Cake O’Phonie will represent Switzerland at Eurovision Choir of the Year 2019, with the choir taking victory in the final of Chorus.
Cake O’Phonie will be representing Switzerland on the nations debut in Eurovision Choir of the Year. The choir which was formed to compete in Chorus, beat off the competition from five other choirs this evening in Geneva to win the right to represent Switzerland in Gothenburg this coming August.
The results of the show were as follows:
- The Postiche – 3rd
- Solstice – 5th
- Cake O’Phonie – Winners
- Chœur de Mon Cœur – 6th
- One Step – 2nd
- Rocking Chair – 4th
The group is from Fribourg and was previous made up of just a handful of members. When Chorus was announced by RTS earlier this year, they went on a search for new members of the choir. They’ve only been performing together for a couple of months before competing in Chorus.
Chorus was held over three shows featuring 12 choirs from across French speaking Switzerland. Jonas Schneiter hosted the show, with the choirs being judged by Alizé Oswald d’Aliose and Marc Aymon. The winner of the show was selected by 50% jury voting and 50% public televote.
To date the only nations to have confirmed their participation are;
- Belgium – RTBF
- Romania – TVR
- Switzerland – RTS
- Wales – S4C
Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 was won by Carmen Manet from Slovenia. The choir performed two pieces during their six minutes on stage and beat off competition from eight other choirs from across Europe. Wales finished second in the final, while the host nation of Latvia finished third. The contest was broadcast live in ten countries across Europe and across the world online.