Earlier today, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — continued its journey through Switzerland ahead of Die Grosse Entschediungsshow on January 31. This time we stopped off in the country’s capital, Bern, to tour the historic old town and to review Timebelle and their song “Singing About Love”. Did our jurors fall in love? Or was it a matter of hate at first listen? Read on to find out…

Angus: This. Is. Awesome. Okay so the chorus is kind of a let down after the really promising build up of the first verse, but this is really catchy and totally deserves to win. The addition of the accordion adds an authentic edge and basically does what Elaiza tried to do in 2014, only about a thousand times better (and I liked Elaiza so I’m being generous with that margin).

Score: 9/10

Anthony: One of the favourites to represent Switzerland and I can clearly see why. “Singing About Love” does exactly what it says and really brings out the feel-good factor. Lead vocalist Miruna Manescu’s one talented lady and she fits into the group like a duck to water.

Score: 8/10

Sami: This is a perfect Swiss entry. Typical radio pop, doesn’t annoy anyone and might make it to the final – but won’t place really highly. It’s well-produced and they look great on stage. It’s catchy, has great instrumentation and I think this might be the song we hear in Vienna.

Score: 8/10

Renske: This is catchy and I love how the accordion and saxophone combine. To be honest, if this song goes to Vienna as many people are predicting, I’m not sure it is strong enough to make people pick up the phone and vote. The song is indeed memorable and Timebelle’s vocals are strong and controlled, but it doesn’t give me “the sparks” yet.

Score: 7/10

Chris: Certainly with the construction of this band, your mind harkens back to Mandinga in 2012 – and Timebelle certainly have the Romanian roots to boot. Much like “Zaleilah”, I feel like I should like “Singing About Love” a lot more than I do. The band work well together and it’s got a nice hook, but it just doesn’t come alive for me…yet.

Score: 7/10

Ramadan: This is my favourite to win the national selection. I think Timebelle would be the right choice and usher Switzerland into the finals. It’s the most modern song of the lot and I love the mixtures of genres. It’s the most radio-friendly entry. Credit to the lead singer for flowing so well in the band. Those vocals are full of confidence, y’all!

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Sopon: Hot girl, hot accordionist, hot song = what can go wrong? Mixing pop, hipster, and rock perfectly, I love it. I adore Miruna, she sounds like Anna Rossinelli (the singer), who I adore! Although the rest of the band sounds nothing like Anna Rossinelli (the band), I certainly rate this highly.

Score: 10/10

RobynOMG, this song is adorable! Really strong verses lead to a killer chorus that always makes me smile. And a non-cheesy sax solo! Plus as an extra bonus, all members of the band are rather good looking. Timebelle has great stage presence too. I would be happy to see this in Vienna.

Score: 8/10

Josh: The hot favourite so far in the wiwibloggs poll, and I can see why. It’s a solid pop-rock song. Catchy tune and the lead singer has a great vocal. Could make it to the final, but it may struggle to have a similar impact as ‘Hunter of Stars’ had in 2014. But overall it’s a good entry!

Score: 7.5/10

Deban: Timebelle simply NAIL IT! There’s an ease to “Singing About Love”. Miruna Munescu, the Romanian lead vocalist, exudes the right dose of flirty confidence. The subtle, yet flawless choreography of the all-male band members, demonstrate that they take this gig seriously – without overworking the brief.

Score: 9/10

William: Any woman brave enough to wear a cap backwards with a glittery dress and leather lace-up boots gets my vote! But seriously, this song is the most modern of the lot. It goes for a lot — country, jazz, dance, and rock to name a few genres — yet for some reason it works. Credit to the lovely lead vocalist for bringing it all together. In my mind Switzerland is a two-horse race between Timebelle and Andy McSean, but I’m going to back “Singing About Love”. This is my Swiss jam, y’all! 

Score: 9/10

Patrick: Well, I have to say that this is the only suitable song of the NF, even if it’s a show with low quality songs! Timebelle is still not my cup of tea and I don’t know what I should think of it. I can see it being performed in Vienna, but I have the feeling that something like what happened to Anna Rossinelli could happen and people could forget it! We’ve heard this kind of song a million times before and a good voice alone can’t win. It’s catchy and you can dance to it, but I’m not sure how it would do in Vienna.

Score: 5/10

Zach: I can see why this is a favourite — it’s very infectious to say the least! Pleasant to listen to, catchy, and really good vocals from the main female singer. I’ll agree with others in that the build up is slightly let down by the chorus, but I found myself bopping along to it regardless.

Score: 8/10

The highest and lowest scores have been removed before calculating the final scores to avoid bias. We have removed a high of 10 and a low of 5

The Wiwi Jury Verdict: 8.1/10

You can read all of our reviews and rankings for Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow by clicking here. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team from wiwibloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

Photos courtesy of Timebelle

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LucyEAPercy
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This song is adorable! I hope the Swiss choose the right song tonight! Can’t fathom Take Me Back To 23!

Shijie Yu
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Shijie Yu

YOUR PERFUME didn’t even made it to the final
Shame on Swiss experts

Marcus (Day One)
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Marcus (Day One)

What do people like about this song.
It’s just meh…
I don’t have much confidence in it qualifying for the Eurovision final if it’s picked.
I just don’t get the hype

Joanna
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Joanna

The song is catchy, modern, very positive, music production at the highest level, a great voice, able to win the grand final in Vienna.

s5
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s5

Timebelle for Switzerland!!!

Somebody
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Somebody

It’s an ordinary pop song, and i think the live is not that good.
I hope Melanie Rene to win.

D
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D

Eh, it’s ok. I really can’t stand the lyrics and the whole fact the song’s ‘singing about love’, but it’s not terrible. Due to the overall low quality of Switzerland this year it’s my second or third favourite. I can see it winning and either just missing out on qualification or placing 8th-10th in the semi. 6/10

Thiefo
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I’m liking this year’s swiss final so much, I love many of the entries and was having a hard time deciding my favourite, but I think Timebelle wins the prize, it’s one of those songs that are easy to listen and improve your mood just by hearing it, at least for me.
I wouldn’t mind if either Timebelle, Deborah or Licia win for Switzerland.

SteKay
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SteKay

Not sure what the hype over this song is…at all. Dahi with Destiny was extremely robbed

Me...Lucy
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That’s just a dumb,happy upbeat song. I will forever be sad because this masterpiece didn’t get to the final 🙁 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uv7pO9IJcc

Gavin
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Gavin

I like it. But iv heard it. I don’t need to hear it again. Surprised its got a big following but do appreciate the voice and its upbeat quality. 5/10.

Timselvision
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Timselvision

10 outta 10. My favorite song from the Swiss NF + my new number one if it wins, even though it will probz won´t do very well. The song is catchy, the singer is kinda hot… I just like this song, as I like most Swiss songs a lot. Go Switzerland, chose this next week 😀

Alex
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Alex

Underlying the saxophone and accordion lines is a fairly standard C-major composition with generic lyrics, so it’s not my favorite song of the lot. Take Me Back to 23 is much better, and Fly is also more of a standout to me. Still, it’s cheery and pleasant, and to the difference of Stephanie, I thought it was exceptionally well sung live. It might not stand out much at ESC, and even if the televoters are impressed, I don’t know what the jury will think. Still, to me it’s a pretty weak year so far, so Timebelle’s chances might still be… Read more »

nade
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nade

It’s happy, upbeat, positive, catchy, memorable and the lead singer is gorgeous. That explains the hype to me! LOVE IT.

Easpag
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Easpag

Mindnumbingly boring. It’s all soft and dainty with average vocals, a gentle pop sound and no hook whatsoever. I don’t understand the hype.

Titaniumsparrow
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Titaniumsparrow

Cheezy and irritating. I feel like this is more of a Junior Eurovision entry.

Stephanie
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I don’t get the hype over this song at all. The live vocal from the lead singer during the expert check performance was really bad

Calvin
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Calvin

Someone please explain the appeal of this song to me.

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

I SO want this to win!

Melissa J
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Very fun, and I love anything with an accordion AND a saxophone! Though I wish the accordion would play out a bit more–save for the solo, it gets lost in the rest of the instrumentation. I think this would be a nice Swiss entry.

William Lee Adams
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Agree. It seems like a solid qualifier if it gets through to Eurovisoin.

Giorgios
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9/10 My second favorite after ‘Fly’. They will head Switzerland to the final if they got selected