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Who is Marius Bear? All you need to know about Switzerland’s 2022 Artist ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

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After an extremely impressive third place at Eurovision 2021 with “Tout l’Univers” by Gjon’s Tears, Switzerland will be looking to continue making waves in the competition in 2022. Who’s up for the challenge? We take a look at Marius Bear’s career and chances in this year’s competition.

Who is Marius Bear?

Marius Hรผgli is much better known as Marius Bear. Originally from Appenzell in the north east of Switzerland, he began his musical career as a street muaican in his native nation as well as Germany. He has been active as a musician for six years and in 2019, he won a Swiss Music Award in the category Best Talent. He has currently released two albums with his latest, “Boys Do Cry”, peaking at 5th on the Swiss chart.

And Do Boys Cry?

Marius’ Eurovision entry “Boys Do Cry” was released on 8th March 2022 (the same day as International Women’s Day…) complete with a music video with the story line of a young boy experiencing heart break, bullying and a rocky home life.

The song tackles the stigma that men and boys shouldn’t talk about their feelings and that it’s okay to feel the emotions of life. Marius wants the world to know that it’s okay to be vulnerable, emotional and weak – these are all part of us and we should embrace these feelings.

โ€œI learnt very early on that I donโ€™t need to be ashamed of my feelings…As a man, Iโ€™m not afraid to cry and to lay bare my weaknesses to my audience. I donโ€™t want to wear emotional armour, I want to be who I am. And I want to encourage my audience to do the same.โ€

Marius Bear on “Boys Do Cry”. Source: SRF

Marius Bear and NFTs

Marius has seen backlash before he’s even taken the Eurovision stage, as he has released NFTs of his entry “Boys Do Cry”. Producing these digital items hasn’t gone down well in the fandom in general, as many Eurofans highlighted the impact these have on the environment.

This won’t have any impact on his result, but unfortunately for him and Switzerland, he has started on the wrong foot within the fandom. The community is really important to have on side to help with momentum going into May.

How will Marius Bear do at ESC?

If you love a good cry at a John Lewis Christmas advert, this song is for you. This song is simple but well produced and wouldn’t be out of place in a Disney film. It’s easy to call that the main chunk of this song’s points will come from the jury vote – Marius’ raspy tone accompanied with classical instrumentation is something juries will be drawn to. Question marks remian with the televote, is it too simple? Is it captivating enough? Is it the dreaded toilet break song? Only time will tell, but this is what could easily drag him down and leave him in the semi-finals.

You can listen to Boys Do Cry below!

Do you think the fandom are underrating Marius Bear? Let us know in the comments!

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