Boys Do Cry (song)

2022 song by Marius Bear

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"Boys Do Cry"
The official cover for "Boys Do Cry"
Single by Marius Bear
from the album Boys Do Cry
LanguageEnglish
Released8 March 2022
Length2:57
LabelHi-Tea Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Marius Hugli
  • Martin Gallop
Music video
"Boys Do Cry" on YouTube
Eurovision Song Contest 2022 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
English
Composer(s)
  • Marius Hugli
  • Martin Gallop
Lyricist(s)
  • Marius Hugli
  • Martin Gallop
Finals performance
Semi-final result
9th
Semi-final points
118
Final result
17th
Final points
78
Entry chronology
◄ "Tout l'univers" (2021)

"Boys Do Cry" is a song by Swiss singer Marius Bear, released as a single on 8 March 2022. The song represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy after being internally selected by SRG SSR, Switzerland's broadcaster for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Background

According to Bear, the song is about the fact that all people feel pain, including men. The song speaks that people should not ignore feelings, and that people should encourage others do so. Bear, in an interview, said: "I learnt very early on that I don’t need to be ashamed of my feelings. As a man, I’m not afraid to cry and to lay bare my weaknesses to my audience. I don’t want to wear emotional armour, I want to be who I am. And I want to encourage my audience to do the same.”[1]

Release

The song was released on 8 March 2022 on the Eurovision Song Contest's official YouTube channel, with a premiere livestream.[1]

Eurovision Song Contest

Selection

In early April 2021, SRG SSR confirmed their intention to participate at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, opening applications to be part of the selecting committee.[2] On 16 June 2021, the broadcaster published the rules for artists to apply for its internal selection process. Submissions were open between 1 and 15 September 2021.[3]

The selection involved a panel of 100 Swiss viewers – as selected between April and June – alongside a specialized international 23-member jury, composed of former judges in their respective countries. Each panel accounted for 50% of the voting, which was articulated in various undisclosed phases and decided the Swiss act for Eurovision before the end of the year.[4][5]

Marius Bear was confirmed the entrant for Switzerland in a YouTube premiere on the Eurovision Song Contest's official channel, along with the release of "Boys Do Cry".[6][7]

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Switzerland was placed into the first semi-final, held on 10 May 2022, and performed in the first half of the show.[8]

Charts

Chart performance for "Boys Do Cry"
Chart (2022) Peak
position
Lithuania (AGATA)[9] 45
Netherlands (Single Tip)[10] 30
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 32
UK Download (OCC)[12] 60

References

  1. ^ a b "Boys do cry! Marius Bear will sing for Switzerland at Eurovision 2022". wiwibloggs. 2022-03-08. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  2. ^ Christou, Costa (2021-04-02). "Switzerland confirms Eurovision 2022 participation". ESCXtra. Retrieved 2021-10-30.
  3. ^ "English information: «Eurovision Song Contest» 2022". srf.ch (Press release). SRG SSR. 2021-09-15. Retrieved 2021-10-30.
  4. ^ "English information: «Eurovision Song Contest» 2022". srf.ch (Press release). SRG SSR. 2021-09-15. Retrieved 2021-10-30.
  5. ^ "Die ESC Fachjury". srf.ch (in Swiss High German). SRG SSR. 2021-12-14. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
  6. ^ SRF Eurovision Song Contest [@srfesc] (2022-03-01). "Mark March 8, 2022, in your calendars. #Eurovision #ESC2022 #Switzerland #SRF" (Tweet). Retrieved 2022-03-01 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Marius Bear défendra la Suisse avec «Boys Do Cry» à l'Eurovision Song Contest 2022" (in Swiss French). RTS. 2022-03-08. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  8. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in? 🇮🇹". Eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 2022-01-25. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
  9. ^ "2022 20-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Dutch Single Tip 21/05/2022". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
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