In March, the Swiss-Albanian singer Gjon’s Tears was announced as the Swiss participant for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with his song Répondez-Moi.
He’s also just confirmed on Instagram that he has chosen his song which he will perform in May next year at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest held in Rotterdam. He is currently also working on other music together with his band.
Gjon’s Tears is one of the singers who got another chance to show off his talent in next years competition after this years contest was cancelled due to the worldwide pandemic. Back in May, the Swiss broadcaster SRF explained how they would select a modern, striking song that complies with international requirements.
Below you can watch our very own Andy reacting to Gjon’s Tears’ Eurovision 2020 entry, Répondez-moi.
In 1956 the very first Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in Lugano, Switzerland, which they also won with the song Refrain. In 1988 Switzerland also won the contest with Céline Dion and her song Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi, which brought the contest to Switzerland again in 1989. Apart from winning twice, Switzerland also has 3 second places and 3 third places. Since 1956, Switzerland has only been absent in 4 contests. Some of the most memorable Swiss entries include Giorgio (1958), Vampires Are Alive (2007), Hunter Of Stars (2014) and She Got Me (2019). Gjon’s Tears, who was selected to represent Switzerland in 2020, was one of the favourites to win the contest before it got cancelled.
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