SRF, Switzerland’s German-language broadcaster, recenty announced the nine finalists battling for its three places in Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow, the Swiss national selection. They’ll each perform live in front of a professional jury on November 30. But you don’t have to be in the judging room to let your voice be heard. You can check out all nine of the semi-finalists below. Then vote for your three favourite acts in our poll. We’ll published our results on November 29 so the judges in Switzerland will know what all y’all are thinking! You can vote for as many contestants as you would like, but you can only vote one time, so make it count.
3 For All with “Together Forever”. It opens with a “We Are One” reference and the sense of togetherness doesn’t stop. They set “We are the World” to a Gypsy beat. It’s pleasant but lacks any thrust. Next!
Arxplendida with “Mercurii diei”. Are they seriously chanting in Latin? I know they are male and under the age of 90, but they remind me of the Buranovskiye Babushki. I don’t know what the hell they’re saying, they are wearing something vaguely exotic looking, and there is a whole lot of gimmick going on. Not my favourite.
Gosia with “I’m Not Afraid”. I love a good dance track laced with melancholy. Oh this is my jam, y’all! This feels very EuroClub and I think it’s time that Switzerland opened its heart to a foreign performer. (Yeah, I know, Celine Dion, but that was ages ago).
Hot Connection with “Music From The Sixties”. The song title says it all. This is from another era. Sadly, any Swiss from that era probably don’t have mobile phones and will not be voting for you. This cannot go through.
Martin Kirchberger with “Yourope”. Um, it was cute when Youtube did it. But Yourope is just not going to take off.
Nino Colonna with “La luce del cuore”. There’s something quite uplifting about this. I’d be happy if this went through. It will never challenge for the win, but Nino has pizzazz!
One Day Remains with “Alpha”.
This song was published on Youtube back in July. Isn’t there a rule against that competing at Eurovision? Anyway, if you close your eyes I swear they sound like Sinplus (but slowed way, way down). Slow rock puts me to sleep, so I’ma pass on this one. I cannot find a video of this song on Youtube. Boooooo. Here they are on the Eurovision platform. It’s not really memorable. I don’t like slow rock.
Swissters with “Celebration”. Do y’all remember the Swedish House Wives from Melodifestivalen? Well I think we just found their Swiss cousins! These Swissters deserve a spot in the final if only because their video is ridiculous. We know y’all aren’t actually dancing in that stream! LOL.
Yasmina Hunzinger with “I Still Believe”. The most interesting part of this video is the dog sitting on her lap during the recording studio. Zzzzzzz.