Sinplus + ‘Unbreakable’ = Eurovision

So the first official entry to the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is known. Rockers Sinplus and their anthemic Unbreakable was chosen by the Swiss to represent the Alpine nation at the world’s biggest music festival. In my opinion, the Swiss chose well. Unbreakable was by far the best song and performance of night during Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow. Once again, the Swiss have elected to send a modern, catchy song with strong vocals. This  time, its anthemic rock very much in the style of The Cure or even The Killers. Thus, we have a very contemporary rock entry and the 2012 season is off to a flying start. The lads are young and charismatic and should go a long way in lending a more modern image to the Eurovision Song Contest, much like Lena did.

Commiserations to my two other favourites. Lys Assia was great and I’m all for classic chanson but as one of the ‘experts’ said, this is 2012. While C’était Ma Vie was a fantastic slice of nostalgia & charm, I fear it wouldn’t have done well at the Contest. My other favourite, Wrong To Let You Go by Katherine St-Laurent came across great visually and vocally but ultimately, it wasnt enough for the Swiss.

I am so very happy for Sinplus and their candidacy for Switzerland. It’s hard to believe 2012 has started already and what a flying start it has been too!


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