Time to shine for Switzerland – Mélanie René will represent the country in Vienna

Tonight the Swiss representative for Vienna was chosen. Like in previous years the show was held at the Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen. Six acts competed for the ticket to the Austrian capital. At the end Mélanie René suceeded with the song Time to shine.

Six acts were in the race to represent the Alpine republic in Vienna. They were chosen out of 18 contestants in a preliminary round on December 7th, 2014. Beside their competition entries each act performed a cover version of a song which was not related to the Eurovision Song Contest.

The songs:

1) Deborah BoughOne, two, three, take me back to 23

Cover Song: Taylor Swift – Shake it up

2) Timebelle Singing about love 

Cover Song: Rihanna – Rude boy

3) Licia CheryFly

Cover Song: Meghan Trainor – All about that bass

4) Andy McSeanHey now

Cover Song: Snow Petrol – Chasing cars

5) Mélanie René Time to shine

Cover Song: Sia – Chandelier

6) Tiziana Only human

Cover Song: Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Power of love

The show:

Like in previous year "Die Entscheidungsshow" was held at the Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen, a small town near the German border. It was hosted by Sven Epiney. After the last performance and a reprise of all songs last year’s representative Sebalter gave a short interview about his experience in Copenhagen. He was followed by the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst singing her winning entry Rise like a phoenix.

The result:

The winner was determined by a 50:50 mixture of jury and televote. It is… Mélanie René!

Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest:

Switzerland has won the Eurovision Song Contest twice – in 1956 at the very first Eurovision Song Contest with Refrain sung by Lys Assia and again 32 years later in 1988 with Céline Dion and Ne partez pas sans moi. Last year Sebalter managed to reach the final with his Hunter of stars. He finished 13th. In Vienna Switzerland will perform in the second semi-final on May 21st.

Source: EuroVisionary
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