Welcome to our brand new weekly series, ‘ESCXTRA’s 2018 Hopefuls’, in which we will tell you who we would like to see in Eurovision next year! This series will keep you entertained with new music from across Europe every Monday until the national final season begins next year, and may give you somebody new to root for to represent your country! Today, we look at who we want to see represent Switzerland in Eurovision 2018. Let’s get started!
Stefanie Heinzmann rose to fame after winning Stefan Raab’s German talent contest, SSDSDSSWEMUGABRTLAD (an acronym, which in English translates to “Stefan seeks the superstar who shall sing what he wants and may perform on RTL if he wants them to”). After her win, she released her debut single, My Man Is a Mean Man, which debuted at the top of the Swiss Singles Chart, and was a hit in both Austria and Germany.
She’s since become one of the best-selling Swiss artists of the last 10 years, and has won numerous high-profile awards. It’s easy to see why she’s so popular; her music is soulful and Stefanie has plenty of charisma and charm! She would be a great candidate for Switzerland in Eurovision!
Next, we have Marco Kunz, who grew up in a musical family which sang together and were part of numerous choirs and musical clubs. He received his first award at only 10 years old! His breakthrough came in 2014, with the release of his album, Eifach so. The album was a hit, and made it into the Top 100 of the Year in the Swiss charts! His second album, Mundart Folk, debuted in first place and stayed high in the charts for almost a year!
Kunz’s music is somehow powerful and very hard-hitting. He seems to like to keep his music simple, using only a few instruments, but this doesn’t detract at all from the song, and the emotions behind them. We think that Eurovision viewers would be captivated!
Eliane Müller won the second edition of Die grössten Schweizer Talente 2012, the Swiss version of the Got Talent series. Her debut album, Like the Water, reached number 4 in the Swiss charts and reached gold classification!
Eliane performs with her piano, and it’s very charming to watch. Her music tends to be really catchy, and we love it! For the last few years, she’s been a little quiet, so this could be the perfect time for her to make a big return with a fantastic song for Switzerland in Eurovision!
The band say that they were formed in the “European republic of Kadebostan”. KADEBOSTANY have an incredibly unique visual identity, and in 2013 their album Pop Collection gave them their breakthrough in Switzerland! The album earned them three nominations in the Swiss Music Awards, and they will soon release a new album.
KADEBOSTANY’s visual identity is not the only unique thing about them; their music also stands out. But, despite standing out, it’s still really enjoyable to listen to! This is a perfect combination for Switzerland in Eurovision, a band which stands out but still has great music! Perhaps they could use one of the songs on their new album for Eurovision?
Next week, we will look at who we want to see represent Lithuania!
What do you think of our hopefuls? Is there anybody else you’d like to see for Switzerland in Eurovision? Do the idea of any of these artists excite you? Tell us in the comments below!
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