Luca Hänni

EUROVISION 2019: What Next – Luca Hänni

What next for this year’s Eurovision finalists?

Switzerland: Luca Hänni

by Christopher Smith

24 year old Luca Hänni represented Switzerland this year and came fourth, receiving 364 points, six away from Russia in third place, with his song “She Got Me” Luca co-wrote with Laurell Barker, Frazer Mac, Jon Hällgren and Lukas Hällgren. The song is very much in the style of Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin and clearly proved popular with the tele vote. So what do we know of Luca and where is he going next?

Luca burst onto the scene in 2012 when he won the ninth series of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (Germany Seeks the Superstar). His debut single “Don’t Think About Me” topped the both the Swiss and German singles charts and his debut album “My Name Is Luca” topped the Swiss album chart and made No.2 in Germany.

His follow up album “Living The Dream” in 2013 did the same. Albums came rapid fire after that with “Dance Until We Die” in 2014 and “When We Wake Up” the following year. He charted with the singles “Shameless”, “I Can’t Get No Sleep” and “Good Time”. “When We Wake Up” is his most recent album, however, he has released the one off singles “Powder” in 2017 and “Signs” in 2018.

He was Switzerland’s voting spokesperson at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest and after blinding the Swiss Eurovision jury with “She Got Me”, he was selected to represent the country at this year’s tournament in March. “She Got Me” has returned Luca to the top of the Swiss singles chart for the first time in six years as well as being Switzerland’s best finish at Eurovision for twenty six years!

Luca has already been busy with a new album, his first for four years, coming out this Summer and he is on tour across Switzerland this Autumn in support of the album with date further afield to be announced in the coming weeks!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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