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Theo: “Because Of You is a song dedicated to all the people that help you to become who you are” (Swiss finalist – Exclusive Interview)

ESC+Plus has talked to Theo, finalist of this year’s Swiss national selection for Eurovision. Theo will perform “Because Of You” in the final of “Die Entscheidungsshow 2016” to take place tomorrow.

ESC+Plus: Hello! First of all, thank you so much for your time and congratulations on having been selected to take part in the Swiss national selection for Eurovision 2016!

Can you tell us about you, your musical career and important achievements?

My career is at the beginning although I’m in the music since I was born. I came from what I use to call a “musical family” (father journalist and promoter, mother singer and in the past owner of a label, brother musician…) so I breathe music since I was kid and it was natural to me take this way. I’ve started to play guitar at 10-11, and I begin to sing when I was 15-16 as vocalist for many hip hop artists and as backing vocalist in the band of my brother, than I started alone and now… I’m here!

E+: What impelled you to take part in “Die Entscheidungsshow 2016”?

It’s one of the most important music show in the world that allowed you to sing in front of a big big audience. So may represent a great opportunity to show what are you able to do.

E+: What it would mean for you to represent Switzerland?

A great honor and pride. And the opportunity to show Europe that Swiss is able to produce good music.

E+: Can you tell us about your song? What is the story behind the lyrics?

It’s was in the beginning a love song dedicated to a girl. But after became something different, a song dedicated to all the people who help you to become who you are, who help you to develop your personality, to see and understand the world and the life.

E+: How are you preparing your stage performance for “Die Entscheidungsshow”?

Singing, singing and singing. Everywhere, at home, on the bus, at school, when I’m working, all the moments are good to sing. But I also work a lot in studio where I’m preparing my first EP that will be released in spring.

E+: Besides Eurovision, what are your plans for this year?

Finish my EP, as I told you, that will contain 5 songs: because of you, my wonderful life (that was the single I recorded 2 years ago and that I will present with a… New dress) and three new songs. And play, play play, show my music to the most possible people, taking advantage to the visibility given me by the Entscheidungsshow.

E+: Finally, can you send a message for our readers Eurovision fans?

I hope to have a good performance in Kreuzlingen but especially to arrive straight to you heart with my song. If I will be able give emotions to someone, for me will be a great success, even if I will not win. But if I take the passport to Stockholm will be more better….

E+: Thanks for your time and good luck!

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