Gunvor: 'We do not have friends in Europe'

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Piero Esteriore's zero points in the semi final of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest have nothing to do with the song, according to another Swiss nil-scorer, Gunvor. In a recent interview, the Swiss representative of 1998 declared to like Piero's song. “Piero sung well,” she said, “We Swizzerians just do not have a lot of friends in Europe. The points awarded at the Eurovision Song Contest are only sympathy bonuses.”

The now 29 years old female singer Gunvor finished last with nil points in Birmingham in 1998 with her song Lass ihn, an experience now shared by her fellow countryman Piero Esteriore. “Most say this outcome was not fair”, Gunvor said, referring to her last place when interviewed by Swiss newspaper Berner Zeitung. She still watches the contest every year: “Over the last decade, the music developed from Schlager to modern pop-rock. I like that.”

Gunvor nowadays has a full-time job as supervisor and marketing coordinator for an international food company, but being a singer is still her dream job. On weekends, she performs at weddings, beneficials and the like. Recently she auditioned for a role in the musical 42nd Street in Stuttgart. She is also writing songs for a new album, which is planned to be released next spring.

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