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Hunter of Stars was Swiss entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen performed by Sebalter. First released in December 2013, it was revised and re-mastered for single release on March 23, 2014. It is also the lead single of his debut solo album Day of Glory, released on January 5, 2015.

The song is largely inspired by Sebalter's experiences while on a road trip in the United States in the summer of 2013.  The memorable whistle on the track came about due to having no instrument with him - he had recorded the whistle on his phone (the melody was originally to be played on the violin) and it stuck upon his return to Switzerland. The video for the song was shot over three nights in March 2014 at the Hotel Splendide Royal in Lugano.

The song qualified from the second semi-final in 4th place, Switzerland's first qualification in 3 years. In the final it was performed 20th following Spain and preceding Hungary. At the close of voting, it finished in 13th with 64 points, the country's best finish in nearly a decade.

The song later won the 2014 World Cup of Music, an online tournament hosted by Canada's CBC Music. It won the final with 94% of the vote.

Lyrics

Looking for a candidate
You have an option, only one choice
Sipping my drink, looking around
There is so much beauty, oh yes we can
And yet, self-confidence is a fragile concept
That often fades away in the night
There it comes, that unwanted guest
There's no place for you tonight

Want me to go, want me to go
Cause you think I'm lying, cause you think I'm lying
No, open the door
Cause tonight I cannot go hunting for stars, no no

Like an evil satellite
Twisting the truth and leaving us alone
In this mad and moody world
Society without love
And I state my heart has been well-trained
I'm gonna be your candidate
I am the hunter, you are the prey
Tonight I'm gonna eat you up

Want me to go, want me to go
Cause you think I'm lying, cause you think I'm lying
No, open the door
Cause tonight I cannot go hunting for stars

I press my nose to the glass
It's raining outside, it's raining outside
I would like to storm in
Roar like a lion, roar like a lion
But I fear your judgment, I fear your judgment
I'm so wet, I'm dirty
I fear your judgment, I fear your judgment
It's me, and my imperfection

Want me to go, want me to go
Cause you think I'm lying, cause you think I'm lying
No, open the door
Cause tonight I cannot go hunting for stars, no no

Want me to go
Cause you think I'm lying, cause you think I'm lying
No, open the door
Cause tonight I cannot go hunting for stars, no no

Want me to go
Cause you think I'm lying, cause you think I'm lying
No, open the door
Cause tonight I cannot go hunting for stars, no no

Videos

SeBalter - Hunter of Stars-003:26

SeBalter - Hunter of Stars-0

Sebalter - Hunter Of Stars (Switzerland) 2014 LIVE Eurovision Second Semi-Final03:18

Sebalter - Hunter Of Stars (Switzerland) 2014 LIVE Eurovision Second Semi-Final

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