Switzerland – Last night the Swiss national final was held in Kreuzlingen and the newcomer band Sinplus won the ticket to Baku. The brothers Ivan and Gabriel were completely surprised about their win. Whether competitor Lys Assia referred to them when calling the contest “Tonk Tonk Tonk” is not clear, but nothing could have clouded their enthusiasm anyway. “We didn’t expect to go to Baku! We did believe in our song, but it is simply an amazing surprise,” Ivan told SF “Unbelievable! We’ll need time to realize it,” his brother Gabriel added. When asked whether the song would stand a chance at Eurovision Gabriel said: “Yeah I think so… It’s a good song.. I don’t know, but I hope the song will find fans in Europe. On the Internet there are already a lot of Eastern Europeans who like the song.”
And why did the Swiss televoter choose the song as their favourite? “We have a fresh, rocky song… Unbreakable.. this message is right for Switzerland and for Europe! It’s a positive message and maybe that’s why they chose it.” They feel no pressure yet as “[They] got time to prepare [themselves]selves” They seemed very enthusiastic during the interview and revealed at the end : “We’ll do a big party and travel back to the Tessin in our bus with our fans. They all came here with us. We will make stops in Zürich, Luzern and Lucarno” So parts of Switzerland might not have gotten a lot of sleep.
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