The race to win Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow — Switzerland’s Eurovision 2016 selection — has been going on for months. But on February 13 Switzerland finally crowned Rykka their ESC queen with the song “The Last Of Our Kind”. She didn’t just sing her original number: she also wowed with her cover of Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do”.
Rykka and Vincent, who were are favourites to win for months, battled for victory until the last minute, but the result, which was determined by televoting (50%) and a jury (50%), was clearly on Rykka’s side.
Ahead of the final, Rykka also did well with the Wiwi Jury, our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals.
One juror described her act this way: “With shades of Sia and Agnes, Rykka pulls Switzerland into 2016. Her modern entry stands out for its production value and for mixing a hopeful message with dark, electro sounds. It’s heady and modern, yet clearly engineered for Eurovision: see the key change in the final third.”
Rykka “The Last Of Our Kind”
Rykka “Love Me Like You Do”
Switzerland’s Eurovision selection: Full results
- Rykka – “The Last of Our Kind”
- Bella C – “Another World”
- Vincent Gross – “Half a Smile”
- Stanley Miller – “Feel the Love”
- Theo – “Because of You”
- Kaceo – “Disque d’or”
So, what do you think? Did the right song win in Switzerland?