After years of disappointing results and missing out on a spot in the Eurovision final, Switzerland is currently in the top 3 of the bookmakers to win this year’s contest. The country will be represented by Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar winner Luca Hänni and his contemporary sounding uptempo tune ‘She Got Me’. A Bit of Pop Music spoke to him about the pressure of being a favourite, what his performance in Tel Aviv will be like and if we can expect an album after Eurovision.
After years of disappointing results for Switzerland in Eurovision, you are currently in top 3 with the bookmakers. How do you feel about that?
“It is an amazing feeling! I am so happy that people seem to have faith in me and my song.”
Do you feel more pressure to get a good result because of the high expectations?
“Of course it kind of brings some pressure, but I try not to think about it too much. I am happy that people like what I do and I want to give the best performance of my life on the Eurovision stage. I am going to give it my all! We are currently rehearsing for the staging and it is going to be really exciting!”
What can we expect from you on stage in Tel Aviv? Will it be similar to what you did in the music video?
“The music video has a night club vibe from the 1920s going on, which was really cool to do, but for the staging we will go in a different direction. I cannot reveal too much about it yet, but of course I will be singing and dancing. We are going to bring the party and it will be a massive show.”
When did you decide that you wanted to go to Eurovision?
“I wrote ‘She Got Me’ last summer during a songwriting camp. Eurovision was already on my mind then so I decided to send the song to the Swiss broadcaster. The juries luckily immediately liked the song and that is how I got the chance to represent my country!”
Who do you think will be your biggest competition in the contest?
“I would have to say the song from the Netherlands. I think ‘Arcade’ by Duncan Laurence is a strong contender! I really like ‘Soldi’, the Italian song by Mahmood, as well.”
What is going to happen after Eurovision? Can we expect an album soon?
“Yeah, I actually already finished an album. It will be released in the German speaking countries as it is recorded in the German language. I also recorded some English songs which I would like to release after Eurovision is done. We are also planning on doing a tour which I look forward too!”