Representing Eurovision 2017 for Switzerland was Timebelle, a pop trio who were a sextet when they attempted to enter Eurovision 2015, but failed to do so having placed second in the finals of the Swiss national selection.
Switzerland won the first Eurovision edition back in 1956 with Lys Assia's song "Refrain" and then the 1988 edition with Canada's Céline Dion and her song "Ne partez pas sans moi".
Switzerland were runners-up in 1958, 1963 and 1986.
Sadly Switzerland did not win Eurovision 2017, which was won by Portugal. However we still spoke to Timebelle about their Eurovision experience.
Timebelle, firstly how does it feel performing at the Eurovision Song Contest?
"It's a great honour and privilege to represent Switzerland at Eurovision. We see it as a great opportunity to meet extraordinary talented people, producers, performers, show-business people who we can learn so much from."
Switzerland has won Eurovision twice, will you make it three?
"I think we have [made] good changes to get to the final. However, it all depends on many things that we cannot control ourselves."
Surely this has to be your biggest performance to date? Who would you liken your music to?
"Our aim is to make Switzerland proud again. It would be fantastic if we went to the final (Sadly they placed 12th in the semi-final). Ideally it would be to get a good spot or even win. But the most important thing, at the end of the day is to able to look at yourself in the mirror after you've finished your performance and say "hey, you did a great job, be proud.""
Is it easy being a musician in Switzerland (what challenges are there)? After Eurovision what plans have you got?
"We are already developing an idea that we had 2 years ago and is growing on us more and more every day. After Eurovision is over and we will be able to focus on our further projects we are absolutely planning on releasing this track as soon as possible."
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