Paolo Meneguzzi (31) is a well-known singer in Italy, where he participated in the prestigeous San Remo Festival several times. His latest CD and DVD, Musica Live, will be released on the 30th of November.
For the past three years, Swiss participants didn't do particularly well at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2005, the Estonian group Vanilla Ninja represented Switzerland, reaching an 8th place in the Final. Last year's Swiss Semi-Finalist DJ Bobo was even widely tipped for victory, but did not make it to the Final.
Details about Paolo Meneguzzi and Switzerland at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest will be made public in due time. Switzerland will take part in one of the two Semi-Finals of the upcoming contest.