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.

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!

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Veta
Veta
7 months ago

Hopefully his 2021 song will be smth more rockish, with a bass guitar solo, like “Babi” was. And with at least a couple of lyrics in Albanian.

btw
btw
7 months ago

His song was amazing.
And now it will never see ESC. 🙁
I hope that next song will be amazing too.

GreenTea
GreenTea
7 months ago

Great news! Répondez-moi was definitely my number one this year and Gjon’s Tears is a singer with really unique voice so I’m happy that he will be representing Switzerland in 2021. I hope his new Eurovision song will be as good as the previous one.

Ana Gomes Branco
Ana Gomes Branco
7 months ago

I think Italy is the most devastating of all, despite not being my favorite. It had become the italian hymn for perseverance and solidarity during this trying times.

Sandrine
Sandrine
7 months ago

Dieu merci Gjon’s Tears is back next year. Good luck with the new entry for La Suisse!

Richard
Richard
7 months ago

This is wonderful news, his song quickly became my favourite this year and I was sorry not to see him perform it. Such a gorgeous voice, and a very handsome fellow too.

Fionn
Fionn
7 months ago

Omg he’s actually gorgeous

Friedenau
Friedenau
7 months ago

Répondez-moi is perfection. I know the singers won’t be able to repeat song, but what about something very very very similar? 🙂 It can’t be plagiarism if it’s his own song, right?

Colin
Colin
7 months ago
Reply to  Friedenau

I guess it’s not in the EBU’s eyes, as Replay was able to participate. 🙂

And yes… Repondez moi is a masterpiece! 🙂

For this occasion, I wouldn’t even mind hearing some similar songs, as these were denied the right to be performed on ESC stage.

Héctor
Héctor
7 months ago
Reply to  Friedenau

I was thinking the same. “Repondez-moi” was in for winning. I don’t want to put pressure on him but that song is difficult to top. Something similar would be cool and not plagiarism by the book!

My Tears Are Getting Sober
My Tears Are Getting Sober
7 months ago

Really happy for him. Repondez moi was amazing

Amy Bee
Amy Bee
7 months ago

Omg this just made my day! Thank god!!! ?? Now I‘m happy again? I‘m just a little worried if they can produce an song that is just as good or even better than „Répondez-moi“ because that song was on another level…but in any case, see you soon Gjon!??

Somebody
Somebody
7 months ago

Thanks Switzerland for pulling another Lena 2.0. and allowing the winner participate again.

Riri
Riri
7 months ago

He totally deserves it! I’m so happy for him. Now I can start looking forward to 2021.

Jessey
Jessey
7 months ago

Hopefully the song for next year will be as good as this one

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
7 months ago

I am happy that we see Gjon ‘tears next year for Switzerland !! He deserves it. I hope for a song that is just so beautiful as “Répondez-moi”.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
7 months ago

Maybe his song for next year will be a lament on an ubiquitous moment of existentialism predicated on the loss of profound opportunity that redefined subjectivities but also contested the elective affinities of joy and sorrow.

I hope so.

Bob
Bob
7 months ago

I’m terribly sad we won’t hear Repondez-moi live on the Eurovision stage – it would have been a fantastic moment! I also think this was the entry most likely to win ESC 2020… which makes it even more sad. This would have been Switzerland’s year and third win, first one since Celine Dion if I’m not mistaken. The song is gorgeous, it’s on another level, and I don’t know how they are going to top it… honestly, it is a winner’s song and I’m bummed it has been robbed by the EBU. However, I’m thrilled they are keeping this incredible… Read more »

Kirby
Kirby
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Yes, his song is sublime!

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Yeah, the 32 years in between each win thing woulda been nice.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
7 months ago

A) good on Switzerland for sticking by Gjon
B) he’s got all the potential to win ESC, good luck to him!
C) I guess the Swiss team must know he has become a fan favourite so perhaps they have selected him again with a firm desire to win? That would be nice and must be a boost to Gjon as he prepares for 2021.

An American ESC Fan
An American ESC Fan
7 months ago

Yay! I’m really happy we’ll get to hear him on the Eurovision stage. Like another commenter below said, a French song would be awesome to hear again.

Now I just need The Roop and Roxen and I’ll be a happy girl next May 😀

Dawid
Dawid
7 months ago

Damn, he looks so much better with this hairstyle.

Eurovision terrace
Eurovision terrace
7 months ago

Extremely happy for him!
Now lets all have a temporary memory loss so that he can send repondez moi again.

uwu vision
uwu vision
7 months ago

This dude has so much potential, I can’t help but daydream about what his song could be, how the mv will look, the esc staging and everything. I love him and I am so happy he will return next year.

Victoria Stan
Victoria Stan
7 months ago

he has more than a year now to get a good song i’m super sure he’ll find one better than repondez-moi!!!! also he’s hot af

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
7 months ago

Good for him, he sure is a talented fella and I just can’t wait to find out what he will come up with for Eurovision 2021. I like “Repondez-moi”, but I feel like he’s capable of writing an even better song. Good luck, Gjon!

Reverb
Reverb
7 months ago

Oh please! Tell me Gjon will sit down after all this and produce a song so deep, profound and almost religious as repondez-moi. I’m happy he’ll have his chance but all this is a huge mess and no promise of honoring the songs will make me change my mind.

KevininDC
KevininDC
7 months ago
Reply to  Reverb

I agree 100%. A big part of next year will be spent just comparing the artists’ two songs – 2019 vs. 2020. I am happy for Gjon, and it is the right thing to do on Switzerland’s part, but it is very bittersweet nonetheless.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
7 months ago

Yes! Keep on coming! We want as much as possible, all the artists from this year to participate next year! Justice for all of them!

Colin
Colin
7 months ago

I am really happy he’s back. I really want it to be emotionally deep. It can be of any genre, but I want his lyrics to (again) matter a lot. Actually, the same thing applies to Jeangu. His song is really deep and emotional and I wish both of these wonderful men to do something of the same quality once again. 🙂

Yes, there is, as I said, no guarantee for the new song, but I have my fingers crossed for him, Jeangu and Go_A. 🙂

For the sake of diversity, I’d prefer a French song once again.