On Monday Swiss-German broadcaster SRF opens the song submission period for Eurovision 2016. The submission period runs for four weeks, closing at 8am on Monday, 26 October. All the songs will be available on SRF’s website — and we’re wondering if a song from Lys Assia will be among them.
Eurovision’s first-ever winner from back in ’56 sent out this tweet earlier today, suggesting she may submit a song somewhere.
Many interesting projects are in the cloud! And guess what? Lys and her production team are even recieving songs and demos for @eurovision!
— Lys Assia (@LysAssia) September 25, 2015
It wouldn’t be the first time she tried to get back in the game. Eurofans will remember her failed bid in 2012 with “C’était ma vie“, which made the Swiss final but lost out to Sinplus’ “Unbreakable”. In Baku she told us she wasn’t amused.
In 2013 her song “All In Your Head” didn’t get past the submission round. We were really feeling that number, as we wrote at the time:
Lys Assia, the first-ever winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, has dropped a hot rap number with Bernese rap group New Jack. ‘All In Your Head’ has attitude and spunk, and it’s very now. Wiwi has a feeling that the combination of old meets young, wrinkles meet porcelain skin, could see New Jack featuring Lys Assia dropping it like it’s hot at Eurovision 2013. Have a listen, and read the lyrics here.
Do you want to see Lys give it another go? Will you vote for her song on the online platform regardless of whether you like it? Is it time for older singers to have a place at ESC? Let us know in the comments box below!