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Ticket to Tel Aviv: Meet Luca Hänni from Switzerland

02 May 2019 at 09:00 CEST
Luca Hänni SSR SRG
With the song ‘She Got Me', Luca Hänni will represent Switzerland this year. Luca is set to perform 4th in the second Semi-Final on Thursday 16 May in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is 'Ticket to Tel Aviv', our feature counting down to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

On 7 March, Swiss Broadcaster SSR SRG announced that Luca Hänni would represent Switzerland in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. He was chosen through an internal selection process, where a 100-member audience panel and a 20-person international expert jury evaluated the submissions and artists in a multi-stage process.

Who is Luca Hänni?

Luca's musical career started with a bang in 2012: then just 17 years old, when the Swiss teenager won 'Deutschland sucht den Superstar', Germany’s version of Pop Idol. He was the first non-German to win the show and also the youngest ever winner.

His first single hit number 1 in the charts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and was followed by sold-out concert tours, festivals and TV shows and has also won several top music prizes. In 2017, Luca discovered his love of dancing, and won the German dance show 'Dance Dance Dance' the same year.

Luca previously acted as the Swiss spokesperson in Eurovision 2017, and this year he wants to take his country into the Grand Final for the first time in five years: "Getting the chance to perform on such a huge stage in front of an audience of enthusiastic fans in the venue and millions of people at home is definitely one of the high points of my life."

READ MORE: Luca Hänni's participant profile

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Luca Hänni’s song

Luca Hänni will sing She Got Me in Tel Aviv. The latin inspired dance-pop track is written by Laurell Barker, Mac Frazer, Luca Hänni, Jon Hällgren and Lukas Hällgren.

LISTEN: Stream or download She Got Me via your favourite music service

Ealier this month, Luca showed us how to dance to She Got Me in a video tutorial.

Switzerland at Eurovision 2018

Last year, Switzerland received 86 points. ZiBBZ finished 13th in the first Semi-Final with their song Stones and did therefore not qualify for the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.

READ MORE: Switzerland's country page

Do you think Luca Hänni will take Switzerland to the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since 2014? Let us know in the comments!