When Romania’s Todomondo and Denmark’s DQ competed against each other at Eurovision 2007 in Helsinki, the Romanians had the edge. Todomondo finished 13th in the final, while DQ finished 19th in the semis. Having licked their wounds, both groups are back—and both are competing for the chance to represent Switzerland.
The Alpine nation, perhaps best known for winning the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest with its then unknown contestant Celine Dione, is inviting interested contestants to upload videos to its official Eurovision Selection Page until October 30. DQ has entered a poptastic dance number called “Take My Heart,” which you can listen to here (“Come on over here, whisper in my ear, say you love me….”). Todomondo is pinning its hopes on “Caliente.” You can judge if it really is hot by listening to it here (“Every night I hold you tight and everything is going to be all right…”).
Despite the influx of Eurovision stars from abroad, there are in fact Swiss entries in the contest. Mariella Farré, who represented Switzerland in 1983 and 1985 (placing 15th and 12th respectively), is back with the song “Should I?” In it she asks, “Should I? Could I? Would I? Will I?” If she isn’t sure that she should compete again, then perhaps she shouldn’t….You can listen to Mariella’s entry here.
Just in case you don’t know who any of these people are, Wiwi is kindly inserting some videos of them in action:
DQ singing “Drama Queen” at Eurovision 2007:
Todomondo performing “Liubi, Liubi, I Love You” at Eurovision 2007:
Mariella Farré competing at Eurovision 1985 with her song “Piano, Piano”: