Cometh the hour, cometh the man.

And at Switzerland’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2019 Luca Hänni left his boyishness at the door.

He was the commanding man on stage, strutting out confidently to start the performance, before being joined by backing dancers.

The screens are set in reds, which is also the colour the backing dancers are dressed in, adding an alluring edge to the show.

In terms of choreography, early runs looked slightly questionable, with Luca not quite hitting the Mr Cool Mark.

But by the final run things looked a lot fresher.

Like the song the performance will draw comparisons to “Fuego”. But this has merits of its’ own.

Switzerland just needs to sharpen things up a little more and they’ll be on a more competitive footing.

Luca Hänni — “She Got Me”: Reviews and Reactions

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I really liked this song from the beginning but….
The staging now kill it .
I don’t understand there is no body can tell them that the staging is the same with last year fuago….is sasha out of her ideas . Get some other options before you get on the stage so if it didn’t work go to the plan b .
But I think it’s too late for that.

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Valentino
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Valentino

I don’t know what performance everyone has been watching and been hating on so much. I just saw a raw footage, not what we will be seeing or hearing on TV, that is with the camera angles, proper sound mixing and other effects.

Thiago
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Thiago

At least Eleni’s song was gramatically correct.

Carlos
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Carlos

Oh she got eaeae fuego!!!

Jo.
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Jo.

don’t tell me he’s going to show his muscles on the stage, I thought Chingiz would be the only one trying to pull the Imri. didn’t work for this one tho.

bastian
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bastian

I dont get the hate. Im not a huge fan of the song myself, but its really looks strong. Though it feels Sacha is not very refreshing. Some parts reminds me of Fuego, cant help it.

Eurovision Fan
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Eurovision Fan

I liked it.

Alex
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Alex

Ok this is just the first rehearsal, calm down everyone.

I am not a fan of the vocals but they can improve. I like the outfits but i am not entirely sure they are the best choices for this song.

they said he’s not going to do the same video choreography but he’s doing it. I am not sure how Sacha contributed to this staging apart from the visuals.

It’s clearly not a winner (it was never meant to be a winner) but this will do great for Switzerland.

Trh
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Trh

Excuse me but this outfits are horrible… and the whole rehearsal seemed very underwhelming and vocally very week

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

Oh….oh no….

Should’ve stuck as close to his music video as he could….this is very far from…

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

Also: Eurovision is like a wedding.

The bridesmaids should NOT be dressed better than the bride.

The backup dancers should NOT be dressed better than the singer.

I really hope that isn’t Lucas actual outfit and that those clothes are just what he is practicing in…

Sinchan
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Sinchan

I don’t like all these Fuego-Comparisons this year. Only because Fuego was a really good Dance-Song that doesn’t mean every other Dance-Song is a copy of it. It’s not like Eleni invented latin-inspired Dance-Songs! To Switzerland: at the moment i’m not a big fan of that staging. Not because it reminds me of Eleni (like i said, she didn’t invent that staging), but because i miss the atmosphere of the music video. Maybe i watched it to much and hoped, that they could bring that video to life on stage. But I will wait till the official Semi-Final, on TV… Read more »

Whisker
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Whisker

Eleni did not invent these dance songs but that doesn’t mean that staging of this entry is almost a carbon-copy to Fuego.

Sinchan
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Sinchan

But Elenis performance was similar to Israel 2017, which was similar to Israel 2015, etc. I don’t think these were all copies, it’s just a staging that is perfekt for a dance-songs.
But to be honest, Switzerland could have really come up with something new and refreshing. They didn’t want to go risky and i think thats disappointing for me.

Whisker
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Whisker

I see where you’re going but Cyprus last year was different from Israel in 2015/7. Eleni was a goddess, the choreography was spectacular. Cyprus 2018 and Swi 2019 have Sascha Jean Baptiste written all over them – I have nothing against her, mind you. But YES, the Swi could have or better said SHOULD have come up with, just as you said, something new and refreshing. I am very, very disappointed because I couldn’t wait to see what Swi had planned this year. As a huge Eurovision fan, I want to see new concepts on the stage. Repeating the Cyprus… Read more »

Sinchan
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Sinchan

Yeah, Switzerland definitly had a good chance to make something really amazing and they did not take that chance. I still like the idea of the video clip. In my head it looks really cool when they bring that to the stage (exspecially the female dancer, she was awesome). It would be something different and like you I always want to see new ideas on stage. But maybe it would just look like a mix between Serhat 2016 and Great Britain 2015, we will never know 😀

Whisker
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Whisker

I absolutely loved UK 2015! And the video for Swi this year set the expectations very high, not just for me. I was rooting for Swi to go high, pun intended. I am insulted by their lack of effort and lack of originality. The girl in the video made the video. Is it impossible to get a good concept for the staging? Something never seen before? The song has the potential for something new. It’s a lazy concept what they have now. I had only two complaints this year: Swi, the Fuego copy, and Sweden, the gospel as per Austria… Read more »

Hada
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Hada

Sasha Jean Baptiste isn’t the right stager for Switzerland. They should’ve brought a good stager from Latin American, with latin music experience.

Whisker
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Whisker

I agree with you. I think that some countries want to suck up to Sweden as much as possible. In some countries of Latin America, especially in the Carribean area, they start to dance when they are still in their nappies. Music and dance is in their blood.

Trh
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Trh

That is ridiculous because this track has nothing to do with Latin music.

Helene
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Helene

Trh Yes it has more if some eastern meditteranean vibe. Greek plastic flavor in Swedish clothing?

Trh
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Trh

YES! Thank yooouuu… Absolutely. Stress on the “plastic”…

Pedro
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Pedro

I mean he’s HOT I can’t help it just like Israel 2017. These men drive me crazy. But it’s like where’s the charisma baby?? Come on let yourself go and just give it to me!! Disappointment but not surprisingly.

Christopher
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Christopher

Vibes of Israel 2017. Fun lightweight song but the singer has no charisma for me so like Ivri ot will limp to the final and end up mid table. The choreography does not suit the lyrics or musical style at all!

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Can’t check the choreography or measure Luca’s charisma by the snippet, so I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt (though I guess I’ll feel just like Deban…). I was expecting something bigger, it’s Switzerland’s big chance after all. It looks professional and more than enough to qualify, but not explosive enough to fill “Fuego”’s shoes.

NickC
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NickC

Also agreed. 🙂

Sabrina
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Sabrina

We’ve been disagreeing much more this year, Nick. Maybe this is a turning point. 😀

Whisker
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Whisker

I expected a tasteful and sexy performance. There is nothing sexy about this performance. Just a copy of Fuego.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Well, Luca is sexy! But I get what you’re saying, it seems indeed well behaved for a song that talks so much about dirty dancing. MARUV would make him blush.

Talentina Monetta
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Talentina Monetta

Imri Ziv teas… and that’s not a compliment

Tonks
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Tonks

My heart is so full when I see them hope he winn this semi

ESCalator
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ESCalator

One of the dancers is very curvy and voluptuous. I’m guessing Switzerland is sending us the message of plus-size inclusivity?

Whisker
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Whisker

That girl can dance, she is beautiful and confident.

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

The song certainly is suitable for nowadays music and for that might be a top spot, but he’s one of the worst vocalist of this edition for sure and that will count a lot.

melody
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melody

I think Luca isn’t gonna wear that outfit. It’s obvious they are just comfy clothes to dance and sweat.

Denis
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Denis

It’s solid, top 10 for sure. But top 5 no.
Still the best song Switzerland has sent in years, top 10 should satisfy them!

Roger Rabbit
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Roger Rabbit

If we want party I prefer much more Spain or Malta.inclusive Cyprus

melody
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melody

a gay party you mean

startaglia7254
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startaglia7254

Gay parties are the best so yeah, definitely!

IVANOV
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IVANOV

If Sergey wins there will be a huge party in my home.

Pedro
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Pedro

If it is an orgy party including Sergey, count me in!

Colin
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Colin

It’s a solid dance song. I see Luca is quite good on stage and I expect it to do what it aims for – entertain! It deserves to qualify. However, I’d honestly be very disappointed if next to Netherlands, Iceland, Australia, Greece and Italy, this ends-up winning.

NickC
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NickC

omg, i share the sentiment.

Whisker
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Whisker

Don’t worry, Switzerland can’t win this year. Although, who knows. Switzerland is a wealthy country.

Trh
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Trh

But wealth has to do with it?

PP77
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PP77

With this staging I don t see Switzerland in TOP 3 in final even TOP 5. I predict simillar result like France 2016,Czech Republic 2018. 6 th place with help from televote (like Czech Republic)

Fuegohoney
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Fuegohoney

Agree with Deban at review
Fuego 2.0

NickC
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NickC

Top 5, but not a winner, me thinks.

Candy
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Candy

When you pay lots of $$$ to get Sacha Jean-Baptiste and all she gives you is last year’s Fuego.

Jack
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Jack

They should demand a refund

Denis
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Denis

She is actually more hit and mess. The act she sees the most potential in is the one she will do her best work.
Lets also not forget that she has a hand in John Lundvik staging, not to hard to guess the outcome there?

Peters
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Peters

True. Thank God Australia ditched her this year. Look how the local Australians did with that innovative staging. Sacha is so predictable now.

Jack
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Jack

Not only it sounds like fuego and makes the same entrance with eleni, he has the same girl dancers behind him. It’s a no

melody
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melody

who cares!

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Not very exciting for me. I mean, nothing wrong with the staging, they did what they could. Just find the song a bit limited.

UweB
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UweB

I can understand that they changed the clothes and put not a 1:1 Video Copy on stage.
But I would have kept the Choeography of the Video. It s much more stylish.
Luca dances very well – but his dancers behind loook sometimes more like a Jumping Jack Flash.
He should have choosed Madonna s Dancers … like fab >Cloud.

Trh
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Trh

Even Luca is not such a great dancer. He is ok but not great and had zero charisma

Jake
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Jake

Are these their workout outfits or are they actually wearing that?! I gotta say, I never expected them to be style like that after seeing the music video

bryan soullier
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bryan soullier

Plagiat de fuego et après on ce dit artiste mdrrr

UweB
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UweB

You mischanged it with the new Cyprus Entry from lovely Tamta

startaglia7254
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startaglia7254

se*

Manos_esc2019
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Manos_esc2019

From the beginning i was like switzerland has a good song and with a good staging they deserve to be in the top 10 but after this i see this between the places 8-16 in the final.. Vocally it was very average and they keep they same choreography which is kinda weird to me…. Sorry Switzerland but personally you disappointed be a little…

bryan soullier
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bryan soullier

Fuego n°2 même scénographie, la voix est une catastrophe. Je suis très déçu de la suisse aucune personnalité.

Whisker
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Whisker

Moi aussi mais on vera.

Patrick
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Patrick

I love this!!! Good luck Luca!!!

Ezal
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Ezal

This is very good! I like dance moves, voice seems improved, black/red colours are right choice for this song, sure Q. The question is how far this could go..

Polegend Godgarina
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seems like miss sacha jean-baptiste is all out of ideas

Hmm
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Hmm

Is it my imagination or one of his dancers was with Cyprus last year?

Overall seems good performance, much better than I expected. I would have still preferred the same theme of the music video though… would have suited this song better. Clothes can be improved too.

Anyone knows his vocal performance during the rehearsals? Did he improve over Amsterdam?

Anna
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Anna

Yes she is !

Jack
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Jack

Both the girls were….

Andy
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Andy

And to address the elephant in the room (based on the short clips), I think out of Switzerland and Cyprus, Luca’s now reminds me much more of Fuego than Tamta does. Maybe her dark/bdsm staging can act as a diversifier to Eleni’s colours/staging etc.

Disclaimer: I like both and would vote for both. Just expressing my opinion on the comparisons people made for Tamta, Luca VS Eleni now that we’ve seen the staging.

oli
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oli

This is the real Fuego 2.0 😀 not cyprus

Ezal
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Ezal

Yeah, Tamta who?

SpirK
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SpirK

I think Tamtas dancers should wear what Luca is wearing and Luca should wear what Tamtas dancers are wearing. Swap it up Sacha

FR fan
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FR fan

Good point indeed ^^

KESC
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KESC

The outfits look cheap tbh, expected something more like in the music video.

Kobe
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Kobe

The clothes are looking very urban! I’m glad they’re not going that typical latin style.
Serious contender for victory…

Matija
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Matija

Stage is great, colors are okay, vocal not sooo good, this reminds me of Fuego, why?

Andy
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Andy

Similar song (or genre as some people prefer), same choreographer who tends to start everything with a catwalk! And maybe the dancing and red colours.

Does it remind me of Fuego? YES.
Do I care much? No, as they try to use a successful recipe so why not. (as long as of course they don’t try to convince us that is not similar)
Would I like it to win? No, as I think Eleni was better on what she delivered but wouldn’t mind them being top 5.

Kaz
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Kaz

It’s about time to break a taboo: this performance looks like a serious contender for the victory. Yet few will say it out loud because it’s Switzerland and you all love double standards.

Max
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Max

Agree

kanfn
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kanfn

Agree too

Slamin19
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Slamin19

Agree

John
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John

Agree!

KS23
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KS23

I know it’s still the first rehearsal but by the looks of it no one seemed to impress me

Matija
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Matija

Agree

MikeyCro
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MikeyCro

Clothes really need to change. This looks like something people would rehearse in, but not as the final performance look.

melody
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melody

that is what it is. It is not the final look. He is wearing sweat pants and a tank shirt lol

Alessandro Leonardo Gauci
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Those outfits look terrible!
Why not something classy like in the video?

Ezal
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Ezal

Man, this is not classy song in the first place 😛