Published 29 Mar 12:25
At this year’s Switzerland Eurovision national preselection, the jury, made of musical experts, and the viewers decided that the Alpine nation will be represented by Timebelle, a popular Swiss pop group from Bern. Made of a Swiss and two Romanians, the band will perform the single “Apollo” during the second Kyiv semi-final, on 11 May.
Formed in Bern, Timebelle is a popular Swiss pop trio consisting of Miruna Mănescu, Samuel Forster and Emanuel Daniel Andriescu. At first, the group was established as a five-piece band and was made of Samuel, Emanuel and three other members. Miruna is the latest addition to the group. All of the members of Timebell used to be colleagues at the University of Bern. The name of the team comes from the Zytglogge, the medieval clock tower in the centre of Bern, which is one of the most visited landmarks in the city.
Timebell is at their second attempt of representing Switzerland at a Eurovision competition. They are best known for their participation at the national preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. At the Swiss national final, their single "Singing About Love" placed second. After this failed attempt, they now finally have their chance of singing on a Eurosong stage.
Since 2015, the trio have released four singles, "Singing About Love", "Desperado", "Are You Ready?" and “Apollo”, the latter being their entry for this year’s Eurovision. Their songs have enjoyed a very good reception from the Swiss public. Timebell has also released a successful EP, “Desperado”. Apart from their performances as a trio, Miruna, Samuel and Emanuel are also involved in plenty of solo projects.
The Timebelle Eurovision entry on behalf of Switzerland will be performed live on the stage in Kyiv during the second semi-final, on 11 May. Their single, “Apollo”, has a pretty good shot at making it to the grand finale, as the lead singer, Miruna, has an amazingly smooth voice and the tune makes for a great mixture of pop and electronic rhythms. It’s high time Switzerland made up for its bad results at the previous Eurovision semi-finals!
Don’t miss out on the original live performance of the Romanian-Swiss pop trio on the stage in Kyiv, on 11 May! Keep on checking our website to be kept up to date with the most recent developments on Timebell and the rest of the Eurovision 2017 contestants!