Switzerland’s Luca Hänni wants to bring Switzerland back to the final after 5 years of eliminations. And it seems like Luca is off to a good start. The latest betting odds have him flying high as fourth favourite to win it all, suggesting he should sail through the semis.

And while we are all quite keen to size up Luca, he’s been rather good about not assessing the competition. Until now. Having heard no other song of this year’s contest, he visited the newspaper Blick to react to some of his fellow artists.

The “She Got Me” singer started with Bilal Hassani from France. He seemed to understand the very personal lyrics and story behind his entry. He especially enjoyed the parts sung in French. “Very good! A quick-change artist with a great voice and very cool hook. This is a very strong contender from France!”

Tamta was next and her name reminded him of the famous Swiss dessert TamTam, similar to chocolate pudding. He enjoyed the song and started dancing a bit in his chair. Almost immediately he identified that “Replay” has the same producer as “Fuego” and even started to sing the “Fuego” lyrics over “Replay”. He said: “Of course it’s a great song, but it’s obviously from the same producer. He got the job twice, well done!”

His facial expressions while watching Hatari were somewhere between confused, speechless and surprised. The BDSM punk-rock group clearly left a mark on him, because he was feeling the mood of “Hatrið mun sigra” and felt aggressive as well. “It’s completely different, very brave. That’s not my personal style. However, that’s not a problem. They will stand out for sure and slay the stage! I’m really curious to see them!”

Luca said in his conclusion that all three are amazing artists with amazing songs. He is looking forward to meeting the other contestants, because everyone is special in their own way. “I think there will be a lot of exiting talks. Let’s go, let’s do this!”

What do you think about Luca’s reaction and do you agree with him? Tell us in the comments below!

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Andikomformistis
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Andikomformistis

Did he tried to sing Fuego lyrics on She Got Me? Because he should!!!

Dawid
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Dawid

One thing that strikes me each time I see something like this. Why only these 3? It’s like saying “here, we’ll record your reaction to countries that matters”. Hate this kind of attitude.

Need to know
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Need to know

Where is this sweater from?? Can’t find it ??
(Luka’s wearing it in the photo)

Michael Scheiber
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Michael Scheiber

Hi, the sweater Luca is wearing in the pic is from his own fashion label, called SVSL. Currently being sold in Switzerland, Germany and Austria only. But I think this sweater is sold out as it is from last years’ collection.

Escescesc2019
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Escescesc2019

He seems to be a kind guy, that’s cool, but it seems he doesn’t react to the good version of Roi cause it seems a new version revamped special eurovision of the Bilal’entry is coming soon.

Valentino
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Valentino

He said it will only be heard in May @ESC.

Escescesc2019
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Escescesc2019

Maybe before in Amsterdam or London, if not it seems it would be the first time a song would be discovered only in May…..no ?

yuyu
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yuyu

1. He is gorgeous.
2. Swiss German is SO FUNNY. I speak some German and if it weren’t for the subtitles, I would have never been able to understand a thing.

I am Thor, I am Thor
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I am Thor, I am Thor

We all relate to Luca.

yodenman
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yodenman

At least he didn’t dismiss Icelands song like some people have. He has the courtesy to say its not for him but admires the brave decision to put this through to Eurovision. I think his song is OK., but Iceland has my vote. Went to Reykjavík for a few days last year and loved the place and the people. Come on Iceland.

Darren
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Darren

Oh yeah that’s one reason to vote for a SONG to win a SONG contest, a good vacation that you had.

Sheila
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Sheila

Dear Luca, as both your song and Replay are copycats of Fuego, at least Replay’s producer copied his own work again, but your songwriter/producer obviously stole another one’s work,which i found more pathetic…

Max
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Max

Eleni is a copycat of Beyonce.

johnny
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johnny

Beyonce, is not a song, She is a singer!!

Srdjan Savic
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Srdjan Savic

Eleni did not invent Latin sounding music.

Datme
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Datme

As someone living in Germany, I can say I would have maybe understood half of what he said without the subtitles.

Valentino
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Valentino

He seems as adorable as Nathan Trent.

I am Thor, I am Thor
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I am Thor, I am Thor

Imagine if he and Miki become best buds.

esc stan
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esc stan

That bromance needs to happen

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Sidebar: Moldova music video out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3OC8qhZBWQ

Colin
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Colin

I like that the video tells the story and follows the tone of the song. Anna is really elegant in it.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It’s another song straight out of piano ballad land. It reminds me of one of my own first failed attempts for theatre. 🙂
I like the video as well. It could have been filmed in the UK with all that rain, haha.

Maurice
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Maurice

Don’t think this paints him in the best light…. making fun of Tamta’s name…really mate?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

This Fuego/Replay mix is BRILLIANT:
https://youtu.be/PUzwPyxhd3E

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Ooo, you completely re-wrote the comment. Nice. Thanks for clarifying. 🙂
Tamta is a very musical-sounding name.

Chess
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Chess

Hoping for a Replay/She Got Me Remix LOL

Koala
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Koala

There is, it also features fuego https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vcbyiMigmk

Stian F
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Stian F

Seriously…. Sometimes it’s not easy to distinct between a real name and a stage name. People could just as well make fun of The Beatles… Because its a name that sound like the bugs… I doubt this will make him look bad in anyone’s eyes… Except for crazy Greek and Cypriot fans that always seem to perceive their entries as revelations from the Gods.

KuhKatz
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KuhKatz

As a swiss, I have to clarify that TamTam is a well known pudding brand in Switzerland, so his joke wasn‘t because of the name but of what he (so did I) was thinking when first hearing that name.

Alex
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Alex

He is lovely and a good guy. I hope he gets the full 24 pts from Germany and Austria but I am afraid that the juries will snub him like Czech Republic last year.

I hope the best for Switzerland as they’ve been really under the radar for a decade.

Gummihatt
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Gummihatt

Watching the video was such a weird experience for me because I studied German in high school, and while I understood the subtitles completely Luca’s talking sounded like gibberish

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

He seems like a nice guy, it’s a pity that he didn’t get the chance to react to all the songs.
I really wish Switzerland finally makes it to the final (they already should last year), too bad I don’t care for the song.

KuhKatz
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KuhKatz

I was expecting more than three songs to review, but anyway good video.

Still the very best review video is Aron and Soma from AWS reviewing the songs of 2018

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Nah, Soma talked too much.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

As a German, I’m very familiar with Luca and I have to say… I absolutely love him. He is such a kind and humble person, he has always been that way. He’s literally a Hufflepuff lol. And god, look at him! He’s so hot, it hurts my eyes. I’m sorry, but a girl has to thirst sometimes. 🙂

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Yeah. While we have seen some hotness at ESC before, Luca takes hotness to a whole new level. It’s a really unfair advantage when you think about it. 😀

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

A boy also has to thirst, okay? 😀 😀

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I will watch this once I get home.
But, needless to say, my feelings for Luca probably cannot be politely articulated. 😀

esc stan
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esc stan

He’s so adorable

jack
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jack

He is kind, but who can forget Benjamin reacting to the songs last year making fun of them? Fyi The video isnt uploaded anymore…

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Owh please leave Benjamin alone. It’s not nice to drag out his worst moment every other month. 🙁

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

LOL. If you vote me down, I will just repeat it even louder.

Jack
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Jack

Haven’t seen anyone recently mentioning that so dont feel sad it’s ok, everyone have made mistakes. It happens that Benjamins mistake was on camera 😛

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thanks Jack. I too make a lot of mistakes, and I was so sad for Benjamin. It must really haunt him.

Una
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Una

While I find Luca fun and cute, my opinion of Benjamin was that he had acted like a person with low emotional intelligence on the side of arrogance. The kid/young adult with rich parents who can afford to say anything without any consequences. I saw video just once and besides his attitude I can only remember he had said something negative about a contestant’s outfit and that one of the countries was “poor” in terms of production of the video I believe. Overall his body language and laughs said more than words. No wonder the video was removed after less… Read more »

Tasha
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Tasha

Duncan is my winner and i adore his song, but Luca’s sex appeal really do magic, i probably will vote for him too, don’t care what he is singing lol

Jon Hola Sand
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True, he should just get shirtless on stage

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

He can still be an interval act. 😛

Ugna
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Ugna

Yeah, germans and austrians have a hard time understanding it, and since you a have such a diversity, not only in languages, but also in dialects it could be hard for a person from another Canton to understand him

Cesar's salad
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Cesar's salad

I am Austrian and understand Swiss German, but I have many friends from Xiberg and Switzerland.

DripDrop
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DripDrop

OH MY GOD he is hot AND SASSY!!! I love him, saying Replay is the same with Fuego and singing it over it hahahaha

Grftn
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Grftn

It also proves that the general public’s feeling about Roi is rather positive and that the song is hated only among eurofans. If you check people’s reactions on YouTube, a lot of them actually enjoy the song. I don’t know why people are so negative here.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I like “Roi” because I like Madame Monsieur’s minimalist electro-beat music. The controversies that I have been told about are over the singer himself rather than the song, which I think is unfair on him personally. One angle: I have friends who don’t want him over-playing the pride card at the ESC, as this seems to make them angry that pride is taking over the whole contest. I think it is an overreaction, personally. Second angle: Another friend told me that Bilal’s YouTube channel was a big part of the problem – Bilal is already a star, so some are… Read more »

Anti-idiot
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Anti-idiot

That’s why you are pityful, you hate him free for no reasons, but seeing your comments here in every posts it shows you are a toxic person for everybody. Vanilla Mean is unless and doesn’t know what is the Esc spirit…..he should be definetely delete from here, his negativity is pathetic……

Anti-idiot
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Anti-idiot

My name is vanilla bean , I m a childish person, I hate people but I don’t know why, I just love to hate, it’s my passion……this answer from him explains many things about him…….and mainly his stupidity. In one comment he his from Italy, in another he is from Austria, and another in Uk……this guy has his brain totally sick…….