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Switzerland: Internal selection for Eurovision 2023 | Submissions start on August 25th

As the Swiss German speaking national broadcaster (“SRF”) announced today, Switzerland will participate at Eurovision 2023, and its entry will be chosen through an internal selection procedure. As of 12 July 2022, Switzerland is the 21st country which has publicly confirmed its intention to participate in the 2023 contest.

The internal selection committee

Switzerland is once again relying on a panel consisting of 100 people, and an international jury of 20 music professionals. From August 25th to September 8th, songwriters, producers, artists and lyricists are invited to submit their songs for consideration. The Swiss entry for Eurovision 2023 is scheduled to be announced at the beginning of 2023.

The decision of Switzerland not to depart from the previous years’ selection procedure shall not come as a surprise. After the very successful performance of Luca Hänni at ESC 2019 and Gjon’s Tears at ESC 2021, as well as Marius Bear’s final qualification again in Turin, it wouldn’t be wise for the national broadcasters to experiment with alternative selection methods.

What song is the committee looking for?

According to the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest Swiss Regulations, the Swiss entry for Eurovision 2023 should be a “contemporary song that has international appeal and will stand out”. The lyrics should have “a strong, clear and easily understood message”.

The composers and songwriters are also encouraged to submit songs about themes that “reflect current events or those whose content will evoke an emotional reaction or a feeling of recognition” in the Eurovision audience.

What’s your take on Swiss internal selection procedure? Will the new Swiss entry do better than Marius Bear?

Eurovision 2022: The Dress Rehearsal of the First Semi Final! (Live)

Today is the first day of the Eurovision week! We can already hear the “Sound of Music” echoing from Pala Olimpico in Turin and it’s just a few days before we finally know who is actually going to win the 66th Eurovision Song Contest!

The dress rehearsal of the Eurovision 2022 First Semi Final has just started. EurovisionFun will be watching all the shows live at both the on-site press centre in Turin and at the online press centre and we will be covering this rehearsal, commenting on all the performances and describing in detail what is happening during the show.

You will be able to to follow the entire process and get the feeling that you are right at the heart of the contest! This article gets updated in nearly real-time, all you need to do is hit the refresh button on your browser and all the rest is on us!

We will keep you up to date with all the latest details about this dress rehearsal for the First Semi Final show, allowing you to get a glimpse of what you will get to see tomorrow May 10th, at 21:00 CEST when the actual semi-final show takes place.

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Eurovision 2022: Switzerland Second Rehearsal!

Next up on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is SwitzerlandMarius Bear with the song “Boys Do Cry” is ready for his second rehearsal on the stage of PalaOlimpico in Turin!

Who is Marius Bear?

Marius is a multi-talented musician from Appenzell in Switzerland. In 2016, Bear abandoned his plan of becoming a construction machinery mechanic, in order to tour Germany and Switzerland as a street musician. At one festival, he got to know a famous producer who invited him to New York, and quickly became part of the Swiss artistic and creative arts scene there.

The globe-trobber was on the move once more in 2017, heading to the United Kingdom, where he studied music production at the prestigious BIMM Institute in London. It was this literal journey of self-discovery that ultimately led to the release of his first album, Not Loud Enough, which soared into the Top 20 of the Swiss album charts.

The Rehearsal

Marius’ performance begins with a close up on him. His shots manage to hide the sun behind him as his performance is quite dark. He use some lights on the stage and there are some special lights that light on him and his face. Generally a dark performance with great vocals.

Below you can watch an exclusive preview clip of Marius’ rehearsal:

EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

Switzerland  will perform on the Eurovision stage again on May 10, performing fourth in the first semi-final.


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Eurovision 2022: Switzerland First Rehearsal!

Next up on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is SwitzerlandMarius Bear with the song “Boys Do Cry” is ready for his first rehearsal on the stage of PalaOlimpico in Turin!

Who is Marius Bear?

Marius is a multi-talented musician from Appenzell in Switzerland. In 2016, Bear abandoned his plan of becoming a construction machinery mechanic, in order to tour Germany and Switzerland as a street musician. At one festival, he got to know a famous producer who invited him to New York, and quickly became part of the Swiss artistic and creative arts scene there.

The globe-trobber was on the move once more in 2017, heading to the United Kingdom, where he studied music production at the prestigious BIMM Institute in London. It was this literal journey of self-discovery that ultimately led to the release of his first album, Not Loud Enough, which soared into the Top 20 of the Swiss album charts.

The Rehearsal

Following on from Lithuania, we’ve got another stripped back, classy performance from Switzerland’s Marius – he’s dressed all in black, with nothing more than a spotlight and some atmospheric lighting for support. His vocal sounds great – he has a really distinctive voice and the acoustics in the Pala Olimpico are adding some extra drama.

That was a really nice rehearsal, we suspect the Swiss delegation will be very happy with that.

Below you can watch a small clip of Switzerland’s first rehearsal:

@eurovision What a voice! 🥰 Switzerland’s @marius.bear takes the stage for his first rehearsal 🇨🇭 #Eurovision2022 #Eurovision #EurovisionTikTok ♬ original sound – Eurovision

EBU / NATHAN REINDS

EBU / NATHAN REINDS

The second rehearsal of Switzerland  will take place on Wednesday 4/5 so we will have a better picture of what we will see from Marius on the stage of the competition.


 

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Switzerland: Watch Marius Bear’s first Live Performance of “Boys Do Cry”!

Marius Bear has performed “Boys Do Cry”, his entry for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, live for the first time.

Last night Marius Bear gave his first live performance of “Boys Do Cry”, the song that he will take to the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland. The official video clip was released on March 8th, but hadn’t been heard the live version up to this point. His performance was part of a wider showcase performance for the Italian language Swiss broadcaster RSI.

Watch his performance below (“Boys Do Cry” starts at 49 minutes):

Who is Marius Bear?

28-year-old Marius Bear won the Swiss Music Award for Best Talent in 2019. He also released his debut album Not Loud Enough the same year. In 2020, he released the cover of Whitney Houston‘s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody ” after performing it on the TV show I Can See Your Voice. The cover currently has over 3.4 million streams on Spotify. Recently he has released the singles “Evergreen” and “Roses“.

Marius Bear will perform “Boys Do Cry” in 4th position in Semi-Final One on May 10th.

 

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What do you think of “Boys Do Cry”? Could this be a winner entry for Switzerland this year? Tell us your opinion in the comments!

Don’t forget to Vote in our poll! For the First Semi-final you vote HERE and for the Second Semi-final you vote HERE.

 

 

Switzerland: Listen to “Boys Do Cry”, Marius Bear’s song for Eurovision 2022!

The rumours that have been all over internet last day were true and Switzerland is ready for Eurovision 2022!

Marius Bear will represent the country with the song “Boys Do Cry” in Turin. More information about the team that will support him at Eurovision stage haven’t been published, although the Swiss broadcaster has chosen Sascha Jean Baptist and her team for their last entries.

Listen to “Boys Do Cry” below:

Who is Marius Bear?

28-year-old Marius Bear won the Swiss Music Award for Best Talent in 2019. He also released his debut album Not Loud Enough the same year. In 2020, he released the cover of Whitney Houston‘s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody ” after performing it on the TV show I Can See Your Voice. The cover currently has over 3.4 million streams on Spotify. Recently he has released the singles “Evergreen” and “Roses“.

What do you think of “Boys Do Cry”? Could this be a winner entry for Switzerland this year? Tell us your opinion in the comments!

Switzerland: Is Marius Bear representing the country with the song “Boys Do Cry”?

The rumours of Marius Bear representing Switzerland in Turin with the song “Boys Do Cry” has been all over internet the last few hours.

Specifically, the Swiss newspaper called “Blick Speulates” publised that Marius Bear with that song has been chosen for Eurovision 2022 and the Swiss eurovision site “Douzepoints.cz” has mentioned that Marius has uploaded a video on instagram working together with Jean-Marc Richard,the Eurovision commentator from French-speaking broadcaster in Switzerland.

As for the song, Marius has already published that his new track would have been out on March and based on rumours, there has been a song with the title “Boys Do Cry” that has been sent to the Swiss broadcaster for Eurovision 2022. Also, the song is rumoured to have a duration of almost 3 minutes and Genius, the site that updates the lyrics of every song, has the song under Eurovision Song Contest 2022 album already.

You can listen to a small part of “Boys Do Cry” below:

Who is Marius Bear?

28-year-old Marius Bear won the Swiss Music Award for Best Talent in 2019. He also released his debut album Not Loud Enough the same year. In 2020, he released the cover of Whitney Houston‘s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody ” after performing it on the TV show I Can See Your Voice. The cover currently has over 3.4 million streams on Spotify. Recently he has released the singles “Evergreen” and “Roses“.

Listen to his latest single:

One day left to see if the rumours are true and Marius is flying to Turin for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022!

Until then, stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the latest updates!

Source: ESCXTRA