Switzerland revealed that Luca Hanni will represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 last week. And within two days the “She Got Me” singer had jumped from 14th favourite to win to seventh to fourth. Switzerland is flying high and Luca is ready to serve his Latin-infused number with plenty of spunk and pizzazz.
Swiss wiwiblogger Oliver was invited over to SRF on the day of Luca’s big reveal and he saddled up to the singer see how he’s feeling about the spangly vortex he’s about to enter.
Just like us, Luca couldn’t be happier about his Eurovision news: “It feels so good. I’ve known since December but I’ve just talked to friends and family, but now I can talk to the world!”
“We had the idea last year in summer. We had a song-writing session in Zurich and we wrote ‘She Got Me’ there. Then I sent the track to SRF, they talked to me and said: We want to do (Eurovision) with you!”
“I’m so happy!”
Luca Hanni interview | Eurovision 2019
Switzerland hasn’t nabbed a spot in the final since 2014. But Luca isn’t allowing the Swiss track record to affect him on his journey to Eurovision. He isn’t even thinking about scores just yet! “Of course there’s pressure, but for me it’s about more than that: it’s a big experience to take part in the show.”
“I just want to be myself and do a great performance of the song, and then we’ll see.”
Luca is keeping quiet about what exactly we should expect from his performance in May, but he’s dropping hints.
“The song has a drop, so of course I’ll dance because with the song, I want to have a party feeling in the arena in Tel Aviv. But I can’t dance too much, because as we all know, it’s live and I have to sing. That’s really important. I think we’ll do a lot of things with the lighting and have cool movements.”
Some of you may recognise Luca as the winner of German Idol in 2012. When asked about his experience there, he said that he’s happy that he’s not completely new to the music scene and can bring musical experience with him.
“I’m happy that I’ve done other shows before so that I know a little bit about how the cameras and the staging will work.”
But honey, nothing is on the same scale as the Eurovision stage! “I feel better with that experience, but it’s still such a big show, I’m nervous!”
In true Eurovision spirit, Luca is ready to feel his heartbeat and enjoy the ride, rather than get caught overwhelmed by the competition. “My goal for Tel Aviv is to have a great time and do the best performance I’ve ever done. It’s not about just winning, it’s about having a great time and learning more about music.”
What do you think? Are you happy with the Swiss choice for Tel Aviv? Let us know in the comments!