Switzerland Eurovision 2021: Tearjerker that could bring Swiss their third win05/19/2021
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The Eurovision Song Contest is back with the finale this weekend on Saturday, May 22, at 8pm on BBC One. Switzerland will be competing for the trophy but why has its 2021 entry song caught the attention of fans before the big day has even begun?
What is Switzerland’s entry song for Eurovision?
Representing Switzerland in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is Swiss-Albanian singer Gjon’s Tears.
The singer-songwriter’s real name is Gjon Muharremaj and he has been singing since he was 12-years-old, having competed in the first series of Albania’s Got Talent in 2011.
While he didn’t win the competition, he did come in respectable third place.
He also appeared on France’s The Voice and made it through to the semi-finals two years ago.
His debut single was called Babi which went straight to number one in Albania.
But for the international competition, Gjon will be performing Tout l’Univers which translates to The Whole Universe.
The song was co-written by Gjon himself, along with Nina Sampermans, Wouter Hardy and Xavier Michel.
Tout l’Univers was originally released last month but is now almost ready to be performed for the rest of the world.
The song is bound to bring a tear or two to viewers’ eyes as it is supposed to be a message of hope.
Talking about Tout l’Univers, Gjon said: “It was important for us to keep hope in this particularly difficult time: we must not give up and we must stay strong.
“With love, friendship, strength and courage, we can rebuild our future.
“I am convinced that in this exceptional situation it is possible to rediscover and reinvent ourselves.”
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In 2019, Switzerland may not have won but the country did come in fourth place.
The Swiss entrant was Luca Hänni who performed She Got Me and won a total of 232 points.
Switzerland won the first-ever Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 thanks to Lys Assia.
The country then won again in 1988 with Celine Dion who performed Ne partez pas sans moi.
But will Switzerland be able to win the competition for the third time?
Speaking of how he’s feeling about the upcoming performance, Gjon said: “The biggest pressure is coming from myself.
“I am scared of myself, not of the entire 200 million people who watch the show.”
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 final will air on Saturday, May 22, at 8pm on BBC One.
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