Gjon Muharremaj, from Broc in the Canton of Fribourg, has dedicated his heart and soul to music since he was a child. Moving his grandfather to tears with his rendition of Elvis Presley's Can't Help Falling in Love as a 9-year-old was a formative experience and the inspiration for his stage name: Gjon's Tears. "Whether it's joy, sadness or melancholy – I want to touch people with my music in every way."
Gjon's grandfather, who has Albanian roots, was so moved by his grandson's voice that he registered him for a talent show in Albania in 2011. The then 12-year-old came third in Albania's Got Talent. A year later, he reached the semi-finals in the Swiss equivalent and again in the French talent show The Voice France in 2019.
Gjon has a deep admiration for cinema, is passionate about theatre and loves to draw inspiration from museums and art galleries. But music has always been his top priority: he is not only a great lover of classical music but also admires "the magic of Cesária Évora, the eccentricity of Grace Jones and the musical intelligence of David Bowie".