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Switzerland: The country’s representative for Eurovision 2024 will be announced on February 29!

The day when the artist that will represent Switzerland in Eurovision 2024 will be revealed, was announced a few minutes ago! Read more

Switzerland will not be represented by a male ballad at Eurovision 2024!

The head of Switzerland’s Eurovision delegation, Yves Schifferle, disclosed via an Instagram story that this year’s Swiss entry will not be a male ballad.

The country sent ballads performed by male artists to the song contest between 2020 and 2023. That’s about to change after four years. It’s unclear, though, if the performer is going to be a man or what music genre the song that will represent Switzerland in Malmö will fall into.

Five artists vying to represent Switzerland

Almost 420 songs were submitted for the country’s representation at Eurovision 2024. On December 5, five shortlisted artists recorded their songs in the SRF studios in Zurich. After hearing all five songs, a jury and an audience committee consisting of more than a hundred people will make a final decision, early in the new year. In March 2024, the final result will be disclosed, revealing the contestant who will represent Switzerland in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest.


With his song “Watergun”, Remo Forrer represented Switzerland this year, placing 20th in the Grand Final.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4NDErv49mk&embeds_referring_euri=https%3A%2F%2Feurovisionfun.com%2F&source_ve_path=MjM4NTE&feature=emb_title


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Switzerland: Five Artists To Represent the Country!

One of the founding members of Eurovision Song Contest, Switzerland, chooses its representatives through an internal selection with multiple stages until the final result since 2019. This is how it happens for Eurovision 2024 as well, while the submission procedure opened on August the 10th and closed on August the 24th for all those various artists who wish to reperesent Switzerland at Eurovision.

More specifically, at the very first stages of the selection procedure, there is a Swiss jury who have already listened to all the submitted songs and have gradually ended up to a list with less and less entries. At the later stages, there is also an audience jury which includes both Swiss and international juries’ members, who have participate at the past either as juries’ members or even not.

Thus, according to Jean Marc Richard from RTS Switzerland, some details have been released for the Swiss Internal Selection, which are the following:

  • Almost 420 songs were submitted to represent the country.
  • On December the 5th, the five final artists recorded their songs at the SRF Studios in Zurich.
  • The juries of professionals and the international audience jury will listen to the final five songs, while the final decision will be taken at the beginning of the new year.
  • The song for Eurovision 2024 will be released in March of 2024.
  • It is rumored that among the final five artists former representatives of the recent years are not included.

Until then, take a look at Switzerland’s entry for Eurovision 2023, “Watergun”, performed by Remo Forrer, which ended up in the 20th place at the Grand Final:

Source: https://escbeat.com/

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Switzerland: Submission window for Eurovision 2024 is now open!

Just a few ays ago, Switzerland, announced that they are going to selecet both their artist and song for Eurovision 2024, internally. Earlier today, the German-speaking public broadcaster of the country, SRF, posted the new rules of the internal selection, as well as opening the submission window.

The selecton process will be a little different from the one that is being used since 2019, which gave Switzerland a qualification streak for the first-time, as well as two top 5 results!

Just like in previous years, there will be different stages of the selection. In all of these stages, the songs will be assessed by two different juries. The first will consist of  a 25-member jury, which will include music professionals who have taken part in the contest in the past. On the same time, this year we will see an international audience jury taking part in the selection.

Whoever wants to take part in the selection, can submit their song in the official website of SRF for Eurovision, between the 10th and the 25th of August 2023. The artist and song that will represent Switzerland, will be revealed in early 2024.

The representative of Switzerland in Eurovision 2024, was Remo Forrer with his song “Watergun”, ending up in 20th place in the Grand Final:

https://youtu.be/l4NDErv49mk

Switzerland: The country confirms its participation in Eurovision 2024!

Switzerland officially confirmed that they are going to take part in Eurovision Song Contest 2024, taking place in Malmö, Sweden.

SRF, the public broadcaster of the country, confirmed their participation through an email to the website, That Eurovision Site. However, SRF,  didn’t give out any further info on the selection process, but in recent years, the country is used to internal selections.

As it seems, preparations have already begun, for at least a month now. The representative of Austria in this year’s contest, Teya, posted a tweet saying that she was part of a listening session of a candidate song for Switzerland,  and even being sure that this is the track that will represent the country!

The representative of Switzerland in Eurovision 2023 was Remo Forrer, with his song “Watergun”, ending up in 20th place in the Grand Final:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Swiss participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

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Eurovision 2023: The First Dress Rehearsals of the First Semi-Final

The First Dress rehearsals of the first semi-final have taken place just a moment ago and the emotions are increasing in Liverpool.

Please enjoy a few snippets of what we just watched during the first Dress Rehearsal of the First Semifinal of Eurovision 2023:

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/kkg2IYCzINw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7UWucPFidw&ab_channel=Eurovisionfun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxZjOnmr0-s&ab_channel=Eurovisionfun

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for more news about the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

 

 

Listen to the acouctic version of the songs from Switzerland and Lithuania!

The third episode of the new series on the official Eurovision TouTube channel,“A Little Bit More”, took place on Friday night.

Thus, after some time, the official Eurovision YouTube channel post the various performances of the competing artists.

You can listen to the acoustic versions of the songs from Switzerland and Lithuania in the videos below!

Switzerland – Remo Forrer – “Watergun”

Lithuania – Monika Linkytė – “Stay” 

You can also watch the reactions of the Eurovisionfun team, reacting and commenting on Switzerland’s and Lithuania’s Eurovision 2023 entries below:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

The Netherlands: All the performances of “Eurovision in Concert 2023”!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 took place in AFAS Live in Amsterdam, last night, with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert was hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The artists that performed last night were the following:

Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija

Balcan sounds and consistent vocals is what we got from Albina and the Kelmendi Family! Might be the suprise entry of this year.

Armenia – Brunette

Brunette singing about her Future Lover with ethereal vocals and the crowds singing along. Beautiful performance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KspC8I7MXl0

Australia – Voyager

Voyager give what they promise! Rock and electronic sounds, so 2025! What is concerning though, is that even though their song is supposed to be very uplifting, the crowd was too static. Also falsetto was not always on point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx73Q68eWwU

Austria – Teya & Salena

That’s not a song where you can show off some unreal vocals, however it’s the song that will definitely make you dance! And Teya & Salena deliver, solid vocals and much much fun! One of my personal favourites and if you ask me, a finalist and highly likely a Top5 entry!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdh6cFfcfKo

Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX

TuralTuranX “tell us more” about their entry this year, however I’m still not getting it. A song that I could listen to the radio without complaining, but wouldn’t catch my eye/ear at the contest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XiT0RvJPn0

Belgium – Gustaph

The queerest entry of the year! His vocals are as good as the studio version! He is a fun guy! This is the kind of entries that I would like to qualify, even though that’s not the style of songs that I normally listen to!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgx-CPHRx5A

Czechia – Vesna

I can only comment on their vocals. They were okay. However, this entry started off as a potential winner, but I’m not getting that vibe, at least not yet. But hey! It’s just a party performance! Let’s wait for their contest rehearsals!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CocNlkxpxdg

Denmark – Reiley

Danish heart-throb Reiley, had his best performance to date. Some minor vocal issues, but overall a nice performance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuT–QEIyag

Estonia – Alika

Nice song and great vocals! But for me, it’s no more than just that. I wouldn’t be surprised if Estonia got disqualified.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UKYFFFWjgU

Finland – Käärijä

Normally, that’s a song that I can’t stand listening to for more than 10 seconds. Strangely, combined to his eccentric looks and his super nice personality, I could now handle listening to his entire Amsterdam performance! Personal opinion aside, I can totally see why this is a contender for the win.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd0n_sNDiAo

France – La Zarra

Unfortunately, after a statement in her personal Twitter account, La Zarra announced that she has to cancel her appearance in Amsterdam, due to personal circumstances.

Germany – Lord of the Lost

I can’t be objective, I don’t like this style of music. I can only be objective about their vocal abilities, which are on point I must admit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmPSRnNpd0A

Iceland – Diljá

That’s a song that I would add to my daily playlist, however, this song lacks something that I still don’t know what it is! Diljá’s voice is great admitedly!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjjsWy1R93k

Ireland – Wild Youth

Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” x “Ritmo De La Noche” x “We Are One” would be a great mashup! I low-key like this song and I loved their Amsterdam performance. But something tells me that they will struggle to qualify this year. Let’s see what happens!

Latvia – Sudden Lights

Another performance that sounds exactly like the recorded version of their song! I didn’t see the love from the AFAS Live crowd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1qFm5Wtkgg

Lithuania – Monika Linkytė

Monika definitely sounds even better than the studio version of the song. She will try to claim a high placement in the rankings of the jury voting in this year’s contest! In the beginning I didn’t quite like “Stay“, I can now say that I love her vocals on this track!

Malta – The Busker

They were not bad, not at all sounding bad live, but were they as good as it needs to be to qualify to the final show of Eurovision Song Contest? Song-wise I think not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIswu3YrrfU

Moldova – Pasha Parfeni

Despite the technical issues with his Madrid performance, Pasha, the Moldovan 2012 representative and returning artist of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, managed to pull off his performance. Great vocals and energy overall!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7LsW-dA_0U

Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper

It’s really sad to see my 2nd place to perform questionably in their own country’s party concert. Their vocals sound a bit off at times and as a duo their vocals don’t seem to connect on their live performance. I hope they fix it till their semi-final, I don’t want to see them become the shocking non-qualifier of the year.

Norway – Alessandra

Very much improved vocally, Alessandra, gets carried away by the strength of her song and her fans are absolutely loving it! The whistle note was so-so. She will improve, I am sure!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F97_a4eMpK0

Romania – Theodor Andrei

Theodor has a nice voice, but this song is totally “Off and On” so one would either like it or not. I don’t.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyin57pzpcc

San Marino – Piqued Jacks

Their are very very good vocally. Their lead vocalist sounds like Klaus Meine, frontman of Scorpions band. Their song is not at all bad after all.

Slovenia – Joker Out

I simply love this band and this song! One of my favourites! I love how they sound in each and every appearance they make before the contest. I hope they continue delivering up until the Eurovision finals!

Spain – Blanca Paloma

A blend of flamenco and modern sounds, bringing Spanish tradition to 2023. Her vocals are absolutely amazing. I just don’t get the hype around this entry, it is a great entry for Spain, but definitely not a top 3 entry as many fans are claiming over at social media!

Sweden – Loreen

Her vocals are out of this world! Another amazing performance of the former Eurovision 2012 winner and potential 2023 winner! And for those that claim that she sings with the assistance of an Auto-Tune device, I can assure you that even when she rehearsed in the corridors of Malmö Arena or Friends Arena during the Melodifestivalen season, she sounded exactly the same, or even better than the studio version! My winner for sure!

Switzerland – Remo Forrer

I absolutely love his Amsterdam (and every single one of his) live performance! I can’t wait to see this song complete and staged and Remo joined by his four dancers! I think he will qualify! But let’s wait and see!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGsRTZ5sPcA

Ukraine – TVORCHI

I love TVORCHI and their song and their Amsterdam performance. They sounded really really good, I am a fan of their style of music, but I don’t see this entry winning. Let’s see another country winning this year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFkzKOkc_k

United Kingdom – Mae Muller

Come on, she doesn’t sound as atrocious as most of the Twitter people claim. And at least she enjoys it and the crowd loves her! I hope she will do much better in Liverpool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EMepsNxZUU

 

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news about the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool!

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Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place tonight in Amsterdam!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place in The Netherlands tonight , with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert will be hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The full line-up is as follows:

  1. Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija
  2. Armenia – Brunette
  3. Australia – Voyager
  4. Austria – Teya & Salena
  5. Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX
  6. Belgium – Gustaph
  7. Czechia – Vesna
  8. Denmark – Reiley
  9. Estonia – Alika
  10. Finland – Käärijä
  11. France – La Zarra
  12. Germany – Lord of the Lost
  13. Iceland – Diljá
  14. Ireland – Wild Youth
  15. Latvia – Sudden Lights
  16. Lithuania – Monika Linkytė
  17. Malta – The Busker
  18. Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
  19. The Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper
  20. Norway – Alessandra
  21. Romania – Theodor Andrei
  22. San Marino – Piqued Jacks
  23. Slovenia – Joker Out
  24. Spain – Blanca Paloma
  25. Sweden – Loreen
  26. Switzerland – Remo Forrer
  27. Ukraine – TVORCHI
  28. United Kingdom – Mae Muller

In addition, Katrina Leskanich (Eurovision 1997, UK, winner, “Love Shine a Light“) will  appear as a special guest.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news about the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool!

OGAE Poll 2023: The results of Switzerland!

The announcement of the OGAE fan club rankings continues, with the 6th country to announce its results being Switzerland.

The 77 members of OGAE Switzerland voted as follows:

  • 12 points to France
  • 10 points to Sweden
  • 8 points to Finland
  • 7 points to Austria
  • 6 points to Norway
  • 5 points to Italy
  • 4 points to United Kingdom
  • 3 points to Czechia
  • 2 points to Slovenia
  • 1 point to Moldova

The added up results after the votes of the six fan clubs are as follows:

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all he news regarding the OGAE Poll 2023 and Eurovision!

Source: OGAE International