Next Up: 2021 – Switzerland

Being one of the possible contenders in 2020, it makes perfect sense that Switzerland has selected Gjon’s Tears for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Here is what we expect from Switzerland in 2021.

In today’s episode we look at Switzerland in 2021. For a full review of their potential entry for 2020, check out this article on our partner website Eurovision Union. Check out our thoughts for next year below.

Key takeaways: strong emotional connection by a true musician

The singer-songwriter Gjon’s Tears made an immediate impact when his French song ‘Répondez-moi’ was released. This is the type of song where the emotion comes through strongly just from the way it is performed. In his live performance this was noticable as well. He has proven that it’s not just a feature of the studio version, but he can certainly deliver live. The song features some challenging notes, but he does it with ease.

How should Switzerland proceed with Gjon’s Tears in Eurovision 2021?

We will be seeing Gjon’s Tears next year, and that was a good call from the Swiss broadcaster. It didn’t come as much of a surprise though, because when you have a potential winner in your grip, you don’t let them go. Also coming from an internal selection, it made sense for Gjon to return to Eurovision. Ballads suit his voice, so I would love to see another ballad next year, and I’d also like to see the French language carried through. Whatever he does, I hope that it’s strong enough to see Switzerland as a favourite once again.

This was supposed to be Switzerland’s Eurovision 2020 entry

About “Next Up: Eurovision 2021”

In our series Next Up: 2021, we look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, all participating countries now face the choice: Stick with their Eurovision singer, or come up with a new preselection or internal selection.

We make an analysis based on what we know so far. What will this country do, or most likely do? And is that the wise choice, looking at the fact that the Eurovision Song Contest remains a music competition?


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