Mélanie René was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1990. She has Mauritian parents and in the age of seven Mélanie started singing on family celebrations and festivities. Furthermore she learned to play the piano and composed her own songs.
In Switzerland there has been a national final called “Die Entscheidungsshow”. Like in the years before, the Swiss television SRG RTS SSR has called for songs. There have been entries from all Swiss language regions. In the Swiss final every of the six finalist had to perform their song plus another song, which should give a substantial overview of the singing qualities for the jury and TV viewers. With the highest votes both from the jury and televotes, Mélanie René has been announced as Switzerland’s representative in Vienna.
Mélanie René was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1990. She has Mauritian parents and in the age of seven Mélanie started singing on family celebrations and festivities. Furthermore she learned to play the piano and composed her own songs. As the family moved from the French-Speaking Switzerland (Romandie) to the French department of Haute-Savoie, she had the honour to participate the Gregoriou International Festival in Brăila, Romania. Her song “Il Chante Avec Les Anges” was a dedication to her grandfather and won the contest. Mélanie has achieved a Bachelor in music performance from the Institute of Modern Music in Brighton. She will be the first singer from Geneva at the ESC since 1996.
The outlandish R’n’B ballad “Time To Shine” will be sung soulfully from the beautiful Mélanie. The arrangement of the song seems to be gravely and stodgy by first hearing. It all depends on her stage performance in Vienna how far she will get with this song. Unfortunately, it’s not clicking immediately and therefore might have difficulties to qualify if the competitors are too strong.
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About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.