Well, well, well…welcome back to the competition Switzerland. In a brilliant mic drop moment Swiss broadcaster SRF have announced that talented Luca Hänni will represent the central European nation with the ethno-infused “She Got Me”. This year the broadcaster opted to drop their national selection competition in preference of an internal pick in the hope this act would reclaim them a spot in the final...a place they’ve not been since 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Having won the very first contest in 1956 and having produced, arguably, the most successful winner to ever emerge from the competition (waving to Celine) the Swiss’ recent history at the contest has been pretty ordinary. And that makes Luca an inspired choice.
The sexy Swiss brings a decent fan following into the contest. He’s a seasoned performer, having won Germany’s version of Idol in 2012, has a healthy Instagram following and is no stranger to a contest either. Alongside his German Idol win he also competed and won another German reality contest Dance Dance Dance in 2017 proving he has dance chops to match his singing ability.
You can follow Luca here
“She Got Me” cleverly combines handsome Mr Hänni’s two passions, singing and dancing, and the ethno-infused chorus is a clever little touch given the location of this year’s contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. The song was partially penned by Laurell Baker, who’s already got two songs in the 2019 contest Germany’s “Sister’s” and the United Kingdom’s “Bigger than Us”. And the song itself will leave the audience THIRSTY.
Luca has the looks, the talent and a ripper of a song that will not only take Switzerland back to the Grand Final but could mount a massive assault on the claim for the 2019 prize. Zurich or Geneva in 2020 is a real possibility.
See how low you’ll go for Luca by checking out “She Got Me” here…