SWITZERLAND – Switzerland’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest is ‘Tout l‘Univers’ (The Whole Universe) and will be performed by Gjon’s Tears at the second Semi-Final on Thursday 20 May.
Gjon Muharremaj, who hails from Broc in the Canton of Fribourg, was originally picked to represent the Swiss last year with Répondez-moi.
“I am so happy that I will finally be able to take part in Eurovision this year and that I can spread a positive message with my song Tout l’Univers. It was important for us to keep hope in this particularly difficult time: we must not give up and we must stay strong. With love, friendship, strength and courage, we can rebuild our future. I am convinced that in this exceptional situation it is possible to rediscover and reinvent ourselves.”
The musician wrote his latest Eurovision entry with songwriters Wouter Hardy, Nina Sampermans and Xavier Michel as part of a song-writing camp. He hopes that the combination of solo voice, choirs, piano and strings, mixed with modern beats, gives his entry a distinctive soundscape.