Switzerland Opt For Rykka’s ‘The Last of Our Kind’

 

Rykka Switzerland Eurovision 2016The Swiss national selection process ‘ESC 2016 – Die Entscheidungsshow’ staged its final earlier this evening and has crowned Rykka as the winner. The singer will go out to represent Switzerland in Stockholm at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in May with her song ‘The Last of Our Kind’.

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Poll Results: Switzerland!

 

Switzerland Eurovision 2016 RYkkaSix acts will battle it out to be the Swiss entry for Eurovision 2016 later tonight. But which of them do you think  deserves to go to Stockholm. Our poll results are below: Continue reading

Eurovision 2016 Guide: Switzerland

Switzerland Eurovision 2016
**Updated on 11th Dec to reflect Stephanie Palazzo’s disqualification

*updated 6th Dec to reflect results of Expert Check

Switzerland failed to qualify for the Eurovision Final in 2015 when Melanie Rene’s ‘Time to Shine’ finished 17th out of seventeen songs in the second semi final. Switzerland have finished last on another seven occasions, and in addition to that have received nul points four times. On the positive side of things, the Swiss have won the contest twice with Celine Dion in 1988 and the very first contest in 1956 with Lys Assia. In recent years ‘Hunter of Stars’ by Sebalter in 2014 has been their best result, finishing in 13th place. Switzerland are back in 2016 and hoping to reverse the fortunes of the past few attempts.

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Review: Switzerland- Sebalter ‘Hunter of Stars’

Sebalter hoping to secure Switzerland's third Eurovision victory

Sebalter hoping to secure Switzerland’s third Eurovision victory

Switzerland have only won the Eurovision twice, most notably with Celine Dion in 1988. This year they are hoping that Sebastiano Pau-Lessi, better known by stage name SEBalter, will be able to take the victory with his song ‘Hunter of Stars’.

The song is a fun and playful, and packed with a wide arrange of instruments; double bass, banjo, keyboards, guitar and fiddle. Add to this an effective whistling Continue reading