Gjon's Tears

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Gjon's Tears
Birth nameGjon Muharremaj
Born (1998-06-29) June 29, 1998 (age 22)
Broc, Fribourg, Switzerland
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2011–present

Gjon Muharremaj (Albanian pronunciation: [ɟɔn muharɛmaj]; born 29 June 1998),[1] known professionally as Gjon's Tears, is a Swiss singer and songwriter. He would have represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 held in Rotterdam, Netherlands with the song "Répondez-moi". However the contest was cancelled, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On Instagram, Gjon confirmed he will represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.[2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2011, at the age of 12, Muharremaj competed in the first season of the talent show Albanians Got Talent, placing third in the final.[2][3] One year later, he reached the semi-final of Die grössten Schweizer Talente.[4] In 2019, he auditioned for the eighth season of the French singing competition The Voice: la plus belle voix and reached the semi-finals with Team Mika.[5]

The Voice: la plus belle voix performances and results
Round Song Original artist Result
Blind Audition "Christine" Christine and the Queens Joined Team Mika
The Battles "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Elton John & George Michael Winner
The Knockouts "Under Pressure" Queen & David Bowie Advanced
Live Show 1 "SOS d'un terrien en détresse" Daniel Balavoine Advanced
Live Show 2 "Rocket Man" Elton John Advanced
Semi-Final "Relax, Take It Easy" Mika Eliminated
"Life on Mars" David Bowie

2020-: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 4 March 2020, it was announced that the Swiss broadcaster SRG SSR had internally selected Muharremaj to represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 held in Rotterdam, Netherlands with the song "Répondez-moi".[2] Following its cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic, SRG SSR announced on 20 March 2020 that he would represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with a new song.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Muharremaj was born in Broc, Gruyère District to a Kosovo Albanian father and an Albanian mother from Tirana.[5][7]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWI
[8]
ALB
[9]
"Babi" 2018 1 Non-album singles
"Back in Light"
"Répondez-moi" 2020 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferrato, Luca (4 March 2020). "Eurovision 2020: Gjon's Tears rappresenterà la Svizzera con "Répondez moi"". OGAE Italy (in Italian). Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Switzerland picks Gjon's Tears with French 'Repondez-moi' for Rotterdam". Eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Gjon Muharremaj, shqiptari që befasoi jurinë e "The Voice" në Francë me zërin e tij". telegrafi.com (in Albanian). 22 May 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Das ist unser ESC-Kandidat: Gjon's Tears". Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (in German). 4 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b Farren, Neil (4 March 2020). "Switzerland: Gjon's Tears to Eurovision 2020". Eurovoix.
  6. ^ https://wiwibloggs.com/2020/03/20/gjons-tears-confirmed-as-switzerlands-eurovision-2021-act/252304/
  7. ^ "Le Fribourgeois Gjon's Tears représentera la Suisse à l'Eurovision". La Liberté (in French). 4 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Discographie Gjon's Tears". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  9. ^ Note: "The Top List" are the charts conducted by Top Channel since December 2015.
Preceded by
Luca Hänni
with "She Got Me"
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2020 (cancelled)
2021
Succeeded by
Incumbent