The twenty-eighth artist to feature in our Who Is series for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest is Gjon’s Tears from Switzerland.
Gjon Muharremaj (better known as Gjon’s Tears) was born on 29th June 1998 in Fribourg, Switzerland, and is of Kosovar-Albanian descent. His singing career took off when he was just 12 years old when he placed third in Albania’s Got Talent after his grandfather had entered him in the contest. He then went on to reach the semi-finals of Switzerland’s Got Talent in 2012, and last year also reached the semi-finals of The Voice France.
His song for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, “Répondez-moi” was selected from a selection of 515 songs.
Following the cancellation of the contest, it was revealed that he would represent Switzerland at the 2021 contest. His entry “Tout L’Univers” was selected from a list of 13 songs that were created at a song camp and was co-written by Gjon himself.
Gjon will perform “Tout L’Univers” in the second half of the second semi-final on 20 May.
Image source: SRF / Lukas Mader
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 2019 Luca Hänni brought Switzerland their best result at the Eurovision Song Contest in 26 years. The singer who performed “She Got Me”, finished 4th in the Grand Final.