Moments ago, sources very close to the organisation of the Swiss national selection for the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest exclusively confirmed that the group six4one will represent Switzerland in Athens. Israeli singer Liel Collet is indeed one of the six names, but she is not the lead singer of the group. All group members will have an equal role.
Earlier today, Israeli media mentioned the fact that “16 year-old Liel Collet has impressed Ralph Siegel, the composer of the 2006 Swiss entry, and he chose her as a leading vocalist of the girl band which will be named six4one”. Our sources added that Liel Collet is “not the lead singer”, as all group members will somehow have an equal role.
Swiss television managed to scout six artists from six different countries, to impress the European audience on 20th May during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens.
Esctoday.com calculates for you: if, in theory, six4one manages to receive six times douze points from the countries the artists come from, Switzerland receives at least 72 points. Almost enough to qualify for the final in 2007… At the end, a big part of the deal will depend on the song, written by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger.
Collet has already sang with famous artists such as Bryan Adams and The Scorpions. This will not be the first time an Israeli singer represents Switzerland – Esther Ofarim already did that in 1963 and reached the 2nd place, after Denmark. The other five names will be revealed later, our sources explained.
After Brian Kennedy for Ireland, six4one is the second participant chosen for the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest.