Switzerland may have been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup, but they have scored a victory with Sebalter, as his Eurovision 2014 entry “Hunter of Stars” has won Canadian broadcaster CBC’s World Cup of Music.
Staged as a knock-out tournament, each nation competing in Brazil was assigned the best new song from an artist of that country. The whistling Swiss lawyer was up against some stiff competition, with Pharrell Williams representing the USA, Iggy Azalea turning out for her home country Australia and Shakira shimmying for Colombia. It was then up to website visitors to vote for their favourites as the tournament progressed.
After beating Pharrell’s “Happy” in the semi-final, Sebalter was then up against Ivory Coast artists Magic System feat. Chawki with their song “Magic in the Air”. But it was Switzerland who triumphed with this well deserved victory.
Our only demand is that the city of Lugano throw a ticker tape parade in Sebalter’s honour!