Thursday, 20 October 2011

Switzerland 2012 - Lys Assia - C'était Ma Vie

2012? Already? The whole process has started comically early for perennial Eurovision under-achievers Switzerland, but among the fields of amateur hour dross their earlier stages have just thrown up, one song stands head and shoulders above the rest.

There may be better songs in their selection, and there may be songs who stand a much better chance at success, but they'd be absolute fools not to send this sentimental old slice of loveliness, sung by the 85-year-old winner of the first ever contest back in 1956, and written by Ralph Seigel and Jean Paul Cara, who've got a win each under their belts.

Her voice may be wobbly these days, but that's not the point. She's Eurovision through and through, and I can't think of anyone who would be more apt to take part in what could be the most interesting competition in years. Let's hope that the Swiss see sense for once and do the right thing.

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  1. 1986? She said she was 15 years old, but actually she was... 60?

  2. Yeah, all that 50s, 60s and 70s stuff was just a mirage! I believe some manner of portal was involved…

    I'll get that changed!

  3. Choosing here might prove to be quite a risk... I don't thing he actually remembers who or where she is... it would be quite interesting though.