Six acts were battling for the Swiss ticket to the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest tonight, and in the end, a combination of televoting and an expert jury picked the winner: It's Mélanie René!
It was an exciting and entertaining show broadcast live from Kreuzlingen, with diverse music genres from talented artists. They all fought for the honour to represent Switzerland in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. But only the winner takes it all - Mélanie René will represent Switzerland with her song Time To Shine.
Who is Mélanie René
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.
About Eurovision 2015 Song contest
The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will take place in Vienna, Austria, following Conchita Wurst's victory in the 2014 edition with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix". This will be the second time that Austria will host the contest after holding its 1967 edition also in Vienna. The contest will consist of two semi-finals which will take place on 19 and 21 May, and a final on 23 May 2015. The shows will be presented by Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer. Thirty-nine countries will participate in the contest, with Cyprus, the Czech Republic, and Serbia returning, while Ukraine announced their withdrawal due to financial and political reasons.