Ahead of tonight’s Swiss national selection Die Entscheidungsshow, it’s time to talk to one of the Swiss finalists Angie Ott! We spoke to her about her impressive record of entering competitions, the powerful message of the song and the pedigree of the writers.
First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? Can you introduce yourself? What can you tell us about yourself?
I’m really good thank you! My name is Angie Ott, I’m a 27 year old singer and hairdresser and I am a married mother with a little boy!
Your song that you will be presenting for the Die Entscheidungsshow is “A Thousand Times”. What can you tell us about the song?
This song has a very strong message to all the people who are suffering everyday when they wake up and they can’t say stop. They are afraid of the future and the story of the song is of a girl who said a thousand times to her man that her suffering must change and he never listens. One day, she found the power to say stop and I think a lot of people can’t have the power to say this. The message is that the decision of our heart will always gives another a better way to go. Suffering is not a life and when we are suffering we must to think of ourselves and say stop to that!
What was the inspiration for the song, and did you write it specifically for Die Entscheidungsshow and Eurovision?
I’m not the composer of the song, there are 3 composers; Jonas Gladnikoff, Glen Vella (Malta 2011) and Sara Lagjurnen. They composed the song and when I heard it. I felt something very very special so I am very happy to sing this song.
What is your impression of the Eurovision Song Contest in general? Do you watch it every year? What is your favourite entry?
Yes I’m watching it every year except last time because I was not there! My favourite entries are “Euphoria” by Loreen and Céline Dion.
Apart from the Eurovision Song Contest , where would you dream to perform?
I dream of a lot of things to do, to be in the Swiss final, I know that I come back to a stage like this and that’s a dream with the lights and everything… WOW!
Do you think performing at the Eurovision Song Contest will have a positive impact on your career?
I don’t know. We never know what will happen after that but it would be amazing, I always did it all by myself and if one day I’ve got a label it would be great, but I know I’m concentrating to do my best and to not regret anything!
What is the best bit of advice you have ever been given?
NEVER GIVE UP!
What’s the one thing that might surprise people about you?
I’ve practiced Judo for 14 years.
Can you tell us about your first experience with music?
I was in the school of music for 18 years called BBM74 and I did concerts with this school, and then I began to enter competitions. I’m very competitive and that gives me challenges, but my very big experience was The Voice of Switzerland
We would like to thank Angie Ott for her time, and we wish her the best of luck for Die Entscheidungsshow tonight!
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