The Swiss entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine will be selected through the national final Die Entscheidungsshow this Sunday. Today, Shana Pearson is going to talk to us about her entry “Exodus”
This song was written and produced by Swedish producers and songwriters: Denniz Jamm and Andreas Stone and Mahan Moin.
It’s a very powerful song I believe. We all sometimes get stuck in something we no longer want (a relationship, a job, a lifestyle, etc) and this is a message of hope, of freeing yourself from that negative thing you no longer want.
Normally, I write my own lyrics but I’ve always been open to collaborating with other songwriters. The Eurovision opportunity came up and I was introduced to the producers and songwriters and the song and I completely clicked.
It was always a tradition when I was little to watch it all together with my parents and my brother. Ever since, I try to watch it every year. It’s the only music show that brings different countries together and it’s truly magical.
I absolutely fell in love with Mans Zelmerlöw and ever since I’ve been following his music, downloaded all his songs. I was also blown away by Loïc Nottet! Those are definitely my 2 sweethearts of Eurovision artistically speaking.
I‘m already so thankful for all the performances I was able to do. Doing Justin Bieber’s support act with Big Ali in 2013 was the highlight. My dream would be to perform at venues like Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland or Coachella 🙂
Definitely! I know that people watching Eurovision are so supportive and once they like an artist they are loyal for life. I hope people will like Exodus and will like my performance and most importantly, if I get to represent Switzerland as my country, I hope Swiss people will be proud! 🙂
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You can listen to Shana’s entry Exodus on this link below