Beatrice Egli (born 21 June 1988 in Pfäffikon, Switzerland) is a Swiss female singer and the winner of season 10 of the German music competition Deutschland sucht den Superstar. She is a singer of German Schlager music. Egli became the second contestant from Switzerland to win the title after another Swiss, Luca Hänni, had won the previous season 9 of the series. As the winner, she received a recording contract with Universal Music Group and €500,000 (after tax €260,000). She sold over 1,000,000 records in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Early life and Career
Egli comes from an Austrian-Swiss musical family and has been singing since the age of nine. At 14, she began taking singing lessons and singing at folk festivals. In 2007, Egli joined up with Lys Assia, an established artist, and together they released the album Sag mir wo wohnen die Engel, with title track from the album becoming an official single. In April 2007, they took part in the Grand Prix der Volksmusik (a Grand Prix contest for folk music) reaching Final 16 in August 2007 and finishing 12th. In 2009, she performed at Musikantenstadl, a live television entertainment program broadcast throughout Austria, Germany, and Switzerland and featuring popular folk and schlager music with the song "Lippenstift". She eventually trained as a hairdresser for a brief time, and in 2011, entered the acting school Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg before applying to Deutschland sucht den Superstar in 2013.
Performances during DSDS
||Song||Percentage of calls|
||"Ich liebe das Leben"||24.15%|
||"Ich will immer wieder dieses Fieber spür'n"||26.43%|
||"Du hast mich tausend Mal belogen"||33.06%|
||"Küss mich, halt mich, lieb mich"||29.67%|
||"Eine neue Liebe ist wie ein neues Leben"||29.20%|
|"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"|
||"Du fängst mich auf und lässt mich fliegen"||36.89%|
|"No No Never"|
|"Du kannst noch nicht mal richtig lügen"|
||"Die Hölle morgen früh"||53.70%|
|"Die Gefühle haben Schweigepflicht"|
||Und morgen früh küss ich dich wach||70.25%|
|Ich liebe das Leben|
After her win, she released "Mein Herz" as her winning song. The single topped the German, Swiss and Austrian Singles Chart. Following the success, she released her album Glücksgefühle which topped the Swiss Albums Chart and made it to number 2 in both Germany and Austria. In 2013, she also engaged in a Glücksgefühle Tour to promote the album.
On 24 October 2014, she published her new studio album Bis hierher und viel weiter, which was recorded in Berlin, without the cooperation of Dieter Bohlen. The first single was Auf die Plätze, fertig, ins Glück, and the video was filmed in New York City. From early November, Beatrice Egli staged her Pure-Lebensfreude tour. The album reached number one in Switzerland again. The next single from the album was Wir leben laut, and the Video was from her Tour through Germany, Switzerland and Austria. On Easter Sunday, April 5, Beatrice Egli moderated the ZDF show "Beatrice Egli - a spring day in Rome."
In the summer of 2015 and 2016 Beatrice Egli ran her own show called Die große Show der Träume on ARD and SRF. But due to low ratings, the program was dropped after just two episodes.
Her album, "Kick im Augenblick", was released on 8 April 2016. It comprises 19 tracks including a medley of songs from her previous album, Bis hierher und viel weiter. In addition, she is taking in many television appearances and hosting some programs on ZDF, MDR and SRF since then.
Her most recent album, Wohlfühlgarantie was released on 16 March 2018. It holds 21 tracks, with the final track, Alperose, sung in her native Swiss German. To promote the album before its release, she released four tracks: Herz an, Keiner küsst mich, Mein Ein und Alles, and Verliebt, verlobt, verflixt nochmal. Herz an and Verliebt, verlobt, verflixt nochmal were also released along with their respective music videos. Wohlfühlgarantie Tour will begin in October 2018 and continue until December 2018.
- Sag mir wo wohnen die Engel (2007)
- Wenn der Himmel es so will (2008)
- Feuer und Flamme (2011)
- Glücksgefühle (2013)
- Pure Lebensfreude (2013)
- Bis hierher und viel weiter (2014)
- Kick im Augenblick (2016)
- Wohlfühlgarantie (2018)
- Natürlich! (2019)
- 2014: for Newcomer des Jahres (international)
- 2014: for Schlager
Swiss Music Award
- 2015: Best Female Solo Act