Vanessa Iraci: “Redlights has a very emotional and magical spirit”

Vanessa Iraci is one of the six finalists of the Swiss Entscheidungsshow, which will take place this Sunday. Ahead of the show, we’ve had the pleasure of talking to her about her career so far, her impressions of being in the Swiss Eurovision final, and we found out more about her entry, titled “Redlights”. Check it all out in this interview here:

Hi Vanessa! Thank you for taking your time out for talking to us! First of all, how did you feel when you found out that you were one of the finalists this year?

It all happened very quickly, I was introduced to the producer, Borislav Milanov, and I had to send my recordings within a couple of days. Gladly he liked them and on the following day I got informed that I am in the final “Die Entscheidungsshow”. When I realized that I was happy as hell, I might have danced a little!

Can you tell a little bit about the song and also what it means to you?

“Redlights” is composed and produced by a brilliant composer team with a lot of experience in composing music for the Eurovision Song Contest, Borislav Milanov and the Symphonix International Team, whom I’m honored to be able to work with! The song has a very emotional and magical spirit that goes right under your skin. It’s basically about a very common situation of falling in love with someone, knowing that it’s wrong. Running over red lights with your head down expresses how desperately in love you must be in a very emotional and symbolical way. For me the message is to be careful whom you give or open up your heart to and not to ignore the signs that are warning you about the unavoidable consequences.

How did you decide to enter the Swiss final with this particular song?

Vanessa IraciI love the Eurovision Song Contest and it would be a dream coming true to perform on the Eurovision stage! I decided to participate with the song “Redlights” because I believe that the song has hit potential and it’s got what it takes to enthuse and touch people all over Europe.

Do you have a vision on how you want the performance to look like on the stage?

I already know about the light show for the Feb 4th and some effects and all I can say is that it’s going to be awesome and it’s just like I imagined it! As for me, I’ll go with the spirit and focus on the music and my singing.

Do you have any favourite among the other contestants?

That’s hard to say, I like them all. Zibbz are very strong and well known in Switzerland and I love the song. But none of the other songs is giving me goosebumps like “Redlights”!

How would you feel if you went on to represent Switzerland at the Eurovision?

Damn, I would feel honored and pleased and I would give my all to bring Switzerland to the finals. Winning the Eurovision Song Contest would be my goal!

What is your favourite Eurovision entry through the history?

There where many grate songs and performances. My favorite is “Euphoria” by Loreen.

What is your favourite Swiss entry?

I love Celine Dion, It’s hard to keep up with her, so it’s still her.

Which artists have inspired you to become an artist yourself?

In my early teenage years Mariah Carey was my big idol as well as Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin … all the great divas. Later on I was a fan of Destiny’s Child, Aaliyah, Brandy, Alicia Keys … They all have inspired me a lot and many more.

Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us Vanessa, and we wish you the best of luck in Entscheidungsshow!

To keep up with all the latest news on Vanessa Iraci, you can follow her on Facebook, or Instagram. You can also visit her website https://www.vanessa-iraci.com/ Give a listen to her entry “Redlights” right her:

If Vanessa Iraci is your personal favorite in this year’s Entscheidungsshow, make sure you cast your vote for her in our poll here:


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