Switzerland: It’s Luca Hänni to Tel Aviv with the song “She Got Me”
Luca Hänni will be the Swiss Eurovision 2019 act and will be representing Switzerland with the song entitled “She Got Me”
This year the Swiss national broadcaster, SRF went internal for selecting act and song to represent the country in Tel Aviv, after four years failing to qualify to the final. The Swiss broadcaster selected the act internally, including however in the process two juries that contributed to the decision . The decision was determined by an international jury of experts alongside with a public jury that formed by 100 Swiss citizens, while the international jury was formed of individuals with Eurovision links.
Luca is a singer-songwriter from Bern, Switzerland. He received some fame by participating as a contestant inthe ninth season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar in 2012, as he was the first foreign contestant to win the show. His debut single topped the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Austria while his first album achieved a No1 placing in Switzerland and Austria. The Swiss act has been related to Eurovision in the past having been the country’s spokesperson at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Listen to the official music video for “She Got Me”
THE STORY SO FAR
Switzerland made its debut in the first Eurovision Song Contest back in 1956 and won the same year with Lys Assia. It was not until 1988 when the country was crowned winner for the 2nd time with Celine Dion leaving in second place behind the United Kingdom only by a narrow margin of 1 point.
In this year’s contest the country chose duo Zibbz to represent it on the Altice Arena stage in Lisbon with their song Stones. In spite of their dynamic performance they didn’t avoid Switzerland’s 4th successive failure to qualify to the Final.