Friday, October 22, 2021
Countries N-Z Switzerland

Switzerland

The Swiss entry is chosen by one of the four main broadcasters in turn. The Swiss took part in (and won) the first ever contest in 1956. Overall Switzerland has won twice.

Gjon’s Tears: Regrets? Why bother …

Gjon Muharremaj, from Broc in the Swiss Canton of Fribourg, has devoted his heart and soul to music since childhood. Moving his grandpa to...

Switzerland – Is he more Torvill or Dean?

I tend to look at this in the same way I would an ice skating tournement (I'm gay, bear with me here). This has lots...

Monty looks at Finland, Latvia, Switzerland and Denmark

Finland – first rehearsal report here I’ve timed everything wrong today, and thought we had a lunch break after Bulgaria, but it’s after Finland. It’s...

Eurovision 2021 Week 1 Day 4 Afternoon 1 – Nick’s View

I've received a letter from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales, asking me if my reference to heading off to the virtual gym at...

The Fanning Verdict – Eurovision 2021 – Day Four

I’m not going to lie, this is a Eurovision 2021 day I’ve not looked forward to. It’s the part of the show laden with...

Switzerland – impactful noir

Cards on the table, I’m flabbergasted as to why Switzerland is third in the betting. I was astonished last year too, so can only...

Switzerland – Ars Gratia Artis or a load of old Ars?

My first, my very first, outpouring after seeing what the Swiss have served up was " What on god's green earth was that?!" -...

Nick’s Eurovision Countdown 2021 – Switzerland

SWITZERLAND - Gjon's Tears - Tout L'Univers One of my earliest, and still favourite, contests is the 1986 running. Right from Terry Wogan's opening comments,...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 37 – Switzerland

Tout l’Univers by Gjon’s Tears It’s either a brave or a foolhardy artist who illustrates their work with a car crash. The temptation to compare...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2021 – Part 37 of 39 – Switzerland

There are times when you can describe the Eurovision Song Contest as car crash television but never has there been a song with an...