from Lost.
Timebelle- Singing About Love. Expect saxophones and accordions with a modern pop twist. If the video is anything to go by you might also get some ear biting in a red convertible. The song is very upbeat, happy, poppy goodness that is guaranteed to put you in a permanent good mood. You are also in for some creepy lyrics: ‘touching your lovely face in our secret hiding place’ and some bad dress sense: a dress/baseball cap combo.
Andy McSean- Hey Now. Expect a hipster beard, flat cap hat, shouty ‘hey ho’ type backing vocals and lots of overly excited use of hand movements. The song sounds a bit like Eric Saade’s Timeless, is he this year’s Sebalter?
Licia Chery- Fly. Expect mellow, church organ, clapping and gospel vocals. Wouldn’t be surprised if she was accompanied by a gospel choir. Expect the unexpected! The song, quite out of character has the lyric ‘I can’t help it if your boss is a dickhead’. This probably won’t go down well with Eurovision audiences as for many it is a family show/occasion. All in all expect to be bored.
Melanie Renee- Time to Shine. Expect something a bit different. This song is my favourite, it’s most unique of the six songs. Expect something in the vein of Lorde or Mutya Buena but also a Lena vibe to it with the affected Lily Allen/Kate Nash cockney rap style vocal. Expect similar lyrics to Fly and expect a great empowering chorus.
Deborah Bough- Take me back to 23. With the title I expected something Taylor Swift-esque. Don’t expect this, instead it is more reminiscent of the Noisettes’ funky pop. Expect backing dancers out of sync with each other and the music. Expect poor vocals from the singer who has also been on the voice of Switzerland.
Who will win? Andy McSean- Hey Now. I think given that he’s the only guy in the running and Switzerland’s tendancy to pick male contestants in the past few years that this is in with a good chance of being Switzerland entry for 2015.
Who should win? Melanie Renee- Time to Shine. It’s just a great song and is totally different to anything the other entries have to offer.
You can watch the show on eurovision.tv on 31st January. Don’t forget to watch the videos for the songs and vote for your favourite in our poll here.