SWITZERLAND 2006: PHOTO & VIDEO MEMORIES FROM THE VIDEO MAKING OF
NAFPLIO, GREECE – Switzerland was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 by six4one, with the song If We All Give A Little. The six members of band are Andreas Lundstedt, Liel, Tinka Milinovic, Claudia D’Addio, Keith Camilleri and Marco Matias. The song has been written by Eurovision foxes Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger and been officially presented at the end of March. After performing first in the final, they ended up 17th out of 24, with 30 points. The band was specially assembled for Eurovision from singers famous in countries across Europe.
Andreas Lundstedt comes from Sweden and was a member of the universally known band Alcazar. Claudia D’Addio comes from Switzerland. She is known as “The Voice” and earned her fame from the casting-show “MusicStar.” Keith Camilleri comes from Malta and is known in his homeland for his passionate voice and his regular guest appearance on Maltese shows. Liel comes from Israel and advocates peace in the world with her songs. Marco Matias has a Portuguese background, but comes from Germany, and in 2005, he reached second place along with his singing partner Nicole Süßmilch in the German “12 Points!” which selected a song for Eurovision. Tinka Milinović comes from Bosnia and Herzegovina and is a very popular performer and radio/television host.
ABOUT THE OIKOTIMES VENTURE
Fotis, Eva, Michalis and Gerda received a call on late January to attend the video shooting of the Swiss entry for Eurovision 2006. Our friend Thanos brought us to Nafplio, the capital of Argos and one of the first capitals of Greece in the new hellenic history. The landscape amazing and more amazing the international team of Six 4 One which we met them a day before at the Athens International Airport. The choice of Greece for the making of the Swiss entry video was not by accident as Ralph Siegel wanted to honour Athens, host country of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest edition.
The making of the video was accompanied by interviews with SF and oikotimes.com while the six members of the group had lots of fun with us. The even invited us to their rooms to fool around and I have to tell you Keith and Tinka were the most teasing ones! I made great friendships back then, something for which I truly love the Eurovision Song Contest.
By the way the next day I was hired by MAD TV to produce the ultimate and innovative back then, first ever made in Europe, EUROVISION CHANNEL ERT!