Michael von der Heide to represent Switzerland
Swiss TV SF announced today that popular singer Michael von der Heide will represent the country in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Oslo in May next year. There, he will perform Il Pleut de L'Or.
Michael von der Heide is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest world having participated in the German national selection in 1999 with the song Bye Bye Bar. He didn't win that time, but 11 years later, he was chosen internally by Swiss TV to represent the country in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with the French-sung Il Pleut De L'Or.
The Swiss singer released his first album in 1996 which was followed by seven more with the last one Freie Sicht also being released in Germany. His repertoire consists of songs in Swiss-German, German, French and English and altogether, he has released 15 singles so far. His biggest success was the album Tourist which reached no.5 in the official Swiss sales charts in 2000.
His song for Oslo will be premiered on the 9th of January on Swiss TV during the SwissAward gala.