After months of selections, judging rounds and finally one grand live show in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland have chosen their act for Eurovision 2015 – and it’s Mélanie René!

Die Grosse Entshcheidungsshow, hosted by Swiss TV personality Sven Epiney, featured the six finalists performing their songs as well as a cover version of another well known song. Voting was split 50-50 between an expert jury and a televote. The ten-person jury had representatives from all of the Swiss broadcasters and included Switzerland’s 2014 entrant Sebalter.

After performing “Time to Shine,” Mélanie  followed it up with a spine-tingling cover of Sia’s “Chandelier” that helped secure her victory over her five competitors, including pre-show favourites Timebelle.

RESULTS OF DIE GROSSE ENTSCHEDIUNGSSHOW 2015:

1. Mélanie René – “Time to Shine”

2. Timebelle – “Singing About Love”

3. Licia Chery – “Fly”

4. Andy McSean – “Hey Now”

5. Tiziana – “Only Human”

6. Deborah Bough – “Take Me Back to 23”

Also performing on stage was Conchita Wurst, the 2014 winner performing “Rise Like A Phoenix” once more.

What do you think of Mélanie’s victory? Do you think that Switzerland chose the right act? Or will they find themselves in trouble when it comes to the semi finals in Vienna? Let us know in the comments below!

You can read our interview we conducted with Mélanie René prior to the contest here

FOLLOW ALL OF OUR SWITZERLAND EUROVISION 2015 NEWS HERE.

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Nikos
Nikos
6 years ago

I love it so much! Different and mysterious. Extremely memorable and a great voice. My fav so far for sure

Steven
Steven
6 years ago

@CookyMonsta

Switzerland haven’t been confirmed as performing last in the semi final , they are just showing last currently on Wikipedia as they are listed alphabetically. They drew the second half but they could be anywhere in the last half at the moment, that is only decided once all the songs are chosen.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
6 years ago

not the worst entry ever
but it could have been Arbresha though
can we have a ban on including ‘Shine’ in an entry’s title? that goes for Cyprus’ Minus One too…
1) Georgia
2) Malta
3) Netherlands
4) Macedonia
5) France
6) Albania
7) Switzerland
8) Belarus

Noah
Noah
6 years ago

Not-qualifier screams from everywhere. But, I kinda dig it.

Jak
Jak
6 years ago

I am so happy that FINALLY Switzerland picked a Suisse romande, Francophone artist. Since their new national final debuted in 2011, the country always represented by German or Italian speaking singers and Carrousel was my biggest disappoinment ever in any national final. They are the real winner of 2013 at all. Well, about the song, I like trip hop and electronica but this song is still sounds like a demo – they should work on it and I believe that they will. Then I will have my final review. For now, as it is a demo, not a qualifier of… Read more »

davved
davved
6 years ago

switzerland has once again choosen a middle of the road kind of song….will not do great…..when will they ever learn

JESCGermany15
JESCGermany15
6 years ago

She has a really amazing voice but I don’t really like this song because this is not my music style! But good luck to our neighbours! My top8 is now:
1.The Netherlands
2.Georgia
3.Malta
4.FYR Macedonia
5.Switzerland
6.Belarus
7.Albania
8.France

PP
PP
6 years ago

1.Malta
2.The Netherlands
3.Switzerland
4.Albania
5.France
6.Georgia
7.Belarus
8.F.Y.R Macedonia

Mario Vision of Gay Love
Mario Vision of Gay Love
6 years ago

Very beautiful song… I really like it a lot…! <3
Switzerland can qualify 4 sure to the final if her perfomance is good enough..
Good Luck to Melanie…I hope she shines indeed in Vienna.. 🙂

Blair
Blair
6 years ago

The Swiss probably didn’t choose Timebelle because the lead singer is from Romania…!

a.
a.
6 years ago

it isn’t horrible, but it won’t qualify in my honest opinion. The song itself is mediocre and it WON’T get any better; her vocals aren’t very impressive, and no matter how awesome the staging would be it would still be boring

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Yay!! I love that song! Bern 2016 😀

Arianator
Arianator
6 years ago

Hmm.. i liked timebelle more, but this is ok i guess. I don’t think it will do so well btw

ESC 4ever
ESC 4ever
6 years ago

Sad that timebelle not won but this was my 3th favorite!:
1-Malta
2-Albania
3-The Netherlands
4-Georgia
5-France
6-Switzerland
7-Macedonia
8-Belarus

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

I missed the final, but you won’t get any complaints from me. Of the 18 songs originally submitted to Die Große Entscheidungsshow, I picked her for 6th (2nd among the remaining 6). Licia was my 4th choice among the original 18 (1st choice among those left). Good news and bad news: The good news is that, with the exception of three performers, every contender who was the last to perform in the semifinals (be it a 1-day or 2-day event) has qualified; none have failed this decade… The bad news is, the last time a performer failed to qualify as… Read more »

@mE@mKd
6 years ago

Their selection was not bad at all, this song is actually quite well performed and on the big Stage in Vienna this might look quite spectacular, that is if they rework some of the melodies and parts…. So no major criticism just a little polishing up before their performance.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Yeah, I have to agree on this idea of a common theme – it seems like this kind of ballad and song subject are now the prototypical Eurovision song. I don’t really think Melanie’s going to stick out as far as the song goes. At least Switzerland is drawn second half. I agree that Switzerland should ditch the covers. The jury and televoters should be judging on the Eurovision song performance only. I’m still wondering how Timebelle didn’t win – great live performances, a very original and well-performed cover of Rude Boy… maybe the jury didn’t like them as much,… Read more »

Graph
6 years ago

Oh boy another “let it go and break through” song.

eurana
eurana
6 years ago

I like her voice. The song has many instruments and ups and down very modern. I think Switzerland will go good this year.
1) Malta
2) Switzerland
3) FYR Macedonia
4) Netherlands
5) Georgia
6) Belarus
7) Albania

Me...Lucy
6 years ago

I swear if she hadn’t sung Sia’s Chandelier,she wouldn’t have won. The song is so bad produced I can’t believe how tasteless Swiss people are. It’s a 0 from me.

Ian Charlton
Ian Charlton
6 years ago

Good song – for me was the best song in the final. Other songs had their merits – but this one was the best overall.

Marcus (Day One)
Marcus (Day One)
6 years ago

Someone told me Swiss people were stupid and ignorant.
Why I disagreed with them I’ll never know.
It’s like Switzerland likes being left in the Semi-finals

Shijie Yu
Shijie Yu
6 years ago

NO chance to qualify to the final
Switzerland was already eliminated

YOUR PERFUME IS SOOOOO MUCH BTTER

Calum Macleod
Calum Macleod
6 years ago

Timebelle was SO much better!

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Best and most unique voice out of the bunch.

Musika
Musika
6 years ago

Melanie is a great singer so I guess that’s why she won over the other competitors. However the best of this song is nothing special…might struggle to stand out from other competitors

George Mick
George Mick
6 years ago

I rather like the song however it is not as good as the other competitors. I give it 6th place out of eight so far. Looks like Switzerland won’t be winning this year

Johnnyrapid
Johnnyrapid
6 years ago

Timebelle should be representing Switzerland!

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
6 years ago

Time to shine??

Time to be evicted….

B_O_R_I_N_G

ZzZzZ….

I prefer France. So imagine what i think about Switzerland this year.

The Wealdstone Raider
The Wealdstone Raider
6 years ago

This was their best choice, will probably qualify for the final, but i dont have high expectations of it.

No name
No name
6 years ago

I’m so sorry, but this is horrible. In my opinion it’s cheap, thin and really bad produced. I hope they’ll revamp it, otherwise it’ll be dead last for me. She has a great voice though.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

I think Time to Shine is the best song.
Listening to the lyrics & watching Melanie’s performance in black leather, I am so glad the song wasn’t called “Warrior”. That theme is so boring now.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

2nd time my favorite advances (Malta & Switzerland), and I only discovered the Switzerland song today!

Switzerland performs in the 2nd half of the 2nd semi final, I think it could advance to the final. My worry is the type of song kinda reminds me of Malta’s song (not saying it’s the same song, nope, not that) but in terms of flow.

bastian
bastian
6 years ago

i meant ‘could be’

bastian
bastian
6 years ago

Pretty weak song sung by a beauty with a good voice 🙂 Final? Good be, but a winner? Nope.

Mika
Mika
6 years ago

1. Netherlands (8.5/10)
2. Macedonia (8/10)
3. Malta (7.5/10)
4. Switzerland (7/10)
5. Georgia (7/10)
6. Belarus (6/10)
7. Albania (5.5/10)
8. France (4/10)

D
D
6 years ago

Switzerland made the best decision, I think. I like the song and I believe Switzerland will see another final.

1- Georgia – 10/10
2- Macedonia – 9/10
3- Switzerland – 9/10
4- Belarus – 8/10
5- Albania – 7/10
6- Netherlands – 5/10
7- Malta – 3/10
8- France – 3/10

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

Eh, it’s ok. I would have preferred Licia, but anything is better than Timbelle to be honest.

Stephanie
6 years ago

I’m thrilled for Mélanie, both her performances were outstanding and this was why she deserved the ticket to Vienna. This is the second time my favorite won the Swiss selection, the nation made the right choice!

Titaniumsparrow
Titaniumsparrow
6 years ago

This isn’t anything to get excited about. I highly doubt this will qualify but I am cheering that Timebelle didn’t win so congrats Switzerland on that!

Jacob
Jacob
6 years ago

Not a fan…

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

that’s great! she really had the strongest vocals

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Yassss! I love her! Well done, Switzerland!

Freyah
Freyah
6 years ago

Also how did Andy McSean place above Tiziana? He had probably the worst song in the whole Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow 2015 process

Realist
Realist
6 years ago

this song will need to be in the final 5 at least if they want to get through.

Anthony
Anthony
6 years ago

Having sat through all 8 hours of the Expert Check auditions, Melanié René was definitely one of the stand out performers and she impressed me. So I’m happy for her to be representing Switzerland this year.

Melissa J
6 years ago

Well that’s a surprise. I preferred Timebelle but this is not so bad. I think it will grow on me as time goes on. But what’s the point of performing covers? I really don’t like when that is a part of National Finals.

Mimi
Mimi
6 years ago

No final for Switzerland. The theme of this song is overused.

Nott
Nott
6 years ago

I quite like this song actually – there’s definitely much potential to it.
still, it could do with some fine tuning, just to make it better.

Ify
Ify
6 years ago

Deborah was sexy, The woman from timebelle had a very nice voice, and Licia’s energy was amazing, Tiziana was very sweet, Andy had a very cool look, however the best song and stage performance was Melaniés, the perfect entry for Switzerland, glad they picked something totally different than last year or the year before.