With his song “She Got Me”, Luca Hänni came fourth in the Eurovision Grand Final in Tel Aviv, Israel on 18 May 2019.
The winner was Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands with the song “Arcade”.
Winners are selected based on the results of a combination of public tele-votes and votes from a panel of judges made up of representatives from the competing countries.
Switzerland’s entry did well on the public vote, receiving 212 points bringing it to a total of 360, just behind Russia with 369. The last minute surprise was Sweden dropping from first place to sixth after the public points were applied – Sweden did well with the juries but managed only 93 points from the public.
41 nations competed in this Eurovision contest.
The final top ten were:
1. Netherlands 492 points
2. Italy 465 points
3. Russia 369 points
4. Switzerland 360 points
5. Norway 338 points
6. Sweden 332 points
7. Azerbaijan 297 points
8. North Macedonia 295 points
9. Australia 285 points
10.Iceland 234 points
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Switzerland’s entry Luca Hänni, a 24 year old Swiss singer-songwriter, was born in Bern and taught himself to play guitar and piano at primary school. After school he worked as a bricklayer before giving it up to pursue a career in music. In 2012, he gained fame when he won the German song contest Deutschland sucht den Superstar.
Eurovision is an international song competition held primarily among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. Broadcasters from participating countries put forward performers singing original songs. The competing countries are mainly European, with a few non-European additions such as Israel, Morocco and Australia. 52 nations have competed at least once. The first contest, in which Switzerland competed with six other nations, was held in the town of Lugano, Switzerland, on 24 May 1956.
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