The 2017 Eurovision Music Contest winner is? Switzerland with Apollo-Timebelle

 

Less than 3 months until the 62nd Edition of the most popular European Music Contest, Eurovision 2017, and Kiev (Ukraine) is already excited to prove to Europe and to the whole world their hard work in organizing the event.

Ukraine, as the winning country of 2016 (as the rules of the contest state) has had to take on the relay from 2015 winner Sweden, and organize the entire event.

For those who have never heard about it, Eurovision is a music contest festival where all of the European countries (with the exception of Australia) send their singer representatives in order to win the ears and hearts of the European public and bring the trophy home.

 

A better explanation of how the competition is structured:

 

All 43 countries vote internally during their individual National music contest, in order to select their own country’s representative. After that they bring the winning song into the competition, hoping to bring the trophies home and the opportunity to organize the next Eurovision Music Contest.

 

The vote system depends on half from the Contest Jury and the other half from the tele-votes.

 

During the semi-final and the final rounds, the voters from a country cannot vote for their own representatives. You really have to appreciate the music for what it is.

 

The winning country has to organize the next Eurovision music contest, but if they don’t have money to support the organization, can let another country organize it.

 

The idea I’ve created in my mind during the last 5 years of watching this music show?

 

Eurovision became (in my opinion) an environment where artists can send certain strong messages to the world through their songs. I personally watch the show because I have hope in really amazing songs. In fact many of them, after the show are disappearing from our ears due to the unmelodicity and their words who are trying so bad to send a message but not a feeling or a sensation.

 

See the winner of 2014 EMC Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix, with no more than 26 million views. The message was obviously the acceptance of diversity.

And the winner of 2015 EMC Mans Zelmerlow – Heroes, with no more than 23 million views. Main message was against violence.

Then the winner of 2016 EMC was Jamala – 1944. Her message was an obvious accusation of military actions against her country.

 

Why I think the next May the winner country will be Switzerland?

 

Like a bullet in my chest,

You’re written, bound and etched

Forever in my mind

We are fading in our hands

Lost somewhere in a wasteland

Not knowing up from down

But when the walls are caving

And the world keeps turning

We got the love, we got to love

Now I will never let you go

All the words won’t make me fold

It is never easy

I’ll follow you, Apollo

Now I will never let you go

Give it time and we will grow

Ain’t no fun in easy

I’ll follow you, Apollo

I’ll follow you, Apollo

I wear my heart on my sleeve

You do the same for me

When autumn comes around

But when the walls are caving

And the world keeps turning

We got the love, we got to love

Now I will never let you go

All the words won’t make me fold

It is never easy

I’ll follow you, Apollo

Now I will never let you go

Give it time and we will grow

Ain’t no fun in easy

I’ll follow you, Apollo

I’ll follow you-u

So don’t pull the rug from underneath us

We’re in trouble babe, but we got the love

Don’t pull the rug from underneath us

Crashing down fast, as fragile as glass

But what are we now if we never tried?

What are we now?

I will never let you go

Give it time and we will grow

It is not supposed to be easy

Now I will never let you go

Give it time and we will grow

Ain’t no fun in easy

I’ll follow you, Apollo

I’ll follow you, Apollo

You, Apollo

It is never easy

I’ll follow you, Apollo

I’ll follow you, Apollo

You, Apollo

It is never easy

I’ll follow you, Apollo

I’ll follow you, Apollo

 

Switzerland has earned my ears, heart and brought the goose bumps onto the surface of my skin. Hopefully this time the winner song will be something the voters will pick for melodicism and the lyrics.

 

 

Good luck Switzerland!

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