Yes, you read that right. The first performance of Switzerland’s Eurovision 2021 entry “Tout l’univers” happened on Telecinco, a Spanish TV channel.

Gjon’s Tears flew to Madrid and performed on a private broadcaster that been using “Tout l’univers” as the soundtrack for a documentary about the tumultuous life of Rocío Carrasco, the daughter of copla legend Rocío Jurado. Confused? So is everyone!

Gjon’s Tears – “Tout l’univers” (Switzerland Eurovision 2021 live on Telecinco)

Click here to watch Gjon’s Tears perform “Tout l’univers” on Spanish television.

Short story: “Tout l’univers” is being used as the theme song of the television documentary series Rocío Carrasco, Contar la verdad para seguir viva, that premiered on Sunday on Telecinco. The song has been everywhere on Spanish television during the week. Its popularity wave should live on, as the documentary has several parts, to be aired in the next few weeks.

On Sunday, Gjon performed his Eurovision entry live for the first time. He kept it simple, wearing a slick dark costume and playing the piano while images of the Rocío’s appeared on the background. Serving his trademark falsetto, Gjon proved why he’s a favourite to win Eurovision 2021.

Eurodrama is back

However, we’re talking about Spain, and of course the story had to incorporate some Eurodrama. To begin with, Spain’s Eurovision broadcaster TVE faced some backlash: there were fans who considered that a private broadcaster was paying more attention to Eurovision than they are.

Others also criticised the public broadcaster, as they believed the Swiss participant was stealing the spot of Spain’s entrant, Blas Cantó. Blas himself was to blame for other fans:

“Gjon’s Tears rubbing hands with the Spanish televoting.”

“Hopefully TVE doing for Blas what Telecinco is doing for the candidacy of Gjon’s Tears (and for the contest itself)”

“Blas Canto seeing that they have taken Gjon’s Tears to the #RocioVerdad1 program”

“Gjon’s song has already played more on Spanish television than Blas’.”

Did you like Gjon’s performance? Did he live up to the expectations? Is he a contender to win it all? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Jamie
Jamie
12 days ago

Out of the all the ballads I think Victoria’s Bulgarian entry is far stronger than both France and Switzerland.

Mark
Mark
24 days ago

This will sound TOTALLY different in Rotterdam. He will have orchestration for those amazing surges in the later part of the song, backing singers to supplement his voice. He DOES need to be careful to integrate his voice more into the song and express the notes….it’s not just vocal athletics. Rightly fancied as a major contender to win.

raspadinha
raspadinha
25 days ago

Oh, the goose bumps!

Nitzan
Nitzan
25 days ago

Not a great performance, this song really strains his voice. Made me more confident that this is (finally) Malta’s year.

je t'aime
je t'aime
25 days ago

Sorry, I don’t like this song.

Last edited 25 days ago by je t'aime
eurana
eurana
25 days ago
Reply to  je t'aime

me too

Tomasz
Tomasz
24 days ago
Reply to  je t'aime

me too

Henry
Henry
24 days ago
Reply to  je t'aime

Me too

GreenTea
GreenTea
25 days ago

Do we really have to categorize songs? Eurofans came up with ‘Fuego 2.0’ and now we have ‘Arcade 2.0’. What’s next? Gjon has a song that just suits him. I don’t see any copying or imitation in it. I would also not take his performance for Spanish tv as a confirmation that his staging in May will look like this. Would he really like to reveal everything now? ‘Is he a contender to win it all?’ Well, I’m rooting for Gjon but I think this year it’s an up tempo’s song turn. I had this premonition even before any song… Read more »

Jofty
Jofty
24 days ago
Reply to  GreenTea

“Hard Rock Hallelujah 2.0”?

Liza
Liza
24 days ago
Reply to  GreenTea

Totally agree with you. We don’t know if his staging will be like that and we don’t know who will be his stage director. Maybe there will be some changes in his performance in Rotterdam. I think we just need to wait for May or any other news and then everything will be found out

GrantK
GrantK
25 days ago

Boring and trying to be arcade, also he went to the Lucie Jones facial expressions school clearly.

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
25 days ago
Reply to  GrantK

Oh c’mon! Lucie Jones is a musical theatre actress, she is very expressive when singing 🙂

Dolly
Dolly
25 days ago
Reply to  GrantK

So right , wake me up when his finished

Anhel
Anhel
25 days ago

“Video unavailable” ;__;

Tomasz
Tomasz
25 days ago

I`m not some fan of this song. I´ll probably go to the bathroom then. Sorry.

...
...
25 days ago

But, Spain is not allowed to vote for Blas Cantó… What’s the point of all this drama?!!

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
25 days ago
Reply to  ...

The point is not that! What people are complaining about is the difference of treatment towards ESC between the national broadcaster and other channels 🙂 Just the sound system difference between Telecinco and RTVE (where we could not even hear Blas) has been worthy of debate within the community because just this performance to present a TV series has been miles better than what we have been seeing for the past years coming from the national broadcaster ._.

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
25 days ago

Almost 4.000.000 millions watched him.

The show was #1 in spanish audience with 33,3% share.

Marion
25 days ago

WOW! What a voice and what a talent. I also think his haircut is really cute!

Efraim
Efraim
25 days ago

Unfortunately, Spanish private broadcasters paying more attention to Eurovision than TVE is nothing new. One of Telecinco’s sister channels, Divinity, has been using Eurovision songs in adverts of their content for years (Euphoria, Only Teardrops, Toy, this year Voices before it even won Melfest…). Antena 3 had Alfred and Amaia as guests on not one but two of their programs back in 2018, and Antena 3’s sister channel laSexta also saw its morning show set its usual highlights clip at the end to El Diablo just last week. I’m starting to wonder if we would have a better shot at… Read more »

Last edited 25 days ago by Efraim
Coco
Coco
25 days ago

I would not put my money on Switzerland (weak) or Bulgaria (bland lullabay). This is such a strange year. Fans favorite will not qualify, be careful where you place your money.

Deborah
25 days ago
Reply to  Coco

Meanwhile, people are underrating San Marino and Cyprus so badly… these are the bops of the year, with the right live performance they can skyrocket their way up

Coco
Coco
25 days ago
Reply to  Deborah

You are right.

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
25 days ago
Reply to  Deborah

If you think that is underrating, I can’t know what overrating can be. Cyprus has brought the same in 2018,2019 and now in 2021, a diva singing a song and suddenly saying a few random words in Spanish that make me feel angry, because I don’t go to the street shouting “Fotiá” or “O diávolos” nor “Mamakíta”!!
San Marino by its side has brought finally a decent song, other than one wrote in 5 minutes in the streets of a German city or two poor kids saying a chain of farts

Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
22 days ago
Reply to  Deborah

They are third and fourth in the community top in my Eurovision scoreboard app. Since when is being in the top 3 and top 5 being underrated?

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
25 days ago

I don’t understand the hate he gets. I think the song is amazing and his voice is amazing too. And if you don’t like either of those then you can like his personality because he seems to be a humble and sweet guy with a genuine passion for what he does. This will not be his staging in esc but if he does play the piano there too then so what. Duncan wasn’t the first person who had a piano on stage.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
25 days ago

As a Duncan Laurence fan, I totally agree. Raphael Gualazzi also had a piano and quite a lot of 20th century acts had pianos even though I don’t remember which acts.

Helene
Helene
25 days ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

The burning piano!

Doris
Doris
25 days ago
Reply to  Helene

Melovin !

Efraim
Efraim
25 days ago
Reply to  Doris

The Makemakes also had a burning piano in 2015. Mélovin went one step further with a burning piano/vampire coffin.

Helene
Helene
25 days ago

Who is hating? Not thinking the song will not win is not the same as hating.

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
25 days ago
Reply to  Helene

I don’t mean just critical comments. I mean the ones calling him “budget Duncan” etc. And I’m not talking about just this comment section. But I understand why you would take offense for what I said because the saltiness towards Gjon kind of shows through in some of your many comments you have written here…

Last edited 25 days ago by Ravencrow Neversmiles
Marion
25 days ago

Indeed! I guess we should see the jealousy and saltiness towards Gjon as a compliment. Anyway, I hope he wins! That voice is a gift for the French language and he’s the best candidate since Loïc Nottet. Plus, he’s such a humble, sweet person who signs with such passion.

Ende
Ende
25 days ago
Reply to  Marion

Loïc Nottet sang in English and for Belgium.

Dida
Dida
25 days ago

2019 – Duncan at the piano
2021 – Gjon at the piano
How…original! Hope this won’t be his Eurovision staging, though. It will be such a disappointment!

Amy Bee
Amy Bee
25 days ago
Reply to  Dida

I agree that they should definitely leave the piano aside in order to do well. But this was just a simple accoustic performance. This is not what they will do for the actual staging in Rotterdam I‘m sure

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
25 days ago
Reply to  Dida

Raphael Gualazzi and many others had pianos had a piano. What’s your point? It is all about the music.

Patrick
Patrick
25 days ago
Reply to  Dida

Lord, it won’t be his staging. This doesn’t look like a Sasha Jean Baptiste staging at all. He will use the full instrumental backing track!!!! This is just a performance on Spanish national tv.!

Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
22 days ago
Reply to  Dida

You know that Duncan Laurence didn’t invent singing with a piano, right?

TJCat
TJCat
21 days ago
Reply to  Dida

What next? if someone wears a white skirt and top they are copying Celine Dion?
if someone sings a verse followed by a chorus its not original?

Celeste
Celeste
25 days ago

Just a basic love song : you break my heart, i’m alone in the whole universe, cry for me !! and he needend many authors for that !! can’t wrote it by himself ? Yes he can sing, but esc is not about hight notes your voice can reach, where is the emotion ? just a mechanical performence, So easy to understand why France will be soon before him in the odds. Barbara wrote her song, you feel the song when she is singing.

The song loved in Spain..lol, the country with the worst tastes in term of esc song.

Ende
Ende
25 days ago
Reply to  Celeste

Let me guess you are French ?

Aubin
Aubin
25 days ago
Reply to  Celeste

That is not even what the song tells…

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
25 days ago
Reply to  Celeste

You can have an opinion, but there is no need to be rude about it 🙂

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
25 days ago
Reply to  Celeste

Thank you as a spaniard !!! (Insert ironic face). Describe things where we have the worst taste (leaving aside obviously the fraud by Du I Fo yo lova”

Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
22 days ago
Reply to  Celeste

Before leaving such rude comments, you should at least double check your information. It is true that Gjon isn’t the only composer of the song, but neither is Barbara. She wrote Voilà with two other musicians. And why should be the quality of a song related to the amount of people that wrote it?

Frank
25 days ago

Before an artist is actually singing in the Grand Final on Saturday they will have had to perform their song in rehearsals, jury shows and live shows about 20 times. This song seems to ask a lot of Gjons vocal abilities so I hope his voice won’t crack on the 22nd.
Exactly that cost Israel the victory in 2010….

Kosey
Kosey
25 days ago

It is a very fine line between exquisite and excruciating. I have confidence that Gjon will stay the right side of the line. I wish him all the best as the song brings all the feels!

Amy Bee
Amy Bee
25 days ago

I think this song does not work only with piano. It needs the backing instruments and vocals to transmit the epicness of the song. His vocals were amazing though!
He will slay in Rotterdam!

Last edited 25 days ago by Amy Bee
BeepBoop
BeepBoop
25 days ago

He is definitely getting the higher points from Spain. The song is like… being played every single day on TV and people seem to like it a lot!

Greco Fan
Greco Fan
25 days ago

I love his voice and the song.. Just feeling bad if another song with a piano will win back to back and then many entries will keep sending piano songs like back in the 90’s.. After all the pandemic depression sorry but I personally need an upbeat song to win this year.. We had enough tears with the pandemic.. But the song is objectively beautiful..

Giolo
Giolo
25 days ago
Reply to  Greco Fan

It’s a matter of taste at the end of the day. For me it would be beautiful to have many meaningful piano ballads, as I don’t like the fact this year is full of forgettable (for me at least) pop/up beat songs.

Greco Fan
Greco Fan
25 days ago
Reply to  Giolo

Completely agree. And he is an amazing artist, no doubt I cant fault him. Is just his video clip having an accident and dying and the crying voice etc after a year of global depression for me, personally, is a bit too much again.. If he wins of course he will deserve it but we need this year something to uplift us thats what i am trying to say..

Patrick
Patrick
26 days ago

Why do people assume this would be the performance he’ll do at eurovision? Sasha
Jean Baptiste is doing his staging and thats def. not it!

Milla
Milla
25 days ago
Reply to  Patrick

If someone from Sweden.. he should have chosen “Benke” Rydman. (Popular, Heroes, Every minute, interval acts Sweden Eurovision 2016 etc.. then we’re talking! Sasha is quite basic, not thinking outside the box like Benke imo.

Patrick
Patrick
25 days ago
Reply to  Milla

I think because the Swiss delegation had a good experience working with her (also chemistry), they reached out to her!

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
25 days ago
Reply to  Milla

Oh yes, fuego or is it too late for love basic staging, what do you want her to do?

Ende
Ende
26 days ago

Is Gjon the only contestant going in other countries to promote his song ?

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
25 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Natalia promoted Sugar in Russia.

Robert
Robert
26 days ago

Arcade 2.0 period

Teddie
25 days ago
Reply to  Robert

Yep. Only even worse somehow.

Helene
Helene
26 days ago

This year I thing Switzerland will win the juries and not the public vote. He needs to connect better with the camera.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
25 days ago
Reply to  Helene

I mean, he has like 2 months to work on that.

rainer1
rainer1
26 days ago

With the staging and background, it will be simply fantastic in rotterdam.
WHAT AN ARTIST! WOWW
We have a winner

Milla
Milla
26 days ago

What fuss! Gjon will use the background track at esc, and that’s it. He might not even sit with the piano. Because if he does I think he would fail. The Duncan Lawrence and Arcade references would be too obvious. But I really can’t feel this at all. I hear too much Arcade. It really sounds like I’ve heard this song before. Now it’s not original any more.

Helene
Helene
26 days ago
Reply to  Milla

I completely agree. It is not original at all. It is a recycled mix of Arcade and the song from last year. It feels constructed with not so much heart. His voice is increadible but he doesn’t corn that with the camera.

Helene
Helene
25 days ago
Reply to  Helene

Sorry connect with the camera

Ellen
Ellen
26 days ago
Reply to  Milla

To my opinion, those songs don’t sound the same. Even when you’re paying attention to the lyrics. There was a continuity in the lyrics of ‘Arcade’ while I don’t see any in ‘Tout L’Univers’, which are just depicting imageries/sceneries that have nothing in common.

Even at the vocal scale, both singers sound different. Except that we could feel emotions in Duncan’s performances, while here, personally, Gjon’s is just showcasing his singing skills and his beautiful voice.

Last edited 26 days ago by Ellen
Ellen
Ellen
26 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

I don’t feel the emotions in ‘Tout L’Univers’, contrary to the mind-blowing ‘Repondez moi’ last year. That’s why I don’t think Gjon’s Tears is a contender for the win.

Helene
Helene
25 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Listen to the two songs in a row. The part where Duncan is going Ah ah and the chorous where Gijon sings tout l’univers are basically the same.

Helene
Helene
25 days ago
Reply to  Helene

It is the music that is similar not the lyrics.

Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Helene

Yeah I know it. I was just dealing with another subject. I wanted to give my opinion on onther aspect of the song that could be compared to Ducan one.

Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Helene

Yeah, I kinda get the similarity in those parts of both songs. But there are still differences in the pace and the moment they are holding the ‘aaah’ note. Gjon’s is using a higher note than Duncan. This latter also ends his ‘ah’ note to sing the ‘oh’ one. But I get your point, sis. Even if, in general, both of those songs are still different.

Last edited 25 days ago by Ellen
Helene
Helene
25 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Well you are going into details. I played the two songs for my family in different ages and they all reacted the same. They say is is too similar and that Duncan is way better.

Last edited 25 days ago by Helene
Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Helene

I analysed the part of the song you told me to pay attention to. I did it. But I also listen to both songs, and to me they are still different.

I agree, indeed, that Duncan song is better if we don’t compare them.

Anhel
Anhel
25 days ago
Reply to  Helene

Wow, Gjon has luck that the Eurovision jury isn’t Helene’s family in different ages.

Helene
Helene
25 days ago
Reply to  Anhel

He he- I don’t think their opinion are of any importance and it is not that they don’t like it. It is just very similar and not to Gjon’s advantage. It is just about example.

Last edited 25 days ago by Helene
Gurl
Gurl
26 days ago

I love it. His vocals are perfect. Y’all seem to forget this will be elevated in the Eurovision stage. Anyway, this performance was already flawless. I can see him winning the whole thing in May. Impressed.

Marion
25 days ago
Reply to  Gurl

Me, too!

NickC
NickC
26 days ago

I beg to differ from the rest: I had goosebumps, and I liked it much more than the music video. I would not say it is a lock for the win, but it is certainly a contender.

Sabrina
Sabrina
26 days ago

What we can take from this is what many of us already knew: this guy is a great vocalist. And though I love the piano in “Tous l’univers”, this performance made clear that there’s more to pay attention to in the background track, because the rest of the instrumental helps connecting to and from the chorus, which I missed here. I believe the Swiss delegation would avoid the “guy in a piano” comparisons and make Gjon casually wander around the stage.

Last edited 26 days ago by Sabrina
rainer1
rainer1
26 days ago
Reply to  Sabrina

there will be no piano on stage

Sabrina
Sabrina
25 days ago
Reply to  rainer1

Is it official? I haven’t read about it anywhere, though I assume Sacha Jean-Baptiste will probably follow my wish, as long Gjon doesn’t insist on playing the piano (some artists feel more comfortable with their instrument).

By the way, I wrote “would”, but my intention was to say “should”. This performance wasn’t an indicator of their plans, he was just promoting his song in a foreign country after all.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
26 days ago

Never assume we are going to read it right the first time; we’re just useless sometimes. 🙂
Anyhow, some of the Spanish are missing the point of Eurovision entirely. (Covid-permitting) Blas should be getting spots on TV stations throughout the rest Europe, not being promoted in Spain itself.
Congrats to Gjon’s Tears.

Last edited 26 days ago by Purple Mask
BeepBoop
BeepBoop
25 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

The issue is that… so many people in Spain still do not even know what song Blas is presenting because sadly RTVE is not doing anything about it. The contest hast just become a tiny part of their web page, and they do not create nor share content about ESC on the channel, meanwhile people know what song Switzerland is presenting because of a private channel that has promoted in 4 days the contest more than the original broadcaster, that is mainly what fans find ironic about the situation ><

Who am I?
Who am I?
26 days ago

Yup! This is not the winner…. duncan Laurence already did this and he did it 1000 times better… thank you, next

Daly
Daly
26 days ago

Gjon’s vocals were amazing, as expected! <3 Of course this is not the staging that we'll see in May. Sacha Jean Baptiste is doing the staging y'all!! And also, this was an accoustic version, we are missing the actual instrumental of the song.
Clearly the camera work was focusing too much on that image display, what was distracting, the tv special was about the Documentary after all, but, anyway, I could feel the raw emotion of his performance & the potencial this have to shine in the Rotterdam stage!

Last edited 26 days ago by Daly
Boreal
Boreal
26 days ago

Forced falsetto; vocals masturbation; no sympathy for his own song; wasted opportunity, what a shame…

Last edited 26 days ago by Boreal
yoxunited
yoxunited
25 days ago
Reply to  Boreal

which planet you live on?

ESCalator
ESCalator
26 days ago

NGL, I’m pretty impressed by his live singing. Not only is his falsetto very strong (stronger than Duncan’s imho) but his pitch control is also impressive, especially with all those jumps in the melodic line.

That being said, I do miss the instrumental track…the piano wasn’t enough.

Cozmin COZMA
Cozmin COZMA
26 days ago

Not winner here!
Too much cliche…… a CLASSIC Eurovision song.
Great voice tho…..

Fred
Fred
26 days ago

Not a fan. Sounds too generic, budget Duncan.

Doris
Doris
26 days ago

Malta bots in panic mode. Love it.

Ende
Ende
26 days ago
Reply to  Doris

Actually the odds are worsening fir Switzerland…

Doris
Doris
25 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Proof that malta is forcing the odds. So a superb live performance makes worsening Switzerland while a trash song that we have never heard live is now first.
Super logic.

Ende
Ende
25 days ago
Reply to  Doris

Or maybe the ressemblances (in terms of melody and performance) with Duncan were too much yesterday (I am sure at ESC they will make something totally different) and it scared the bookmakers who anticipate a potential negative reaction from the public. I do not have an answer, I am just trying to guess.

Last edited 25 days ago by Ende
Ende
Ende
25 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Actually today Destiny’s song is released on Spotify so this could maybe explain it, no?

Tom Rijnders
Tom Rijnders
25 days ago
Reply to  Doris

That you don’t like Malta’s song doesn’t mean it’s trash my guy, it’s at the top of the bookmakers alongside Switzerland for a reason. Either of them can win, and if your favorite ends up losing then so be it.

In my opinion, both Malta and Switzerland sent great entries this year, and I’d be perfectly fine with either of them winning

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
26 days ago

Being able to pull off such marketing trick amidst the pandemic is really smart on the part of the Switzerland delegation.

The live version is faultless too.

justafan
justafan
26 days ago

Was this a slower version than the original? Or were the few extra seconds him playing the piano?
I didn’t quite live for this, I hope his vocals improve in May and they come up with a better staging. I got a bit bored to be honest :/

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
26 days ago
Reply to  justafan

This was just an accoustic version, the version in May will have the punch that the studio version has

justafan
justafan
26 days ago

I know that it will musically, but vocally acoustic versions are easier to sing, so that’s what worries me.

justafan
justafan
26 days ago
Reply to  justafan

And I’m not a Maltese bot, I don’t even remember their song, I’ve only heard it once.

Colin
Colin
26 days ago

This was as outstanding as I imagined. Gjon is so talented and his vocals are always chillingly good. I get that this pitch is not for everyone, but I really love it. And yes, the staging was partially distracting, but will be changed for ESC. This was occasional, just to showcase his amazing voice in live.

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
26 days ago

Very disappointing live performance.

Grft
Grft
26 days ago

it leaves me kinda cold honestly, but his vocals are 10/10 as alwayd

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
26 days ago

Everyone should relax. It seems obvious that the performance had just as much focus on the TV series as the song itself. His actual performance in ESC will probably look little like this.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
26 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Super true, but its obvious he has some troubles to connect, and they were obvious last year too. He didnt look into the camera ONCE. Hes no Duncal lets be honest

Last edited 26 days ago by Thisisntourlastdance
Mark
Mark
24 days ago

It took Duncan SEVERAL rehearsals to look into the camera….and even then, only once or twice

Ende
Ende
26 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Sure.. that was absolutely not a PR strategy

Natalie
Natalie
26 days ago

Even the show was done like Duncans – him behind the piano with a similar song.. wow..

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
26 days ago
Reply to  Natalie

Yeah, because Duncan invented that concept. It just looks bad when others try to steal it and claim his uniqueness for themselves.

Mio
Mio
26 days ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

For decades, truly, people have been sitting at pianos performing songs for the enjoyment of others. It’s a very natural way to share the power of music.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
25 days ago
Reply to  Mio

I thought my sarcasm was anything but subtle…

Doris
Doris
26 days ago

Low your bots Malta, you should be all red and far away from Switzerland on the betting odds.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
26 days ago
Reply to  Doris

I actually think Malta will be #1 pretty soon. Dont know about the televote but Malta is winning the jury vote, ticks all the jury boxes and then some more!

Doris
Doris
26 days ago

Lol you wish Malta won’t even be jury top 3.
#1 Switzerland
#2 Sweden (as usual, part of the contract)
#3 Austria

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
26 days ago
Reply to  Doris

You dont know how juries work if you think they wont be all over Malta.
1) singer with character
2) great vocals
3) polished pop song, european ” hit ” potential
4) message about female empowerment

Its a myth that they go only for ballads, and a song that is not in english has won the jury vote only ONCE in this decade ( 2017 ) so we will see whos right!

Last edited 26 days ago by Thisisntourlastdance
Doris
Doris
26 days ago

In a sea of pre-recorded vocals this year bye bye Malta.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
26 days ago
Reply to  Doris

Only prerecorded BACKING vocals will be allowed.
I just want to point out that I am not from Malta, I am just being objective. Switzerland wont win the jury vote and you will see it, its not mainstream enough

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
26 days ago

They saved Malta 2016 as well and Destiny is a much better singer than Ira. Unfortunately, I think she’s right about Sweden. Austria might get some jury pity but not that much.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
26 days ago

Of course Sweden will do great with the juries, its jury bait and very well performed. We would all vote for it if we were jurors to be honest lol. But it wont win the jury vote, they are not as predictable as we all think, the fact Sweden wasnt their #1 last year and North Macedonia was says it all. Malta will look and sound fresher to them than the overcalculated Sweden

Last edited 26 days ago by Thisisntourlastdance
Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
26 days ago

I wouldn’t vote for it. For my points 1-12, I’d find at least ten songs and acts that I genuinely find better.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
26 days ago

I agree, the song is just a cliche talent song song, but you cant deny its really well performed and polished and Tusse is talented. Music ” experts ” who are not young and dont have a vendetta against Sweden for doing well every year will appreciate those assets ( I agree though that they shouldnt be enough for a jury win, which leads me to what I said: Malta is winning the jury vote in my book right now )

Last edited 26 days ago by Thisisntourlastdance
Milla
Milla
26 days ago

Th2e fact that people are having this debate means that Sweden is some kind of a threat. I find the song at least better than 3/4 of the songs this year. A safe song, yes, but Tusse and is really great and sells Voices very effectively. And the message of the performance is current. But what I’ve read among comments on different forums it seems to be his skin colour and confusions about gender that is some kind of problem. And def russians comparing the song to Polina’s. Sad people. And if these are reasons for not doing well in… Read more »

Last edited 26 days ago by Milla
Helene
Helene
26 days ago

Yes Swedish Frans got more votes from the public than the juries.

Last edited 26 days ago by Helene
Doris
Doris
26 days ago

Female empowerement is too late now, we had Israel 2018, North Macedonia 2019. And juries won’t buy a female empowerement that looks more like a pr0n movie trailer.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
25 days ago

There are like 6 female empowerment songs this year (8 if Amnesia and Growing Up Is Getting Old count). Among them Voila is the most original. Trust me, Je Me Casse won’t win. I personally predict a 3rd place for Malta.

Ende
Ende
25 days ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Since when Voilà is a female empowerment song ?

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
25 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Have you even read the lyrics?

Ende
Ende
25 days ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Yes and she sings about herself as an human being, as an artist. If the same song was interpreted by a man would you call it a man empowerment song ? If you want to see it as an empowerment song then I would not restrict it to a “female empowerment” song as this is not dedicated to women only. For me there is nothing about empowerment in her song, this is an intimate confession, a cry for love. But if you see it as a female empowerment song this is great as this is what music, and arts are… Read more »

Last edited 25 days ago by Ende
GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
25 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Yes, what you say is indeed right. I went into the female empowerment boat way too fast. It is a human empowerment song, to open up to yourself and respect others how they are. I see France as the winner this year, despite Switzerland being my winner (France is my #2), I would’ve maid that prediction even if it was just a female empowerment song instead of a human empowerment song.

Alonso
Alonso
26 days ago
Reply to  Doris

I agree that Sweden will definitely be jury top 2. Besides, there are four feminist songs this year, Russia, Azerbaijan, Latvia and Malta. If all of them made it to the final, fewer points would be voted for any of the songs, that’s exactly why Malta’s winning chance is small. Anyway, good luck to all contestants.

Last edited 26 days ago by Alonso
Ende
Ende
26 days ago
Reply to  Doris

I am not sure what Destiny did to you for you to be so excited about Malta to lose. This is a contest to celebrate music and collaboration/exchange between countries.
I am not a fan of Gjon and I do not understand why people can like his song but I do not wish him to finish of the contest like if he was my biggest enemy on earth… Either Malta or Switzerland or another country, we should be happy that in 2021 the contest can take place.

Neil
Neil
26 days ago

Well we know where Spain’s 12 points are going to xD

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
26 days ago
Reply to  Neil

Cyprus? xD

Neil
Neil
25 days ago

Another possibility xD

Gil Dadia
Gil Dadia
26 days ago

True artist in sea of fake ones, 12 points from israel!!!

John
John
26 days ago

Same as last year with Répondez-moi when he performs live (perhaps without a lot of practice), he’s always sharp on the high notes. It doesn’t sound as well as the well-produced videos for both videos. In Rotterdam I hope they get the mix right.