Eurovision 2019

#CHOIR19: Introducing Switzerland – Cake O’Phonie

Switzerland debut at this year’s Eurovision Choir contest in Gothenburg. This year, the Swiss will be represented by Cake O’Phonie and will feature ninth in the running order.

The following biography about Cake O’Phonie has been sourced from the EBU Press Handbook. Therefore the following biography is credited to the European Broadcasting Union:

The particularity of Cake O’Phonie is that it only exists thanks to the Chorus show, the show launched at the end of 2018 on Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS). 12 choirs competed against each other under the watchful eye of a jury and the audience for two semi- finals and a final. The winner of this competition obtained their ticket to represent Switzerland at Eurovision Choir in Sweden. A small group of enthusiasts wanted to try this atypical experience : not having enough members, they recruited other singing enthusiasts to embark on the adventure. Thus was born Cake O’Phonie: seven men and seven women, under the direction of Antoine Krattinger, from various backgrounds but all linked by a passion for singing and a taste for challenge. Building a group within a limited time frame with new members and putting together a programme of harmonized variety songs for the whole is not an easy task. And it paid off, since the choir, against all odds, won the competition. The motivation united the group to achieve a result without a shadow of a doubt far from a cacophony…

The young choir is composed of 14 members, all between 20 and 30 years old. Cake O’Phonie will defend the colours of our country by performing a medley of Swiss songs, composed of “Chante en mon cœur”, “La sera sper il lag”, “Poï”, “Le ranz des vaches”, “La ticinella”, “Beresinalied” and “Chanson d’ici.” Four minutes in French, German, Italian, Romansh and even dialect! If they make it to the final, they will try to win the trophy with “Believer” by Imagine Dragons.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: European Broadcasting Union

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