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Eurovision 2019 Switzerland: Who is Luca Hanni- Will Switzerland get through to the final? | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

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The 64th Eurovision Song Contest grand finale will take place on Saturday, May 18 when 26 countries will compete to be crowned the winner. The winning country will also go on to host next year’s competition, which this year is being held in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel’s contestant Netta won the 2018 competition with her song Toy.

On Thursday, May 16 the second of two semi-finals will be held to determine the final countries to go through to the final.

In total 18 countries will compete of which 10 will be voted through to join the already final 16.

Countries taking part in the semi-final on Thursday are Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Croatia, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Albania, Norway, The Netherlands, North Macedonia and Azerbaijan.

A combination of 50 percent televoting and 50 percent national juries will decide who progresses to the final.

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All countries participating in Semi-final 2 can vote along with three pre-qualified countries - Germany, Italy, United Kingdom

Who is Luca Hanni?

Luca Hanni is representing Switzerland in the competition this year with his song She Got Me.

Switzerland hasn’t qualified for the finals since 2014 - with singer Sebalter coming 14th in the competition overall.

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Swiss-born Luca is known for winning the biggest singing competition in Germany, Deutschland sucht den Superstar.

The 24-year-old has since released two studio albums and 16 singles.

Luca has appeared on Eurovision once before, but not as a singer.

In the 2017 iteration of the competition, he was Switzerland’s points spokesman - announcing how his country voted.

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Bookmakers are predicting Luca will finish within the top 10, and are 18/1 to win the competition according to Betfair.

Betfair’s Eurovision winner odds

  • Netherlands - 7/4
  • Sweden - 5/1
  • Australia - 8/1
  • Russia - 9/1
  • Iceland - 10/1
  • Azerbaijan - 12/1
  • Italy - 14/1
  • France - 16/1
  • Switzerland - 18/1
  • Malta - 22/1
  • UK - 200/1

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