Crying to Turin: Marius Bear to represent Switzerland at Eurovision 2022

March 8, 2022

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Marius Bear will be travelling to Turin in May to represent Switzerland at Eurovision 2022 with his song “Boys Do Cry“.

The song is an emotional ballad that encourages people to remember it’s OK to feel pain, and that’s it’s a universal feeling that everyone (including men) should recognise. Speaking to Swiss broadcaster SRF, Marius said “I don’t see being able to show my feeling as weakness, but as a great strength”.

The song was co-written with Canadian songwriter Martin Gallop.

"Boys Don't Cry" lyrics:

In my room lives a boy who could be blue
And you might never know, oh-oh
You think he’s cavalier
He would shed more than a crocodile tear
If you’d go, oh oh

Hearts they get broken
God only knows why
And sometimes aeroplanes fall down from the sky
And mountains they crumble
And rivers, they run dry
And oh-oh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Boys do cry

When night falls and the moon is all we see
Don’t fear the wolf that lives in me, oh-oh
You think he’s tough enough
He would cry love ’til the sun comes up
If you go, oh

Hearts, they get broken
God only knows why
And somеtimes aeroplanes fall down from thе sky
And mountains they crumble
And rivers, they run dry
And oh-oh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Boys do cry
And how they cry

Mountains they crumble
And rivers, they run dry
And oh-oh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Boys do cry

Who is Marius Bear?

Marius Bear is a 28 singer-songwriter from Appenzell, Switzerland. He studied Music Production in 2017 at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) in London. Marius released his first album in 2018 called “Sanity“, which reached 36 in the Swiss album charts. 

In 2019, after the success of his 2nd album “Not Loud Enough“, which reached 20 in the Swiss album charts, Marius received the award for Best Talent at the Swiss Music Awards. 

Outside of music, Marius is also a trained machinery mechanic.

Switzerland at Eurovision

Switzerland are known for being the first ever winners of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 when Lys Assia took the crown with her song “Refrain“. Since then, they have won the contest once more in 1988 with famous songtress Céline Dion and her song “Ne partez pas sans moi“.

In recent years, Switzerland have been on a bit of rollercoaster ride at the contest. Despite only qualifying once for the final between 2012-2018, Switzerland have managed back-to-back top 5 finishes. Their most recent success came from Gjon’s Tears and his song “Tout l’univers” which came 3rd overall, winning the jury vote in Rotterdam last year. Safe to say that Marius has some big shoes to fill. 

What do you think of Switzerland’s entry this year? Do you see them in the final for the 3rd straight year? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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