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Switzerland: Luca Hänni – She Got Me

Switzerland has presented Luca Hänni with the song, She Got Me, for Eurovision 2019. Hänni was rumoured to be the Swiss representative as early as December last year, so the 100/1 prices were crazy given the content available to view on YouTube. The Dance performance of Powder and Signs shows Hänni's athleticism and ability to own the stage. The song is typically Eurovision in that it has borrowed elements from other songs, which isn't surprising when one considers a small group of writers are involved in composing a large number of pre-selection and Eurovision entries. I can hear Fuego instrumentation and Despacito/Everyday influences…
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You Got Me

Luca will be aiming to appeal to the televote along with the other upbeat entries from Norway and Cyprus.  

User Rating: 3.04 ( 40 votes)

Switzerland has presented Luca Hänni with the song, She Got Me, for Eurovision 2019.

Hänni was rumoured to be the Swiss representative as early as December last year, so the 100/1 prices were crazy given the content available to view on YouTube. The Dance performance of Powder and Signs shows Hänni’s athleticism and ability to own the stage.

The song is typically Eurovision in that it has borrowed elements from other songs, which isn’t surprising when one considers a small group of writers are involved in composing a large number of pre-selection and Eurovision entries. I can hear Fuego instrumentation and Despacito/Everyday influences in the verse and chorus melodies. I’m not really sure how important this is in the context of the Contest because this sort of song won’t be topping the jury scores in May. Luca will be aiming to appeal to the televote along with the other upbeat entries from Norway and Cyprus. He stands a good chance, as She Got Me is a perfect chart-worthy radio and Contest song, so the televote will be dependent on the quality of the performance.

The good news is that I tend to think Luca has a better chance of doing well than Tamta based on the videos I’ve see so far. Tamta tends to look like an unwilling passenger in choreography, whereas Luca is capable of throwing some serious shapes. Creating a mini music video on the Eurovision stage requires immense charisma and confidence, this is why Luca has the chance of a strong result in May and why the Cyprus price looks a tad short at 16/1. The big test will be who can sing and dance at the same time!

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11 comments

  1. Switzerland is competetive for once and should be looking for at least a top 10 here, based on audio alone, this is one that will do very well in the televote so far- although I need to hear the unreleased entries, Arm, Aze and Rus in particular. In the battle of the Fuego clones, this has more potential than Cyprus for me, but is also less certain in terms of staging. This still feels a bit too lightweight to go all out for the win but given the field so far I don’t discount it.

    A strong day between this and the Netherlands.

    • Hi there Hippo.

      Netherlands is way in front of Swi imho. NL very likely jury winner; will do great with public vote and at moment is the most likely winner of ESC 2019.

  2. A nice uptemo ethnic. Ain’t no winner but Top 10 contender that with an AMAZING staging could be squeeze 5th to 7th.
    Gav, hope you well – wouldn’t quite go 4 stars on the vocal 😉 Luca is OK vocally live.
    A welcome lift.

  3. Positives:
    It makes an immediate impact.
    There is potentially something there for the televote (chorus) and juries (verses)
    By the same token there is potential appeal to East and West, North and South.
    It sounds relatively modern.
    The singer looks as if he has charisma and can dance
    Being sung by a male may help reduce comparisons to Fuego

    Negatives/Doubts:
    It’s Switzerland – not a country known for its Eurovision friends
    It’s in Semi 2 against some diaspora big hitters
    Scratch the surface and there aint a great deal of depth to the song
    It sounds like a pastiche on something that has been done by a well known artist (Jason Derulo?, Bruno Mars?)
    The chorus invites comparisons to Fuego and unless the live performance and staging are really strong these comparisons are not going to be helpful
    The Mediterranean themed Fuego chorus could lose the juries which Switzerland badly needs
    A Swiss commentator on Youtube who is familiar with the artist says Luca hasn’t found his niche yet. ‘Whatever he does, there’s always someone who does it better’.

    To conclude, while in my book this is not as good a song as Stones, She Got Me represents Switzerland’s best chance to qualify (and maybe make the left hand side of the scoreboard) in years, but a lot will hinge on the execution.

  4. This is my personal favourite so far, I love catchy pop like most Eurovision fans haha!

    I think Luca can sing. He’s quite impressive on the yourube vidoes I watched. He can also dance. I think the chorus invites eye catching staging. Combined, these factors mean I see it qualfying with ease.

    A few elements are weak. The lyrics are very thin, the song is a tad repetitive and parts of teh bridge sound weird (like when he says ‘talk’, ‘stop’ etc in a weird voice).
    At the time of writing, I think it’s a got a strong chance at a top 10 televote. Overall placing depends on the juries, and I think the jury is out until we see it live.

  5. This stamping is better than Cyprus stamping. But this is far from a winner.

  6. Best song so far 2nd would give to Italy let’s see what Russia can bring.

  7. I cannot help it: this song (or more accurately: the video) just puts a big massive grin across my face. If the live performance does the same with televoters – it’s a potential winner. Depending on your preference, you want to be him holding her – or her being held by him.
    And of course the sensulaity is all marketing – but you don’t mind falling for it. (at least i don’t).

  8. This puts a smile on my face much more than any of the other up-tempo numbers, including Sweden and Cyprus. Its place as fourth fave around 9-1 is well earned IMO at the moment…..it has Poli Genova foot tapping potential if staged infectiously and is definitely one to keep an eye on. And it’s SWITZERLAND!! …who we can confidently say will be in the Saturday night final barring an unforeseen meltdown. How many times have we been able to say that in recent years…???

  9. Am I the only one who thinks Luca is the top 3?

  10. I disagree with you Shlan. I think Luca is Top 2! My prediction for Swiss is 2nd.
    Expecting Duncan Laurence to finish 1st..

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