“Boys Do Cry” is the nickname that Swiss Marius Behr hopes to win the Eurovision Song Contest for his hometown of Turin in May. SRF announced today.
The 28-year-old wrote and produced his song with songwriter Martin Gallup. “I am very keen on it! It is an honor for me to represent Switzerland in Turin and to follow in the footsteps of Luca Hani and John of Tears,” said Beer enthusiastically.
Bear wants to cheer the fans up
Regarding his song, which is also the lead track for his album of the same name, which was released in early February, Bear says he learned from an early age “not to be ashamed of my feelings”.
Crying like a man and revealing his weaknesses to his fans is not afraid of it. “I don’t want to wear emotional armor, I want to be who I am. I would encourage my fans to do the same.”
From street music to pop success
Bear is a trained construction machinery mechanic, but has been studying music production in London since 2017. He had previously toured Switzerland and Germany as a street musician with his guitar and spent a few months in New York. In 2019, his debut album Not Loud Enough was released. Bear is now considered one of the most successful pop artists in Switzerland.
Bear was decided by 100 spectators and a 20-person international jury in a multi-stage process. As with the International Song Contest shows, votes were counted at 50 percent each. Now Bear is walking like the Austrian duo Lum! x. Pia Maria in the first semi-final on May 10 in Turin.
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