The Eurovision 2021 confirmations are coming thick and fast. It’s now confirmed that Switzerland has decided to give Gjon’s Tears another shot to represent Switzerland at Eurovision 2021. The news comes after the EBU confirmed that the event will be postponed for a year due to measures regarding the coronavirus.
Gjon’s Tears at Eurovision 2021
Gjon was chosen by the Swiss broadcaster SRF to represent Switzerland at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with his song “Répondez-moi”. But due to the outbreak of the coronavirus this edition won’t take place. Gjon was third with the bookmakers to win Eurovision 2020 at the time the contest was cancelled.
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SO HAPPY THAT I WILL BE BACK FOR 2021 ! See you soon ! And all of your support and love made this possible ! I have no words ! Just thank you and see you soon ! ? ( continue taking care of yourself ) Thank you to my delegation who believes in me and gives me the energy at every step of this crazy experience ? •••• Les amis grâce à votre soutien, on se revoit en 2021 à Rotterdam pour l’Eurovision ! Je suis trop content de pouvoir vivre cette expérience ! Je vous embrasse et on se retrouve très vite ! ( continuez à prendre soin de vous ! ) ?? ? @photomaeder #eurovision#2021
But it’s not all sad news. Gjon announced on his Instagram that he will be representing Switzerland at the 2021 edition of Eurovision. He writes:
‘’SO HAPPY THAT I WILL BE BACK FOR 2021! See you soon! And all of your support and love made this possible! I have no word! Just thank you and see you soon! 💙 (continue taking care of you) Thank you to my delegation who believes in me and give me energy at every step of this crazy experience 💙’’
About Gjon’s Tears
Gjon’s Tears is the stage name of the Swiss singer Gjon Muharremaj. The name honours a piece of family history: at the age of nine he moved his grandfather to tears with his rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. The singer has been on our radar for a while. He competed on Albania’s Got Talent as a 12-year-old and has since participated in Switzerland’s Got Talent and The Voice France, where he reached the semi-finals.
Commenting on participating in the Eurovision Song Contest, Gjon’s Tears said:
“The ESC is the biggest music event and it is huge for an artist to be a part of it. True to this year’s slogan — Open Up — I am totally open to this unique adventure and I’m looking forward to everything that comes with it.”
Are you happy that Gjon will participate in Eurovision 2021? Was he one of your favourites to win the 2020 edition? Let us know in the comment section down below!