Not long ago, in a statement on his official Twitter account, Swiss broadcaster SRF announced Sacha Jean-Baptiste as the director responsible for directing the country’s bid. Sacha will be collaborating with Gjon Muharremaj, world-renowned Gjon’s Tears, to present his best, “Répondez-moi”, at Ahoy Arena in May.
Swedish origin Sacha Jean-Baptiste is no stranger to the Eurovision contest as she has successfully directed many artists such as John Lundvik (Sweden 2019), Luca Hanni (Switzerland 2019), Tamta (Cyprus). 2019), Helen Foureira (Cyprus 2018), Equinox (Bulgaria 2018) as well as Kristian Kostov (Bulgaria 2017).
Gjon's Tears🇨🇭 is working with creative director Sacha Jean-Baptiste @Eurovision.🎦 Among others she directed 2019 @haenni__luca or 2018 @foureira_eleni.💙#GjonsTears #RepondezMoi #srfESC #SRF #Eurovision #ESC2020 #Switzerland @SRF #TeamSRGSSR @SRGSSR #RTS #RSI #RTR pic.twitter.com/PdUoxrkkxm
— SRF Eurovision Song Contest (@srfesc) March 12, 2020
Who is Gjon’s Tears
Gjon Muharremaj, artistically known as Gjon’s Tears is a Swiss singer and member of the band. He was born in Switzerland to a Kosovar father and an Albanian mother. At an early age, he appeared in the first round of the show, Albania’s Got Talent, in 2010, reaching the final by impressing both the jury and the television audience. In 2019 he took part in the French version of the talent show, The Voice, reaching the semifinals. Then, he released his first single, “Babi”, combining indie-pop music with sounds of Albanian music.
Below you can hear “Répondez-moi”, this year’s Swiss entry: