Il pleut de l'or

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"Il pleut de l'or"
Single by Michael von der Heide
Released 2010
Format Digital single, CD single
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop
Length 3:01
Switzerland "Il pleut de l'or"
Eurovision Song Contest 2010 entry
Country Switzerland
Artist(s) Michael von der Heide
Language French
Composer(s) Michael von der Heide,
Pele Lorriano
Lyricist(s) Heike Kospach
Finals performance
Semi-final result 17th
Semi-final points 2
Appearance chronology
◄ "The Highest Heights" (2009)   
"In Love for a While" (2011) ►

"Il pleut de l'or" (French pronunciation: ​[il plø də lɔʁ], It's Raining Gold) is a song sung by Michael von der Heide and composed by the singer, Pele Lorriano and Heike Kospach. It represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway.[1][2] It was first presented on 9 January 2010 at the SwissAwards show.[3]

Von der Heide was backed in Oslo by singer Amanda Nikolić, former member of Swiss girlgroup Tears,[3] Freda Goodlett and Sybille Fässler.

English and German versions were released by Von der Heide at a later stage.[4][5] The German version, entitled Es regnet Gold was released 12 April 2010.[6]


Chart (2010) Peak
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 65


  1. ^ Schacht, Andreas (18 December 2009). "Michael von der Heide to represent Switzerland". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Al Kaziri, Ghassan (18 December 2009). "Michael von der Heide goes to Oslo". Oikotimes. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Grillhofer, Florian (9 January 2010). "Switzerland: Michael von der Heide presents his song for Europe". ESCToday. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Hung, Steffi (23 May 2010). "CD-Information on". 
  5. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (25 February 2010). "Michael von der Heide speaks to". ESCToday. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  6. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (12 April 2010). "MicSwitzerland: German version of Il pleut de l'or available". ESCToday. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  7. ^ " – Michael von der Heide – Il pleut de l'or". Swiss Singles Chart.

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