“She Got Me” has had the best pre-contest chart debut of any Swiss Eurovision entry since 2007 and “Vampires Are Alive”.
Luca Hänni’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 “She Got Me” has entered the Schweizer Hitparade at No.11, making it the most successful pre-contest debut of a Swiss Eurovision entry since the 2007 contest in Helsinki, Finland. The last Swiss entry to reach this high in the Swiss charts was “Hunter of Stars” which reached number 6, having only debuted on the week of the contest.
The song has entered the chart just a week and a half on from its release. “She Got Me” is the singers biggest hit since his debut single “Don’t Think About Me” which went on to be a number 1 single. All of the singers other releases have only peaked in the mid 20s.
Luca Hänni is currently the fourth favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest according to the bookmakers. This is the highest that Switzerland has been in the betting odds for over a decade.
Who is Luca Hänni?
Luca is a singer-songwriter from Bern, Switzerland. He is best known for competing in the ninth season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar in 2012. He went on to win the show, becoming the first non-German singer to do so. His debut single topped the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and his debut album reached number one in Switzerland and Austria.
The singer has a link to the Eurovision Song Contest having been the nation’s spokesperson at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. He announced the results of the Swiss jury which awarded 12 points to Salvador Sobral of Portugal.
This year SRF has opted to internally select both the singer and song that will represent the nation in Tel Aviv, this comes on the back off four years of non-qualification to the final.
Source: Schweizer Hitparade
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 four years, Switzerland has failed to reach the final.