Switzerland has become the second nation to start looking for jurors to help select their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
SRF, RTS, RSI and RTR have launched their search for the Swiss representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. A call has been made to find the 100 members of the Eurovision Jury that will help determine the Swiss singer and song for next year’s contest. You can fill out the survey to find jury members here.
The call for a jury indicates that Switzerland is likely to continue to internally select their representative for the competition, following the success of internally selecting Luca Hänni for the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv.
Gjon’s Tears is representing Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, Gjon will perform “Tout L’Univers” in the second semi-final on 20 May.
Who is Gjon’s Tears?
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.
Image Source: SRF / Oscar Alessio | Source: Eurovision Switzerland
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 performed “She Got Me” and finished 4th in the Grand Final.