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Mélanie René to represent Switzerland!

31 January 2015 at 23:14 CET

It was an exciting and entertaining show broadcast live from Kreuzlingen, with diverse music genres from talented artists. They all fought for the honour to represent Switzerland in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. But only the winner takes it all - Mélanie René will represent Switzerland with her song Time To Shine.

Who is Mélanie René

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Mélanie René, born on 1st September 1990 in Geneva, is of Mauritian origin.  Born into a family of musicians, she has developed a love for music at a very early age. After Representing Switzerland in several international music festivals, Mélanie travels to the UK in September 2010 to study music at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford.  During this period she also creates a band ('French Konnection', that later became 'The Motherfunkers').

 I would continue to give it my whole and my best, working night and day if I have to. I want to be able to bring happiness to people, and entertain them through my song and performance.


The course of the show

The line-up of ESC 2015 - Die Entscheidungsshow was as follows (in order of appearance):

  1. Deborah Bough - Take me back to 23
  2. Timebelle - Singing About Love
  3. Licia Chery - Fly
  4. Andy McSean - Hey Now
  5. Mélanie René - Time To Shine
  6. Tiziana - Only Human

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The host of the show was Sven Epiney. Each act did not only sing their potential Eurovision Song Contest entry but also sing  cover version of a popular hit, in order to prove their musical abilities in front of the audience and the 10-member expert jury:

  1. Deborah Bough - Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
  2. Timebelle - Rude Boy (Rihanna)
  3. Licia Chery - All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor)
  4. Andy McSean - Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
  5. Mélanie René - Chandelier (Sia)
  6. Tiziana - Power Of Love (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)

A special guest of the show was Conchita Wurst, the winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. She performed her winning entry Rise Like A Phoenix.

Even before tonight's show, all six acts could already look back at a long and successful road: First each of them had to pass one of the regional pre-selections organised by the respective Swiss-German, Rumantsch, Swiss-French, and Swiss-Italian public broadcasters. After that, the 18 best acts took part in a live expert check, where the six best were selected for tonight by a jury. Out of these remaining six, tonight's winner was chosen.