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!”
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