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Tonight Switzerland makes its decision for Eurovision 2017 in Die Entscheidungsshow. Six acts — all female led — are looking to sing in Kyiv in May. We asked you who your favourite was. After counting 1,638 votes, we can now reveal Timebelle is the overwhelming favourite to represent Switzerland with “Apollo”!

The band were previously favourites to represent Switzerland in 2015, but narrowly missed out to Melanie Rene.

They return as a three-piece group this time, led by Romanian-born singer Miruna Manescu. Y’all seem to think it will be second time lucky for them.

They received over half of all votes cast, with 52% of the total — or 856 votes.

Second place in our poll went to Ginta Biku, with her English-French song “Cet Air Là”. Ginta promises to put on one of the most inventive stage shows we’ve ever seen at a national final. She’s heavily interested in mixing AR and VR technology with music. Could she snatch the crown away with her stage show? Ginta received around 18% of the vote, with 232 votes cast in her name.

Trailing in third place with 10% of the vote is Freschta, with her track “Gold”. Whilst previously described as perhaps a bit too tame, the song was recently revamped ahead of the final. With new instrumentation on the track, will this be enough to lift her higher?

Poll Result: Who should win Die Entschiedungsshow 2017?

1. Timebelle — “Apollo”: 52.26% (856 votes)
2. Ginta Biku — “Cet Air Là”: 17.89% (232 votes)
3. Freschta — “Gold”: 10.32% (169 votes)
4. Nadya — “The Fire in the Sky”: 7.81% (128 votes)
5. Michèle — “Two Faces”: 6.9% (113 votes)
6. Shana Pearson — “Exodus”: 4.82% (79 votes)

Total Votes Cast: 1,638

Do you think that this is a clear cut victory for Timebelle tonight then? Or do you think another act can still surprise us? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
3 years ago

I missed it. How soon will Timebelle have a video for this? Mélanie René’s video for “Time To Shine” (the official 2nd video, not the promo) sold the song very poorly (and quite probably contributed to its failure to qualify at ESC 2015), and Rykka had only a lyric video for “The Last Of Our Kind”. They will need a video that sells the song very well, before the ESC, if they want to avoid being the 3rd-straight Swiss non-qualifier.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

And the winner is… Timebelle!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

LOL – When all the Swiss adverts are almost exactly the same as British adverts, except in German! 😀
Well Britain is becoming more like Switzerland – no more EU, etc… But I digress

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

Timebelle slayed. Switzerland, please choose them.

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

Honestly, I believe Michelle was bit a mismatch with the song and Gold’s hook is really weak, although it is a pleasant song. But judging by tonight, I could see either among Apollo, Cet Air La, Exodus or Fire in the Sky to break the Swiss curse and with the help of staging and spot to enter finals.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Timebelle were awesome. Easy winners, in my opinion. Let’s see what happens now…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Shana Pearson: She’s good on camera, really owns the stage well. But her voice needs more diaphram support – in places it was sinking in pitch. The song is a generic dance track – nothing special.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Hmmm. Freschta – a solid re-vamp, and a reasonably strong performance. But… there’s nothing in her eyes when she sings. That’s quite sad, and not her fault. Some people don’t shine on camera (like me); I share her pain!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Michelle had pitchy singing issues, but the crowd loved her performance! Uh-oh!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Both Nadya and Ginta Biku so far have been better than I had expected. This might be a good final after all! 🙂

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

Ginta Biku just slayed live! I really like the revamp of Cet Air La.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

OMG, Purple Mask, thank you so much for the link, you are amazing! <3

Sal
Sal
3 years ago

Is it me or does Apollo sound a lot like Holly Brewer’s Wish I Loved You More from You Decide?

donut donut
donut donut
3 years ago

The youtube link of Purple Mask works also outside Switzerland!

am.casablancas
am.casablancas
3 years ago

the link provided by the other dude does not work outside Switzerland, try this instead I’m hoping it would work outside Swiss tv coverage.

https://www.facebook.com/srfesc/videos/1421855864525744/

if it doesn’t work either then is not my problem, blame it on SRF
Go FRESCHTA

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

And… there is also this YouTube live stream of the Swiss final here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPAJpj4l4HM

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

The Swiss final starts at 20:05 CET (19:05 UK Time).
A have been given this link to watch it from, although I don’t know if it is accessible from other countries: http://www.srf.ch/play/tv/live#?tvLiveId=c49c1d64-9f60-0001-1c36-43c288c01a10

Pablo
Pablo
3 years ago

Where’s this Ginta revamp I keep reading about? 😐

blondboybc
blondboybc
3 years ago

I’m secretly cheering for “Cet Air La” over “Apollo”, but much depends on
live vocals and staging. Not sure how Swiss fans feel, but it’s obvious Timebelle
is the international fan wank on here. 🙂

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Apollo is boring, won’t get Switzerland anywhere unless the live performance is awesome.

My vote goes to Ginta Biku and her modern song. I love the French part and Ginta looks and sounds amazing. Judging by the songs selected so far, we need an uptempo/midtempo entry ASAP!

I hope she delivers tonight.

Darius
Darius
3 years ago

If Apollo wins I will vote for it. I’m from Romania and we’re in the same semifinal as Switzerland, the 2nd semifinal.

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

The songs are very close to one another in quality. I am waiting for someone to blow me away tonight in live performance.

My rating thus far:

1. Apollo – 7/10
2. Cet Air La – 6/10
3. Exodus – 6/10
4. Gold – 5/10
5. Fire in the Sky – 5/10
6. Two Faces – 4/10

Stephanie
3 years ago

@Polegend: Freschta is not Albanian, she’s Afghan. And Timebelle has the strongest song of of this year’s Swiss finalists, so I hope they win today. I really do hope that if it happens, the staging is right in Kiev combined with a favorable draw in semi 2 because I don’t want to see Switzerland last again with such a good song as “Apollo”

Jacob
Jacob
3 years ago

Apollo is Switzerland’s only hope… not a fan of any of the other songs at all. :/

an esc fan
an esc fan
3 years ago

In my opinion, Apollo is the best, is not just the usual ballad sung by a woman that can’t move in her tight dress.
It needs a good staging, remember : ”Step 2! Drums! There has to be drums! It doesn’t hurt if the drums are played by gorgeous topless men. It’s proven very efficient throughout the years.”

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

Hmm, Freschta’s song has improved with the revamp, but the winner should still be Timebelle.

Armenian boy
Armenian boy
3 years ago

“Apollo” is a great song. I really like it. Such a nice ballad. Switzerland, it’s your time! Just choose “Apollo” and you will pass to the Grand Final at Eurovision.

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

For me, it’s clearly beetween “Cette air la” and “Apollo”. (taking into account the songs we have in this selection).
The first one is a pop, dance song and the second is an interesting ballad.
Both can be really good with the right staging in May.
I hope Switzerland does its best this year and qualify.

David
David
3 years ago

Please Switzerland dont mess it up

avis
avis
3 years ago

@Polegend Godgarina: Freschta isn’t Albanian but Afghan

Kennedy
Kennedy
3 years ago

Ginta’s revamp is amazinga!!! Please send her and not another ballad

RikHendr
3 years ago

NOOOOO not Apollo! Another ballad that will dissappear in the crowd of ballads this year 🙁 Please send Ginta! 🙂 If you do, you’ll get my vote from Belgium! Otherwise… I’m sorry :/

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

It’s their only chance to go back to the final, but Freschta might win because she’s Albanian and we all know that many Albanian immigrants in Switzerland will vote for her even though her song screams last place in the semi-final (the Swiss NF is 100% televote). Ugh, I hope talent a.k.a. Timebelle prevails.

Aaran
3 years ago

Not a fan of Apollo, I feel like I’ve heard it a million times before and do NOT want to hear it again. Plus I don’t want another ballad going to Eurovision. I’m rooting for Ginta Biku!

Ste
Ste
3 years ago

Terrible song don’t understand the support for it. Will sink again because it’s just goes nowhere. Ginta’s revamp has been positive so I hope she nicks it.

Leo M
Leo M
3 years ago

Apollo is by far the best choice for Switzerland to send to Eurovision and has a good chance of qualifying for the final. Don’t mess this up Switzerland