The Swiss online pre-selection for Eurovision 2015 has just gone continental in a big way, as former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta (a founding member, no less) has entered the competition with her latest release, “Candy”!
Or at least…that’s what it seems like. Jessica revealed the new song on her Instagram and Soundcloud accounts as a teaser for her upcoming debut album Feline Resurrection. After that, the song then appeared on the SRF web portal along with all the other videos that have entered the contest so far.
But wiwibloggs has now learned from Jessica’s press team that so far, Jessica has NOT entered the song “for any competition”. Which, to us, makes the whole situation sound a little bit weird.
First things first – as it stands, “Candy” actually breaks the 3 minute limit rule, so there will have to be some tinkering done if the song were to ever go to Eurovision. But is this another sign that the song was never meant for Eurovision?
If so, then there will have to be questions raised about how songs are allowed on to the SRF portal. In order to upload a video, you must provide contact details and agree to the regulations (effectively stating that it is indeed your own work). Has somebody scandalously placed Jessica in to a competition that she didn’t know about!?
It would be a shame if the song were not entered to the contest after all, as it’s pretty strong and has a really great chorus. Jessica would definitely have her supporters (she calls her fans “Sutters”, did you know?), with nearly 40,000 followers on Twitter. She’s also got a large LGBT fanbase and is a fierce proponent of equal rights – so she’d be in good company if she made it to Vienna with the likes of Conchita!
We’re looking to get to the bottom of this odd case, so keep your eyes out for further updates!