Switzerland’s Eurovision 2015 Entry

Mélanie René will represent Switzerland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with “Time to Shine”:

It is not entirely dissimilar to “Warrior.” Or to “Warrior.” It is better than both of them, to be sure: René is a better singer than Georgia’s Nina Sublatti or Malta’s Amber.

My biggest problem with “Time to Shine” is that it is called “Time to Shine.” Shine is one of those words that show up constantly at Eurovision: see “Shine” (Russia, 2014), “Shine” (Austria, 2013), “Shine” (Georgia 2010), “Shine” (Netherlands 2009), and, indeed, “Time to Shine” (Lithuanian preselection, 2013). If you have a song with lyrics constructed of greeting card platitudes, you can seal it in an envelope marked “Shine” and send it off to Eurovision. I’ll just toss it in the recycling bin where it belongs.

2 thoughts on “Switzerland’s Eurovision 2015 Entry”

  1. Oh, no! It’s got a guitar solo (a small one, anyway). Lol. You guys hate that!

    While I agree that Melanie is a better singer than the “Warrior” girls, I think Georgia’s “Warrior” is the better, edgier song.

    There are points in this performance where is sounds like Melanie runs out of breath. I’m sure she’ll get that under control before Vienna.

    P.S. I love your website. It really is a gem!

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