Saturday, February 1, 2014

Switzerland - Hunter Of Stars - SEBalter

13 - 64 pts / 4 - 92 pts in semi 2.
SEBalter (Sebastiano Paù-Lessie) has won the Swiss National Final, Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow and went on to represent Switzerland in Copenhagen with the self penned song Hunter Of Stars.
SEBalter was selected for the National Final by RSI, the Italian language broadcaster in Switzerland. Six songs competed in the final.
The song is available on iTunes, you can listen to the song at SEBs Youtube.
A new version is released for Eurovision, also available through most digital sources.
A promo disc with audio, video and information is issued. It includes the Eurovision version.

Hunter Of Stars - Eurovision version
- official Copenhagen album, promo
Hunter Of Stars - Original version
- first digital release
Hunter Of Stars - Karaoke version
- official karaoke album (digital release)

Second digital release image
Hunter Of Stars enters the Swiss charts at # 37 but falls out the following week. It re-entered at #6 after the contest.
Switzerland top 75: 37, -, 6, 45, -
Ireland top 100: 49, -
Netherlands sales top 100: 98, -
U.K. top 100: 85, -
Germany top 100: 77, -
Austria top 75: 48, -
Sweden Digilistan top 60 (Digital sales charts): 39, -

First digital release image
More Switzerland
The much debated Salvation Army band Takasa didn't make it to the final in 2013. Neither did Sinplus in 2012, but they seem to have a bit of a career going right now.
Anna Rossinelli was the last one to reach the final, but she only ended 25th. She scored a #3 hit in her home country.
2010 and 2009 didn't bring much luck to the Swiss: Michael von der Heide and Lovebugs stranded in their semi's.

links and sources
SEBalter FB and Tumblr
RTS Eurovision pages
SF Eurovision page
Thanks to Jean-François and to Bastiaan

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