Today, one of the countries that have internally selected their entry for Turin has revealed their entry. SRF has confirmed that ‘Marius Bear’ will be the Swiss representative for 2022 with their song “Boys Do Cry”. Switzerland will participate in the first half of the first semi-final on May 10.
About Marius Bear
The 28 year-old-musicians come from Appenzell in Switzerland. He first found out about his singing talent, when he was undertaking his compulsory military service with the Swiss army:
From 2016, he gave up his pathway to becoming a construction machinery mechanic to under to tour Germany and Switzerland as a street musician. A few years later, he release his first album in 2019 “Not Loud Enough” which charted in the Top 20 of the Swiss album charts. In the same year, he won the Swiss Music Award for “Best Talent”.
Upon the release of his Eurovision entry, it’s also been revealed that his new album, also titled “Boys Do Cry” will be released on the 25th of March. You can now pre-save the entry here.
About “Boys Do Cry”
The Swiss 2022 Eurovision entry was written by Marius, alongside Martin Gallop, who also produced “Boys Do Cry”. Upon the release of the track Marius had the following to say about the track:
I learnt very early on that I don’t need to be ashamed of my feelings. As a man, I’m not afraid
to cry and to lay bare my weaknesses to my audience. I don’t want to wear emotional armour, I
want to be who I am. And I want to encourage my audience to do the same.
Listen to “Boys Do Cry” on streaming platforms
You are able to listen to the Swiss entry on the following streaming platforms:
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Continuing on with the Internal Selection
Since 2019, Switzerland has selected their Eurovision representative, via an internal selection, with the help of an audience panel and an expert panel, with some familiar faces in the jury such as PAENDA (Austria 2019), Ovidiu (Romania 2010, 2014), Tinkara Kovač (Slovenia 2014).
Switzerland’s Eurovision Journey
In 1956, Switzerland was one of the countries that debuted in the inaugural competition in 1956, where they won with Lys Assia and “Refrain”. Since then they have participated on 61 occasions, with 50 of them making the Grand Final.
Switzerland’s recent participation saw them being represented by Gjon’s Tears with their song “Tout l’Univers”, which saw them qualify for the Grand Final for a second consecutive participation. Overall, Switzerland finished 3rd, after receiving 432 points from the jury and televoters.
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News Source: SRF
Photo Source: Marius Bear