Xavier Darcy hails from Munich, Germany and has British/French roots. His emotionally charged, energetic songs have gained widespread attention in Germany over the past two years. During this time, he has appeared on one of Germany’s most popular late-night talk shows (Ina’s Nacht/ARD) and even had his own three-episode miniseries on national television (Startrampe/ARD). His breakthrough single “Cape Of No Hope” garnered widespread national radio play, pushing Xavier Darcy into the top 200 of the German Airplay Charts for the first time. More recently, his single “Jonah” led to signing his first major label contract and being invited to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest. His distinguishing characteristic is his instantly recognisable, powerful chest voice, which has drawn comparisons to Hozier, Marcus Mumford and Jack White. This vocal style, matched with his aggressive guitar playing, marks Darcy out as one of the most anthemic singer-songwriters and energetic live performers out there. Der Song „Jonah“ bringt alles mit, was einen guten ESC-Song ausmacht: Dazu trägt Xavier Darcy quasi schon über seinen Lebenslauf die Europäische Fahne nach Lissabon. Das Erste zeigt die Entscheidungs-Show „Unser Lied für Lissabon“ am Donnerstag, 22. Februar, um 20.15 Uhr live aus Berlin.