Eurovision 2020 will go down in history as the “lost” contest. Instead of remembering mindblowing stage shows and epic vocals, fans will forever wonder what could have been. This will be particularly the case for internally selected acts, many of whom have never performed their songs live.
However, Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears has released a clip which gives us some idea of just what we’re missing, at least when it comes to his own performance of “Répondez-moi”.
Gjon’s Tears “Répondez-moi” Unplugged — Switzerland Eurovision 2020
The “unplugged” live version is recorded on an empty stage with just Gjon, his piano and a spotlight. As such, it gives us no indication of what the Sacha Jean-Baptiste commissioned staging could have been.
But that’s not the point of an unplugged session. The emphasis is on showcasing Gjon’s vocals and emotion. And if social media reaction is anything to go by, Gjon is not the only one with tears to shed.
Gjon’s Tears remains humble, while also sending out love to his many followers. An Instagram update reads:
“Hi everyone ! I hope you are good ! I wanted to share with you this live that I shooted in Zurich.
For people who knows me, this is definitely not my best high notes performance ever but I wanted to make this video as fast as I could in those hard times and I just wanted to thank you for your support ! Love you🖤 continue to take care of yourself.💙”
Gjon’s Tears at Eurovision 2021
Gjon was third with the bookmakers to win Eurovision 2020 at the time the contest was cancelled. But it’s not all sad news. On 20 March, Gjon announced on his Instagram that he will be representing Switzerland at the 2021 edition of Eurovision. He wrote:
“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 💙”
What do you think of Gjon’s Tears unplugged? Would it have created a moment at Eurovision 2020? Let us know in the comments.