She’s the Swiss singer of Mauritian origin who sang “Time to Shine” at Eurovision 2015.

And over the weekend Switzerland’s Mélanie René proved that she’s still shining when she performed a heartfelt cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You” inside of London’s St. Pancras International Station.

The station, which is home to the Eurostar which connects London to Paris, is filled with hundreds of travellers, shoppers and diners at any given moment.

But Mélanie, who met with wiwibloggs at the station for a candid interview, had them literally stopping in their tracks as she worked the public piano for an impromptu musical session.

Wearing an easy-does it hoodie, a white t-shirt and a pair of form-fitting blue jeans, Mélanie nailed the off-duty model look while casually slaying one of the most well-known songs of this millennium.

If you watch the video until the end, you’ll see onlookers filming her performance on their smartphones, snapping pics and generally admiring her talent — and her courage for sitting down in a public space to tickle the ivories while also singing.

The crowd wasn’t limited to those standing just in front of The White Company — they circled her 360 degrees, showing just what a draw her voice is.

Mélanie is currently in London recording new music, which she tells us all about in our forthcoming interview on wiwibloggs.

The 26-year-old stunner won Switzerland’s Eurovision selection Die Grosse Entshcheidungsshow in 2015.

In addition to singing her Eurovision entry “Time to Shine” on that show, Mélanie also delivered a spine-tingling cover of Sia’s “Chandelier” that helped secure her victory over her five competitors, including pre-show favourites Timebelle, who went on to sing at Eurovision 2017.

What do you think of her cover? Are you loving it as much as we are? Sound off below!

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U
U
2 years ago

Melanie Rene needs a comeback!

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago
Reply to  U

She’s got the moxie for a comeback, but she needs to collaborate with another songwriter to deliver something no one hears coming from a mile away before it hits them. As good as “Time To Shine” was (she wrote it herself), it had a sound that was quite probably too familiar to too many people. [For the record, before the 2015 contest, I graded this song as barely qualifying material, but the video was so lousy that it brought the overall score down to an obvious non-qualifier.]

Regina Phalange
Regina Phalange
2 years ago

Mélanie was robbed in 2015!

Music is the key
Music is the key
2 years ago

“Time to Shine” desvered a lot more in ESC 2015! At least I do think so. Maybe a bit non-descript / hard to remember. But doesn’t make it bad. It was powerful, professional, had an edge and a bit originaal. I liked it.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago

“Time To Shine” was a good song; for which, I graded her stage performance high enough to qualify for the Grand Final. But what I think hurt her chances in 2015 was that lousy (second) music video released in March 2015. A rock song like that needed something ferocious on the screen to bring the would-be viewers to the anticipation of something spectacular in Vienna; and Mélanie walking through a forest with a horse wasn’t going to cut it.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

You…you can’t blame the dead last place on the music video. 95% of the public hadn’t seen it. The problem was the terrible song.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

The song had forgettable lyrics for sure. I think the main reason it finished last is that Switzerland had to go after the winner Sweden. The same thing happened to Cyprus in the final, and look what happened to them (despite finishing a respectable 6th in the semi)…

Hersi
Hersi
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

What Alex said rings true, songs that perform after winners/ top 3 always end up doing very poorly as a result of the hype of the song beforehand overshadowing their performance. Just look at Malta’s televote score in 2016…

Regina Phalange
Regina Phalange
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

I agree on the running order thing, but forgettable lyrics? I found them very meaningful.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago

Ninety-five percent? In an age where YouTube literally infests the Web like a virus, I find it incredibly hard to believe that 95% of the public who watches Eurovision hadn’t seen that video at least once. That is too high a number, especially when that same 95% has probably seen Francesco’s “Occidentali’s Karma” 20 times over!

Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

It’s not easy to know how many unique viewers there are to each Youtube video, and harder to go back in time and check the numbers for who had viewed the video up to the ESC performance. But I find it very hard to believe that any more than 5% of the viewers of the Eurovision semifinal actually had previously seen Melanie’s music video. You might want to run the numbers yourself and check. Honestly, Kejsi Tola had an unintentionally hilarious video, easily the funniest ESC music video of all time with its Windows 95 screensaver style and its incredibly… Read more »

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

You got me there, bub. I wonder how many of that same public have actually HEARD this song at least once before the contest. Plenty of audio to find, at YouTube and elsewhere.

Incidentally, Mélanie is one of a very few who actually made TWO videos for this song; one before Die Entscheidungsshow and one between that contest and the ESC. The changes in the muslc, between the first and second video, were minimal and hardly noticeable.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

I think it was just a weak entry…

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

We’ve seen weaker entries squeak by. It’s simply that Switzerland can ill-afford to have a “meh” entry, given their recent record. Most other countries would have made the cut, although barely, with THIS song.