SWITZERLAND – Swiss national broadcaster, SRG SSR is officially opening the 2021 national preselection news by kicking off the song selection for Gjon’s Tears. The national broadcaster re-affirmed its intention to have Gjon’s Tears as the country’s representative in Eurovision 2021 announces details for the song selection.
SRG SSR will organise a songwriting camp with the singer, authors from around the country and international composers. This means that the song selection will be made internally.
The wish of the broadcaster is for the song to be modern and internationally appealing with lyrics that can appeal to the audience and a strong message.
There will be 100 membered juries by viewers and 20 membered juries by international specialists.
The deadline has been set for September 20th, 2020
ABOUT GJON’S TEARS
Gjon has dedicated his heart and soul to music since he was a child. Moving his grandfather to tears with his rendition of Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love as a 9-year-old was a formative experience for him. The artist’s name came from this very experience: Gjon’s Tears. “Whether it’s joy, sadness or melancholy – I want to touch people with my music in every possible way.”
Gjon’s grandfather, who has Albanian roots, was so moved by his grandson’s voice that he registered him for a talent show in Albania on the spot in 2011. The then 12-year-old came third in Albania’s Got Talent. A year later, he reached the semi-finals in the Swiss equivalent and again in the French talent show The Voice France in 2019.
Gjon has a deep admiration for cinema, is passionate about theatre and loves to draw inspiration from museums and art galleries. Old objects also arouse his interest because, as a child, he visited flea markets with his father. But music has always been his top priority: he is not only a great lover of classical music but also admires “the magic of Cesária Évora, the eccentricity of Grace Jones and the musical intelligence of David Bowie”.