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Switzerland's Anna is in love for a while

Posted 30 March 2011 at 0:42

However, when it comes to stardom and an international career, the likeable and refreshingly modest singer has both feet firmly on the ground: “I’m far from being a star. I just love to make music with the other members of my band, Georg Dillier (bass) and Manuel Meisel (guitar). We’ll wait and see what happens.”
The catchy and tastefully-arranged acoustic song has been written and produced by the well-known Swiss musician David Klein, who has previously composed songs for stars such as Herbert Grönemeyer, Xavier Naidoo and Sarah Connor. He discovered the charismatic Anna as she was busking in the street and decided there and then to write a song just for her. “Switzerland hasn’t had such a talented singer with the potential to become an international star for years”, according to Klein.
Switzerland was one of the first countries this year to hold its national final which took place in mid-December. In the show, twelve performances were sung live in front of a big audience at the Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen, and evaluated by an expert panel consisting of Baschi, Nik Hartmann, Francine Jordi, Pepe Lienhard and Peter Reber, although the winner was decided by televoting only. The audience clearly went for Anna's song.
In 2010, Switzerland came last in the second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo with Michael Von Der Heide's Il Pleut De L'Or. Anna Rossinelli will try to take their country to the Final for the first time in five years and follow in the footsteps of the first ever Eurovision Song Contest winner in 1956, Lys Assia, or worldwide superstar Celine Dion, who took the trophy for the alpine country in 1988.
Watch Anna's preview video of In Love For A While here:
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