Switzerland’s Eurovision 2019 Entry

Wait, Switzerland is one of the odds leaders at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest? How did that happen?

Oh. Hello there.

Luca Hänni won Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German version of Pop Idol, when he was 17. His first single “Don’t Think About Me” was a number one hit in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria and he’s gone on to have chart success in his home country. He co-wrote “She Got Me” at a Swiss songwriting camp and was an internal selection.

Given how Eurovision has been going for Switzerland in the past 12 years, you can see the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation hearing “She Got Me,” cancelling any plans for a national final and sending Luca straight through. “WE GOT A LIVE ONE,” they yelled, running around the halls of their Bern headquarters and high-fiving each other and then eating a metric ton of traditional Swiss foods to celebrate.

“She Got Me” is a delectable blend of “Fuego” and “Lie to Me” wrapped up in Serhat’s disco suit from Eurovision 2016. It’s a lot of fun, and if you want to dance along, Luca has got you covered. Maybe Switzerland is trying a little to hard to make “She Got Me” into this year’s Eurovision sensation, but as we said, it’s been a while since they’ve had an entry this good. We don’t blame them for being a bit excited, because we are too.