She didn’t have much luck in Stockholm, but now Lidia Isac is trying for Eurovision again — this time with Switzerland. The Moldovan songstress has revealed that her song “The Life Beyond” has been selected for Switzerland’s Live Check round.

After placing 17th in her Stockholm semi-final with “Falling Stars”, Lidia is attempting a comeback with another country.

In a post on her Facebook, Lidia shared her new song “The Life Beyond” with fans. She confirmed that the song has been shortlisted for Switzerland’s upcoming Live Check round:

Dear friends! Today we present to you a song created by an international team from Moldova, Switzerland, Italy and Ukraine. We are sure that music doesn’t have boundaries! Enjoy! P.S. This song is in the top 20 in the national Eurovision selection Switzerland!

So what’s a Moldovan girl doing in the Swiss national selection? In previous years when the Swiss national final was open to entrants of any nationality. This year, however, the broadcasters require that each entry must have a Swiss connection.

As a result, “The Life Beyond” is a multi-national affair. Lidia has teamed up with Italian singer Daniele Guastella, while the other songwriters provide the Swiss connection. Additionally, the song was recorded in Moldova and arranged by a Ukraine team.

Lidia’s announcement is the first song or artist revealed for the Live Check this year. The radically revamped Swiss national final means that the previously public Expert Check round has been replaced by the closed Live Check round.

We’re not sure if Lidia was supposed to reveal that her song had been selected, but the cat is well and truly out of the bag now!

Lidia and Daniele will join 20 other acts at Live Check on 4 December. There an expert panel will assess the live performance skills, vocal ability as well as stage presence of all 21 acts.

Once the panel has made their decision, SRF will then announce six to ten finalists who will perform at the live final in Zurich on 5 February. Jury voting in the grand final has been scrapped so Swiss televoters alone will decide who represents their country in Kyiv.

The revamped national final process follows Switzerland’s disappointing results at Eurovision in recently years, placing last in their semi-final in both 2015 and 2016.

What do you think of Lidia’s new song? Can it bring Eurovision victory for Switzerland? Share your thoughts below!

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Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

Honestly, this is a beautiful song that might have won Eurovision in 1990. However, this is 2017! Times have changed and the style of songwriting has moved on. Therefore, I think it unlikely it will win the Swiss national selection. I do like Lidia Isac though, and she should definitely keep singing and keep trying. 🙂

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

I don’t like the introduction and it’s a tad too old-fashioned, but it’s definitely not bad.

James
James
4 years ago

@Jefferson. I dont think block voting pushed them out. After all they did manage to qualify the moment they put in a great song in 2014. 2008 was a good song sung absolutely terribly..totally out of tune. 2009 exactly the same..great studio track and great visuals..terrible vocal. Even 2016 the same..their best entry for a while but sung and performed laughably badly. I think the only time in the last 10 years switzerland deserved to qualify was 2014..and they did. Its too easy to blame block voting but when countries like Netherlands suddenly start qualifying the moment they clearly start… Read more »

JEFFERSON LAMAS
JEFFERSON LAMAS
4 years ago

I agree with the Swiss if this song wins the national final, even being sung by foreign people. The Swiss sent the best of them in 2008,2009,2012 and 2013 and went into the semi-finals unfairly, while bad songs went through block voting. Perhaps it is a way of drawing attention from the Eastern countries, as happened in 2005.

Kris
Kris
4 years ago

I think Anna Visi came close to such a thing with Greece in 1980 n Cyprus in 1982

Francis Lockyer
Francis Lockyer
4 years ago

Ok my mistake there but there was already a contestant who participated in Norway/Sweden I believe then returned to participate in the other country.

I just can’t find who it is.

Francis Lockyer
Francis Lockyer
4 years ago

@YoungsterJoey

That already happened in 1980-81.

James
James
4 years ago

@Ruth but they did not represent different countries..the question was whether anyone has been to 2 consecutive eurovisions representing different countries.

James
James
4 years ago

@Racal. Thats exactly what he is saying…it would be weird -and a similar situation to Lidia representing Switzerland -if Laura suddenly decided to represent Bulgaria instead of Belgium.

Awes
Awes
4 years ago

I love the duet part of the song.

I am not Jamala
I am not Jamala
4 years ago

People need to stop hating! It’s not bad!

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

lmao this screams last in the semi final sorry
idk if this is a thing in europe but they play daughtry and really basic 90s ballads on loudspeakers in supermarkets in my part of the US and this would fit right in

Ruth
Ruth
4 years ago

@YoungsterJoey Nope not the first ! Lena took part twice in a row and Valentina Monnetta took part three times in a row.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
4 years ago

Would it be a first to see a singer in ESC in consecutive years but representing 2 different countries in those consecutive years? Emphasis on CONSECUTIVE.

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

I like the song. Good luck, Lidia. 😉

Racal
Racal
4 years ago

@KennyESC: “It would be like, this year Laura Tesoro instead of Belgium was going to represent Bulgaria”.

Laura is Belgian. She was born in Antwerp and lived her whole life there. How is she in any way related to Bulgaria? (Her father is of Italian origins, if anything).

Racal
Racal
4 years ago

“How could we improve our Eurovision results?”
“Oh, let’s just shortlist a bad singer who came close to last last year with a crappy song!”

… Switzerland is on a roll! 🙁

James
James
4 years ago

@KennyESC. I agree i dont like it when singers randomly represent countries..it defeats the object of having countries in it at all if singers are just randomly put forward with no connection to the flag behind the entry. Your examples are not quite the same tho..Loreen was born in Sweden to Moroccan parents..so Sweden is the obvious country for her even if Morocco were still in it as she was born in Stockholm Rybak whilst born in Minsk grew up in Norway from age 10 and his formative schooling was all done in Norway including all his music training so… Read more »

Hiro
Hiro
4 years ago

Heavy 90s sound lol
Surprisingly even I love 90s vibe, I still prefer Falling Stars

real@winner.world
4 years ago

It’s boring and outdated even for 90′ Eurovisions. Horrible.

KennyESC
KennyESC
4 years ago

Oh and by the way, I live in Italy and I’ve never heard of that guy.

KennyESC
KennyESC
4 years ago

I hate it when people represent other countries, when their country too is in ESC. (Well, not consdering Kosovian-singers but that is another thing) Like, Johnny Logan representing Ireland. Now he can represent his country, Australia, no? (Just sayin’, because I hate him and don’t want it again in ESC, not caring if it is Mr. Eurovision or whatever lol) It would be like, this year Laura Tesoro instead of Belgium was going to represent Bulgaria. Or Loreen representing Sweden instead of Morocco(even if this is another thing as this country doesn’t compete anymore), or Rybak representing Norway instead of… Read more »

Stephanie
Stephanie
4 years ago

The composition’s not bad, but to me it feels like one of those cheesy coronation songs that the Idol shows make their winners perform and release as their debut single. After two straight power ballads for Switzerland, if they want to really turn their luck around they need something fresh and modern, but not too saccharine or boring.

Ruud Buscher
Ruud Buscher
4 years ago

Very 90’s Eurovision. Sounds like a Celine Dion duet. Quite like it personally

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

OMG, I’m shocked and so happy at the same time! I think Lidia was robbed in Stockholm and I wanted her back and now she is back! 😀

Beautiful song, good luck, Lidia! 🙂

Sam
Sam
4 years ago

I actually really like it! The only thing is the introduction, it’s too long. Either shorten it or revamp it. Well it needs to be shortened anyway, because it’s well over 3 minutes.

Marco
Marco
4 years ago

Boring…no chance

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

Song like this just don’t work in the 21st century…. Sounds like the intro of a telenovela and if they manage to get the ticket….. Sure non qualifier. Like 30000% sure….. I even have a international Six4One international team reference, they all gave a little lol.

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
4 years ago

Very good song:) Good luck, Lidia!

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

This is a massive improvement.

Pollaski
Pollaski
4 years ago

Lidia won me over last year with sheer grit and determination. This number sounds better than last years- maybe she can qualify.

Kris
Kris
4 years ago

Oh.Yeah.Thanks for reminding me Paul. 🙂

Paul D.
Paul D.
4 years ago

@Kris

The moldovan broadcaster still doesn’t know if they have enough money to hold the national final.

Kris
Kris
4 years ago

Why Switzerland though? Lidia could have entered this in Moldova as well right?

Mimimi
Mimimi
4 years ago

Omg. My dream is now a reality!! <33 I wish you the best!

Valeryn
Valeryn
4 years ago

LOVE this!! totally surprised to see Lidia in the Swiss national selection, but this is great! hopefully all the other entries will be just as good, or better

Thomas
Thomas
4 years ago

Well that is cool! Great that Lidia is determined!