Rykka sings that she’s not afraid to be brave and she lived up to that during her first rehearsal at Eurovision 2016. From her outfit to her hair to her staging this was cavalier and crazy.

The act opens with a close-up of Rykka, whose bra appears to be on fire and emitting smoke. As the camera pans out her daring sartorial choices come into sharper focus. She pairs a black and bejewelled tank top with a see-through skirt, showing off her slim pins and perfect panty line. It sounds like a hot mess, but this is a hot mess on ice — bringing the heat yet remaining decidedly cool.

The LED is simple yet effective, creating a blue fantasyland that is at once futuristic and classic. The floor takes on a variety of guises, at times looking like a starry sky and squiggly sperm. Inspired by nature, Rykka stands beneath a digital waterfall and also performs a minute-long pee-pee dance in which she stands in place bobbing like her bladder is about to pop.

Switzerland: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2016

Switzerland: First press conference 2016

Rykka’s “The Last of our Kind”: Reviews and Reactions

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Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

She is getting the help she needs vocally to carry this song but there is still not enough interesting things going on in it to keep a listener hooked for three minutes. I like that she shook up her styling as I was not buying the blonde hair, white dress look.
This should not qualify but it could.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

She should get rid of the curly hair, yes. Otherwise I think this looks good. I’m really glad she uses backing vocalists, it really elevates the song.
I think she’s got a shot at borderline qualifying. But it’s us, Switzerland, performing 3rd, so… :/

oooops
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oooops

BB Australia did the same mistake last year when someone who did know one of those who made “A million voices”, and the Australian jury 12 pts goes to… Russia, but the televoiting made the 12 pts go to my country instead.
Greetings from the country of Lisa Ajax!

Afrivision
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Afrivision

I actually love this song and its my current 18th fav of the 42… Really don’t understand why its last in the betting odds. :/

BB
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BB

oooops

That is good news. But EBU must change 2 others members of juries from 2 countries. In Australia juries we have that one members wrote lyricks for Greece 2009, and in Germany we have one members of juries who was jugde members , when Iveta participated in Voice of Germany.
Wiwibloggs ask EBU about some jury member from Germany and Australia

Rubén
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Rubén

Improved in my eyes! Voice also got stronger and mainly on point.

Let’s see how it looks with other camera angles, but this definitely is in the fight to qualify!

Nicky91
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Nicky91

@georgekirkas

i also think this won’t qualify, it’s a bit too boring for me

oooops
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oooops

SVT did listen to me, and switched Wiktoria for Lisa Ajax as jury member, no worries about spoilers in Inför Eurovision.
http://www.svt.se/melodifestivalen/lisa-ajax-ersatter-wiktoria-som-jurymedlem-i-den-svenska-juryn-i-eurovision-song-contest-2016

@EugeneESCUK
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Interesting hair and outfit, I have to say I preferred the blonde hair and white dress. Although not original, I always feel a white dress/outfit stands out and it would be my preferred choice. I would not go for black or dark colours really. Rykka has come a long way as far as vocals and performance from the early days, it is spot on now. Have you noticed that all the ladies are all dressed up for the evening and all the guys are all dressed down going casual/scruffy?? Talking about dresses, if you have not seen Dami Im’s dress… Read more »

Apollo
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Apollo

You had me at squiggly sperm.

Jesper
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Jesper

are y’all at wiwibloggs sexually frustrated or something? Some articles on this website ffs

Small video of her rehearsal: https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/727813727601430528/pu/vid/360×640/JwTfxAJ7rvjtCEob.mp4

georgekirkas
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georgekirkas

Amazing song and interesting performance. This has to qualify, although I think it won’t.

David Who
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David Who

Rykka is standing under a blue waterfall and doesn’t get wet. “Dirty pop” I think is the term for this, indeed William – I can see what you mean here.
The good news musically is that the performance is good and the backing vocalists enhance the song. I think that Switzerland still won’t qualify, but it may not be last any more. 🙂

Darren
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Darren

@Kane I would say the same about Ireland also, Ryan Dolan was underrated in 2013 though but Kasey Smith was a terrible choice for Ireland, Molly Sterling was also slightly underrated but I think staging and her lack of experience let her down. This year, Nicky’s song is quite bland and uninspiring, but compared to others I think he deserves to qualify.
But anyway, this article is about Switzerland so I think I’m quite entitled to give my opinion on Swiss entries 😉

DenizNL
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DenizNL

They will have fireworks, so that makes things interesting. I like the performance and song.

Kane
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Kane

darren, you can’t criticise switzerland for sending boring songs when ireland have sent incredibly bland songs since 2013

since jedward left there has been nothing good ireland have sent and this year will not change that

Jr esc nl
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Jr esc nl

Switzerland should get rid of the online National selection and choose for an internal selection. That could really help them

Darren
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Darren

This doesn’t sound too promising, this sounds like a hot mess imo. The song was already bland. Switzerland need to stop with the boring songs. They always fail to qualify because they come to Eurovision with the most boring monotone ballads known to mankind! The one time that they have qualified, in 2014 with Sebalter, it was with the catchy and upbeat Sebalter, take the damn hint Switzerland! 🙂 Rant over.

james
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james

lol no way this qualifies

really bad song relying on stupid gimmicks