Switzerland – Can she bring Switzerland out of the Eurovision vale of tears? 20 Minuten Online is pretty sure she can! according to the website, the former American idol contestant (Season 6) from Ohio will soon enter the open online competition of Swiss television. “A sweet, sexy look, hot pop song (“Just me”) and a good voice” have 20 Minuten Online convinced that she can change track for Switzerland (last in the semifinal this year). In september 2009 she had toured 60 Swiss schools as part of the project “coole Schule” (cool school). Since her American Idol experience Burgess has worked with various record label, but her big breakthrough hasn’t happened yet. Her first single “Dangerouz” only reached position 40 on the US Hot100. The online voting, where Burgess will ,among others, have to compete against Abdul Damja, will start in november. It will determine the acts going on to compete in the televised national final December 11.
Switzerland has a long history of allowing non-Swiss performers to compete for them. Their last win in 1988 was due to Franco-Canadian Celine Dion and they have to thank Estonian girl band Vanilla Ninja for their last place in the Top 10.
This is her entry “Just me”
Read more about one of her competitors: Abdul Damja
Here is Burgess’ first single “Dangerouz”:image source © 2010 Solymar Music AG, Switzerland, source= 20minutenonline