The bookmakers had almost seen everything right! If Italy, which won and offered itself a huge controversy a few minutes after the victory for drug stories, finished on the first place of the podium and that France, with Barbara Pravi, delighted the second instead, the last step was occupied not by Malta but by Switzerland. Its representative, Gjon’s Tears, did not go far from the feat.
As soon as the points were distributed by the professionals, the young candidate quickly rose to the top of the ranking. The singer, who defended his chances with the song The whole universe, appeared in shock onscreen, no doubt imagining himself bringing the cup home. Her country had not won since 1988 thanks to Celine Dion and her song Do not go without me… “I’m glad people liked it. I’m glad the jury put me first [son classement avant le vote populaire, NDLR] by I need this validation from the professionals“, he told the SRF. After the second part of the votes, the singer finally landed in third place, being overtaken by Barbara Pravi (499 points) and the group Maneskin (524 points); the latter won it thanks to their song called Shut up and good.
Gjon’s Tears, real name Gjon Muharremaj, did not hide his emotion from the ranks of his delegation in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam. But the singer, who had already been selected by his country for the 2020 edition finally canceled due to the pandemic, can console himself thanks to the love received from his compatriots who intend to pay tribute to him. “The commune of Broc [dont il est originaire, NDLR] going to celebrate his singer. The party will be held during the summer. ‘We are waiting for the measures related to the health crisis to relax so that we can involve as many people as possible,’ said Claude Cretton, the trustee of the municipality of Friborg on Friday.“, reports RTS.
As a reminder, Gjon’s Tears appeared in the French version of The Voice in 2019. He was then part of Mika’s team and had reached the semi-finals.