This is the line up for tonight's Swiss national final, in order of the show:
Deborah Bough - Take me back to 23
Timebelle - Singing About Love
Licia Chery - Fly
Andy McSean - Hey Now
Mélanie René - Time To Shine
Tiziana - Only Human
ESC 2015 - Die Entscheidungsshow will start at 20:10 CET, and it will be broadcast on SRF 1, RTS 2, RSI LA 2, and on the official webcast (courtesy of SRF).
Sven Epiney will host the show. In addition to their own respective entries, each act will also sing a cover version of a popular hit, in order to prove their musical abilities in front of the audience and the 10-member expert jury.
All six acts already have a long and successful road behind: 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.
Licia Chery was born to Haitian parents in Switzerland. The author, composer and singer has loved music since her early childhood, and her style shows influences from soul, blues and rock. She describes herself as modern, touching and feminine, and she knows how to deliver her energy with sincerity and simplicity.
Fly, one of the 12 songs of her upcoming album INSPIRATION, is an anthem praising the art of letting go and accepting life the way it is.
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.
Deborah Bough, aka Orpheline, has already released one album, toured Switzerland, and took part in The Voice of Switzerland. She loves interacting with her public and performing live at festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival or the Gampel Open-Air.
Today I am a step away from getting my degree and I took on a new challenge with Eurovision Song Contest 2015 while I'm also working at my new album. I thank my fans, friends and everyone who continue to support me!
Andy McSean grew up with the radio pop of the eighties and the rock of the nineties, which can be seen as the reason for his love for powerful guitar sounds combined with catchy melodies. Since 2010, he has both toured with several bands, and worked on his solo career at the same time.
In 2012, while performing as a street musician, his talents were discovered and signed a contract with Austrian label Hellywood Music. One year ago he released his first album Passenger.
Timebelle consists of Miruna Manescu, Samuel Forster, Emanuel Daniel Andriescu, Rade Mijatovic, Christoph Siegrist, and Sandor Török. The band brings together five classically trained musicians and a singer, five different native languages, with roots in Western and Eastern Switzerland, Serbia, Romania and Hungary.
The special blend of vocals and instrumental music "embodies a rockin', high-power groove, with haunting melodies and stomping beats. Sometimes melancholic, sometimes rejoicing, our music always invites to dance and celebrate", the band says. Today, beside polishing their own sound as a band, they are freelancers, engaged in different orchestras, as well as soloists in chamber music and solo projects.
Tiziana Gulino is 17 years old and from Zurich. Her love for music started already in her early childhood but she really became famous when she participated in the second edition of The Voice of Switzerland - and won!
After that she worked hard on the twelve songs of her first album Find Your Way, for which she was greatly supported by her TV juror Marc Sway.
I have worked a lot behind the scenes. Now it's time to get out onto the stage again.