Sebalter who represented Switzerland at Eurovision 2014, is one of two commentators guiding viewers on RSI through Eurovision 2019.
Sebalter is entering the commentary booth this year as part of the commentary team for the Swiss Italian language broadcaster RSI. Sebalter who represented Switzerland at the 2014 contest will be joining Clarissa Tami for the networks broadcasts of the Second Semi-Final and the Grand Final.
The singer who is the last Swiss entrant to take the nation to the Grand Final, attempted to represent his nation again this year. Sebalter participated in the RSI selection process for 2019. He participated with the song “We’ll Carry the Light”, and was one of three entries submitted by RSI into the Swiss selection.
Switzerland this year is represented by Luca Hänni with the song “She Got Me”. Luca will be performing 4th in the second semi final on Thursday the 16th of May. Luca was internally selected to represent his country after broadcasters decided to rest their national selection show.
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: Eurofestival News
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.