The 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’.
Six 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:
**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.
A distorted drum beat opens Switzerland’s entry for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest for Melanie Renee’s ‘Time to Shine’. The song goes from strength to strength as the chorus kicks in and the Renee’s strong vocals belt out powerful lyrics ‘I’m living my dreams/Never been so alive/The sky’s the limit/Now I know I can fly.’
Sia’s song ‘Chandelier’ has proven quite popular amongst our Eurovision contenders this year. Belgium’s Loic Nottet and Switzerland’s Melanie Renee both covered the songs. Nottet’s version of the song sees the Belgian recreate the Sia video with his own creepy yet hilarious twist. The ‘Rhythm Inside’ singer literally swings from a chandelier, dances with a man with a blackened face and in drag and carries out a perfectly choreographed dance routine.
We have just finished watching the Switzerland Final for Eurovision 2015 and here are some of our tweets. Join in the conversation by following us on Twitter: @tabooeurovision or leave a comment below.