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!