Switzerland benefitted from the advice of Melodifestivalen supremo, Christer Björkman, at their Spring musical workshop. There is a notable improvement in the quality and production compared to previous years, with at least two songs capable of improving on their recent woes.
- Zibbz – Stones
- Angie Ott – A Thousand Times
- Naeman – Kiss Me
- Chiara Dubey – Secrets And Lies
- Alejandro Reyes – Compass
- Vanessa Iraci – Redlights
Chiara, Zibbz or maybe Vanessa would be my picks. Redlights sounds like a Molly Petersson Hammer-type song that didn’t quite make the cut for Melfest. Even so, it’s well delivered and boasts plenty of energy. Chiara, on the other hand, has a theatrical ballad that really shows off her delicate vocal. Secrets & Lies could disappear in an 18-song semi-final, which would be a risk for a nation with such low voting power. Zibbz’s Stones has plenty of attitude, which could help or hinder her depending how fiercely she performs the song; remember that Eurovision doesn’t tend to reward angry women, so it’s a fine line to tread.
The national final will be held on February 4th.
Who gets your vote?