Timebelle Wins Switzerland’s National Selection To Eurovision 2017 With “Apollo”

Timebelle won Switzerland’s Die Entscheidungsshow with “Apollo” and therefore representing the country at Eurovision 2017

Timebelle were one of six acts who competed in Die Entscheidungsshow, Switzerland’s national selection show for Eurovision 2017. They came out on top, singing their song “Apollo”. They will next be going off to Kyiv, Ukraine; to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Timebelle are a trio consisting of Miruna Manescu, Samuel Forster, and Emanuel Daniel Andriescu. They previously competed in Die Entscheidungsshow in 2015, as a six-piece, where they came second behind Mélanie René.

Singing “Apollo” on the stage, Miruna Manescu looked stunning in a sleek red dress. Her vocal range was off the chart, and she captivated the audience with every word of the song.

Watch Switzerland’s Eurovision 2017 Act Timebelle Perform “Apollo” During Die Entscheidungsshow Here:

Now they’re gearing up to compete in the second semi-final at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The song is a stunning ballad that we can see doing well in the contest.

Timebelle are officially the sixteenth act to have been revealed, following on from: Cyprus’ Hovig, The Netherlands’ O’G3NE, Belgium’s Blanche, Macedonia’s Jana BurceskaAzerbaijan’s DiHajIreland’s Brendan Murray, Austria’s Nathan TrentAlbania’s Lindita, Armenia’s ArtsvikMontenegro’s Slavko KalezicGreece’s Demy, Georgia’s Tako Gachechiladze, Belarus’s NaviThe United Kingdom’s Lucie Jones, and Finland’s Norma John.

Last year, Switzerland was represented by Rykka with her song “The Last of Our Kind”, which failed to qualify for the Grand Final. The country is hoping to do better this year. The last time the country won the contest was in 1988 with Céline Dion.

The semi-finals of Eurovision 2017 will take place on 9 May and 11 May, with the Grand Final taking place on 14 May, in Kyiv, Ukraine; after Jamala won last year with “1944”.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

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