Marius Bear shocked many Eurovision fans last week when he qualified from the second semi-final. His performance during the jury show clearly left a mark on the national juries, who awarded him 107 points and put him in 5th place out of 17 songs. His televote score, however, only came out to 11 points, and once combined together he would finish in 9th place overall.

A similar issue happened in the final for Switzerland, where he came 12th with the jury earning 78 total points. But sadly Switzerland was one of two “nil points” from the voting sequence (the second being Germany’s jury score) and would ultimately finish 17th overall. In an interview with Marius admitted that his disappointing televote result put him into a very deep hole after the final. Speaking about it he stated: “Never in my life have I experienced such a great rollercoaster of emotions in such a short time.” He also defended his choice to send Boys Do Cry as his Eurovision entry: “we wanted to present depth instead of fireworks.” 

In the interview he also revealed that Amanda Tenfjord’s song “Die Together” really got under his skin, and he was absolutely thrilled by Sam Ryder’s performance. Coincidentally it was Sam who was the first to embrace Marius after his televote score was anounced in the arena. That simple act left a serious impression on the Swiss artist. On his Twitter Marius thanked Sam for being “the loveliest man in space” for picking him up at his lowest point in life.

But despite the lows, there were still positive experiences for Marius in Turin. On Sunday morning he said that he woke up in his hotel room and felt like he was finally an artist despite making music professionally for six years before the contest. “ESC is the best thing that has happened to me in my artistic life so far.”

And despite the poor televote result, Marius said that a Eurovision return isn’t out of the question. When asked about the craziest experience he had in Turin he ended his answer with: “My gut tells me that it wasn’t the last time I was at the ESC.”

Would #YOU like to see Marius Bear at Eurovision again one day? Let us know on social media @ESCUnited, on our discord, or on our forum page!

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