Armed with a violin and some major whistling skills, Sebalter has won Die Entscheidungsshow, the Swiss national selection for Eurovision 2014!
His song “Hunter of Stars” is a toe-tapping, honkey tonk slam dunk. Apparently it was inspired by a roadtrip through America. Given the banjo sounds, hand-clapping and country-rodeo vibe, we’re going to guess he visited the American South at some point. Yee haw, y’all!
The Wiwi Jury is particularly pleased that he won. It means we actually made an accurate prediction! Whew.
1. Sebalter — Hunter of Stars
2. Yasmina Hunzinger — I Still Believe
3. 3 for All — Together Forever
4. , Christian Tschanz — Au Paradis
5. Nino Colonna — La luce del cuore
6. Natacha & Stephanie — Une terre sans vous
During the show Sebalter also performed a cover of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”. Here he is in a pre-show recording playing it on his fiddle. If the video of his performance from the national final appears, we’ll post it below.
Seb has a seriously expressive face.
What do you think? Are you pleased Sebalter won in Switzerland? Is this your favourite Eurovision song so far?
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He’s good looking, the song is catchy and relaxing. His voice is deep and calm. However, his English is terrible but with some improvements I think he can do much better.
He’s my favourite this year.
The song is good but it was not my favorite. Good luck Sebalter!!!
Not overly enthusiastic about Sebalter, but there wasn’t really much to choose from, was there? Decent song that sticks in your head and he just oozes musicality 😀
I hate to be a party pooper, but I think Heilsarmee/Takasa was better last year.
When I listened all of Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow entries….I thought Hunter of stars would win and represent Switzerland…and It becomes real!!
Hunter of stars : brilliant song with rich musical diversity…So original and eyecatchy
Nice choice! GF top 10 entry!
His encore performance was spot on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWdcaxG7oP8
I suspect that he had in-ear problems during the first performance.
It was my favorite and my prediction too. Even before the Expert Check, when I listened to the song, I knew we could have a potential winner in it. I have had this song in my head since November (if I’m not mistaken) at that’s unlikely to change. I’m totally in love with this song <3
The only ones I know were that Sebalter did Avicii and Aloe Blacc’s “Wake Me Up,” and Natasha and Stephanie did Stromae’s “Papaoutai” – but of course you could’ve figured that out from this thread. I either didn’t recognize or didn’t remember the others.
Regarding Yasmina’s song, when I listened to the clip, I completely forgot any initial opinions I had about it and I can see why a lot of people voted for it.
Alex: As much as her vocals were great, the song was horrible without a shadow of doubt. We already had that pompous and pretentious last year, overrated BTW. The best made 1st place and the worst went 2nd place, like last years’ Greek NF. Seb was out of timing, but the whistling was genius.
Do you know the covers they did after their songs? I had to go out on the middle of all the songs choosings.
My TOP 6
I AM SO RELIEVED THAT YASMINA DID NOT WIN. ZZZZZzzzz zzzz
Z24, I missed her performance, but judging by the clips which were shown for the voting, it looked like her vocals were phenomenal live.
Best of a bad bunch. He is pretty attractive too.
Wow did the swiss wete close of royally screwing themselves.
Here is the live performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23SGN8-N8ys
SEBalter was by far the best.
He covered “Wake Me Up” by Avicii.
3- 3ForAll (I think)
4- Christian whatever his last name is (I think)
5- Nino Colonna (I think)
6- Natacha & Stéphanie
They showed the results during the show, just trying to remember them correctly.
So glad my favourite won for once. Great song will great vocals. Hope this song makes the grand final and is on the left hand side of the leader bored good luck:)
What were their covers?
Amazing. The best song won and they have a chance to go through. Go Swiss!!
Anyone has the complete results?
Preferred Christian, but this was my second choice!
I guess Christian’s draw order handicapped him.
And even though I hated Natacha and Stephanie’s song, I loved their version of Papaoutai.
Me too, out of the confirmed entries so far, i am freakin happy that this won!!! Go Sebalter!!! Go Switzerland!!!
I missed the show, but judging by the reprise performance, it was likely well-deserved. I’m glad these guys won. Something light, fresh, lively, creative, and well-sung for the Eurovision stage. Let’s just ask them not to cover “Wake Me Up” again. 😉
I predicted both the Finnish and Swiss winners tonight! Woot 🙂
Finally, a national selection where my favourite won 😛
Sebalter was by far the best and the only one that could make it through the semi-final IMO. I’m happy with his win and excited to see how he does in Copenhagen 😀