SWITZERLAND – With a video posted in the social media, Gjon’s Tears and Swiss Head of Delegation, explained how the song for Rotterdam’s EUROVISION 2021 edition was selected.
Head of Delegation, Reto Peritz
“We received the songs after the song meeting in Switzerland at a party all over Europe. Gjon’s Tears sang all the songs before they went through the selection process. In the first round, the songs were judged by 100 people and 20 international music experts. Not only did they score, but they also provided feedback on what could be improved. The comments were indeed incorporated into the production of the songs. We made a video where Gjon’s Tears performs the songs live, so the judges judged his voice as well. The videos were returned to the jury where they were re-evaluated. I’m very happy about the song. The title fits Gjon’s Tears perfectly since he wrote it himself and he will definitely stand out at Eurovision 2021.”
“It was a nice experience for me. I usually ask the opinion of my family and people close to me, but also in this case people I do not know. I think people will understand my song and we will have the same feelings that it is a very good song for Eurovision. I am very happy for the song and for the final result.”
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