Spotlight on: Sweden

May 18, 2021

SHARE NOW

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp

Artist Profile

Artist: Tousin Chiza (Tusse)

Date of Birth: 1 January 2002

Hometown: Democratic Republic of Congo

Selection Method: Winner of Melodifestivalen 2021

Song: Voices

Composer: Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Anderz Wrethov

Producer: Joy Deb, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt

Eurovision Result: 14th Place

Tousin Michael Chiza, known as Tusse, is a Congolese-Swedish singer.

Tusse was a finalist in Swedish Idol 2019 and was ultimately declared the winner in the final.

Tusse participated in Melodifestivalen 2021 with the song “Voices”. He qualified directly to the final, scheduled for 13 March 2021, and ultimately won with 175 points. As a result, he will now represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Song Lyrics

There’s fire in the rain
But we’ll get up again
We’re thousand miles apart
But we’ll overcome
I’ll never let you down
World is turning us around
But I feel it in my heart
Let’s make a brand new start

Can’t stop us now, forget the haters
Get up and live and make it matter
There’s more to life so go ahead and sing it out

Can you hear a million voices
Calling out in the rain?
You know we got a million choices
So go get out and let it rain

A million voices, voices
A million voices, voices
A million voices, voices
A million voices

There’s fire in the rain
And I can feel your pain
Painting all the scars in
The colors of change
Don’t let them hold you down
Don’t let them hold you down
Go shooting like a star
The star you are

Can’t stop us now, forget the haters
Get up and live and make it matter
There’s more to life so go ahead and sing it out

Can you hear a million voices
Calling out in the rain?
You know we got a million choices
So go get out and let it rain

Can you hear them?
A million voices, voices
Can you hear them?
A million voices, voices
Can you hear them?
A million voices, voices
Can you hear them?
A million voices

Can you hear them? (Can you hear them?)
Can you hear them?

Can you hear a million voices
Calling out in the rain?
You know we got a million choices
So go get out and let it rain

Can you hear them?
A million voices, voices
Can you hear them?
A million voices, voices
Can you hear them?
A million voices, voices
Can you hear them?
A million voices

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 1958

Appearances: 59

Finals: 58

Best Result: 1st (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015)

Top 10:

1958 – Alice Babs – Lilla stjärna, 4th Place

1966 – Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson – Nygammal vals, 2nd Place

1968 – Claes-Göran Hederström – Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig, 5th Place

1973 – The Nova – You’re Summer, 5th Place

1974 – ABBA – Waterloo, 1st Place

1983 – Carola – Främling, 3rd Place

1984 – Herreys – Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley, 1st Place

1986 – Monica Törnell & Lasse Holm – E’ de’ det här du kallar kärlek?, 5th Place

1989 – Tommy Nilsson – En dag, 4th Place

1991 – Carola – Fångad av en stormvind, 1st Place

1995 – Jan Johansen – Se på mej, 3rd Place

1996 – One More Time – Den vilda, 3rd Place

1999 – Charlotte Nilsson – Take Me to Your Heaven, 1st Place

2001 – Friends – Listen To Your Heartbeat, 5th Place

2003 – Fame – Give Me Your Love, 5th Place

2004 – Lena Philipsson – It Hurts, 5th Place

2006 – Carola – Invincible, 5th Place

2011 – Eric Saade – Popular, 3rd Place

2012 – Loreen – Euphoria, 1st Place

2014 – Sanna Nielsen – Undo, 3rd Place

2015 – Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes, 1st Place

2016 – Frans – If I Were Sorry, 5th Place

2017 – Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On, 5th Place

2019 –  John Lundvik – Too Late For Love, 5th Place

 

Marcel Benzençon Awards:

2002 – Artistic Award

2006 – Artistic Award

2012 – Artistic Award, Composer Award

2013 – Composer Award

2015 – Artistic Award

Are you a fan of Tusse’s voice? Which is your favourite Sedish entry? Let us know in the comments below!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SHARE NOW

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp