Eurovision in Liverpool is now less than a month away. In the run-up to rehearsals we will be getting to know a little more about this year’s artists, their discography and their Eurovision journey so far. The next act we will be previewing is Switzerland’s Remo Forrer.
Remo Forrer’s Eurovision journey so far….
Remo Forrer was internally selected to represent Switzerland. It was later revealed that Remo would represent Switzerland with the song “Watergun”
Remo Forrer will perform eighth in the first half of the first Eurovision 2023 semi-final on May 9th. You can check out Remo’s song here
Remo Forrer has performed live at Pre-Party ES in Madrid and Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam. While in Amsterdam Tim got a chance to speak to Remo about his Eurovision experience so far
What do we think of “Watergun”
The team at That Eurovision Site has been doing their reviews for this year’s contest. Rory and Janek gave their thoughts on “Watergun”, which you can see here.
Who is Remo Forrer
Remo Forrer is a 21 year old singer from Hemburg which is in the St Gallen region of Switzerland.
Remo’s career in Switzerland started when he appeared on The Voice in 2019 – where he made it all the way to the final. During his time on The Voice Switzerland he was coached by Noah Veraguth, a famous Swiss singer – whom Remo also duetted with during his time on the show.
Not only does Remo have a good voice, but he has also self taught himself to play many musical instruments such as the flute, accordion and the piano.
Remo’s Eurovision 2023 song “Watergun was written by Argyle Singh, Ashley Hicklin and Mikołaj Trybulec.
Switzerland’s Eurovision Journey
Switzerland both hosted and debuted in the inaugural Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Their first participation was successful, as they won with Lys Assia’s “Refrain”. Since then, they have participated on 62 occasions, making the Grand Final 51 times.
Switzerland’s most recent participation saw them being represented by Marius Bear with his song “Boys Do Cry”, which saw them qualify for the Grand Final for a third consecutive participation. Overall, Switzerland finished 17th, after receiving 78 points from the jury and 0 points from the televoters.
What do you think of Watergun? Can Remo Forrer bring Eurovision back to Switzerland? Let us know your thoughts! Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
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