February is definitely bringing in quite the news announcements when it comes to Eurovision. Zibbz has won Switzerland’s national selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Die Entscheidungsshow has been going for eight years, and this year saw six competitors.
Zibbz won the show with their song “Stones” by winning both the public vote and the jury vote, coming out on top with a total of 153 points. Behind was Alejandro Reyes with “Compass” at 120 points, and third was Vanessa Iraci with “Redlights”.
Zibbz will now go on to represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, in Lisbon, Portugal. The song “Stones” was written by Corinne “Co” Gfeller, Stee Gfeller, and Laurell Barker. The song has a Carrie Underwood sound to it, in our opinion, and we sure hope this sibling duo can perform on the night.
The duo, whose name is occasionally stylised as ZiBBZ, consists of siblings Corinne Gfeller and Stee Gfeller. They released their debut single in 2011, following it up with a number of songs and two albums, both of which have charted on the Swiss Albums Chart. We look forward to seeing how well they do at Eurovision.
Watch Zibbz’s National Final Performance Of “Stones” At Die Entscheidungsshow Here:
This year, Switzerland sure is hoping to at least qualify for the Grand Final. The last three years, they’ve failed to make it through their Semi-Final; and, in the last 10 years, they’ve only qualified twice. Could Zibbz do Switzerland proud? Could they even win the whole show?
To do so, they have some very tough competition. Representatives that have been announced so far are Sennek for Belgium, Saara Aalto for Finland, Waylon for the Netherlands, AISEL for Azerbaijan, Cesar Sampson for Austria, Jessica Mauboy for Australia, Eugent Bushpepa for Albania, Iriao for Georgia, Madame Monsieur for France, Julia Samoylova for Russia, Alfred & Amaia for Spain, Mikolas Josef for the Czech Republic, Ryan O’Shaughnessy for Ireland, Eleni Foureira for Cyprus, and Christabelle for Malta.
After Salvador Sobral won for Portugal, last year, with “Amar Pelos Dois”; the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be hosted at the Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal; with the two Semi-Finals taking place on 8 May and 10 May and the Grand Final taking place on 12 May. A total of 43 countries will compete in the contest.