Emil Ramsauer of the group Takasa has sadly passed away at the age of 103. Takasa represented Switzerland at Eurovision 2013.
At the time of Eurovision, Emil was 95 years old. He is still the oldest performer to compete at Eurovision. Eurovision Union sends their condolences to the family and friends of Emil Ramsauer.
The group, originally named ‘Heilsarmee’ competed in the Swiss national final, and ultimately won with the song ‘You and Me’. The name changed to Takasa to comply with the Eurovision rules, as ‘Heilsarmee’ is German for ‘Salvation Army’. The group were also not allowed to wear the Salvation Army uniforms for their Eurovision performance.
Watch their performance below: