The next artist featured in our “Who Is” series for the Eurovision 2018 season is Zibbz from Switzerland.
At the beginning of February, it was announced that Zibbz would represent Switzerland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest after winning Entscheidungsshow 2018. Let’s get to know a bit more about them.
Zibbz is a duo from Zurich, Switzerland, made up of siblings Corinne and Stee Gfeller. The pair founded Zibbz in 2008, with Corinne acting as lead vocalist, and Stefan on drums and keyboard. Zibbz, whose name is based on the fact that they are siblings, had their own reality show about their lives in Los Angeles between 2011 and 2015, and in that time they released their first studio album Ready? Go!. Since then, they have produced their second studio album It Takes A Village, has written songs used in commercials and even wrote the official theme song for the 2012 Men’s World Floorball Championships in Zurich.
Corinne, born 6th June 1985, trained at Laine Theatre Arts in London, United Kingdom. Throughout her musical career, she has recorded vocals for many artists, worked on radio jingles, and performed with popular musicians such as Prince and Thirty Seconds to Mars. Stefan, born 11th March 1987, studied music in Winterthur, where he completed his SMPV diploma. In his career, he has produced music and played the drums for many artists, including Gölä and Bastian Baker.
Zibbz will represent Switzerland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal in May. The pair were chosen after they won the Swiss national final show, a staggering 88 points ahead of second place. At the contest, they will be singing their song “Stones”.
Switzerland hosted the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 a contest that they won. Lys Assia won the first contest with the song “Refrain”, it wasn’t until 1988 that Switzerland would win the contest again. At the contest in Dublin, it was Celine Dion with “Ne partez pas sans moi” who beat the United Kingdom to victory by just 1 point. In recent years Switzerland has finished last five times since 2004. In the past three years, Switzerland has failed to reach the final.