Following the German charts manipulation scandal, Swiss broadcaster SF DRS has dissolved their contract with producer David Brandes, the man behind this year's Swiss and German representatives Vanilla Ninja and Gracia. German broadcaster NDR has excluded Brandes from the German delegation for Kyiv.
The cooperation with David Brandes has come to an end and Swiss broadcaster SF DRS has already found a new partner in Stage Division. The company will be guiding Vanilla Ninja on the way to Kyiv and has also taken over the management of Vanilla Ninja.
On top of that all, German broadcaster NDR announced to have excluded David Brandes from the German delegation, after he openly admitted to have manipulated the German charts, last night on German channel ZDF.
The Estonian band Vanilla Ninja will be representing Switzerland with the song Cool vibes in the semifinal of the 2005 Eurosivision Song Contest on 19th May in Kyiv. Two days later, they might join Gracia, who is directly qualified for the final with the song Run & hide.