Our series of poll battles concludes with returning artist #26. Following the cancellation of Eurovision last year, many have been allowed to return to the contest in 2021. However, this year they’ve all come back with new songs.
Thus, comparisons to their previous entries are inevitable. Over the last few weeks we’ve been asking you to tell us if you prefer the returning artists’ 2020 or 2021 songs?
Last but not least, today we’re shining a light on Switzerland. In 2020, Gjon’s Tears was set to take “Repondez-moi” to Rotterdam. This year, he’ll be singing “Tout l’Univers” at Eurovision 2021. But which song is your favourite? Vote in our poll now!
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“Répondez-moi” (Switzerland 2020)
In 2020, Switzerland internally selected Gjon’s Tears and his song “Répondez-moi”. This was set to be the country’s first Eurovision entry to be sung in French since 2010. A haunting ballad, the song discussed some of the big questions that come to mind when reflecting about life.
The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — awarded “Répondez-moi” a score of 7.95/10. In her review of the song, wiwiblogger Esma commented:
“Douze points pour la Suisse! Switzerland has chosen a piece of subtle and stunning art by selecting Gjon for Eurovision. “Répondez-moi” is a mystical and deep song that has been under my skin since the day it was released. The song is an impeccable combination of string instruments, choirs and Gjon’s flawless vocals which take my breath away every time I listen to this masterpiece. Gjon’s talent is able to touch people in their souls by means of his music – something only a great artist is capable of.”
“Tout l’Univers” (Switzerland 2021)
Gjon’s Tears was chosen to return for Eurovision 2021 with the new song “Tout l’Univers”. It’s another French-language ballad, though the Swiss singer told our William that the song was originally written in English.
In the lyrics of “Tout l’Univers”, Gjon’s Tears tells listeners to move forward with love in their hearts despite the struggles they might face in life.
Poll battle — Switzerland: Which Gjon’s Tears entry do you prefer?
You know the drill by now. There are two options – you can only vote for one, and you can only vote once. For the last time, let the battle commence!
Which Eurovision song by Gjon’s Tears did you vote for? Are you Team “Répondez-moi” or Team “Tout l’Univers”? Let us know in the comments.