She is perhaps the funniest, but definitely the most quick-witted presenter from SRF: Viola Tami (40) will lead through the finale of “Stadt Land Talent” tonight. Before the big live event, the Zurich resident quickly answered 20 questions.
Sunday view: What is your greatest talent?
Viola Tami: I am firmly convinced that Fleiss has brought me further than any talent. However, I would not call diligence a talent, but rather an attitude towards life.
What are you not talented at at all?
Im not cursing. Especially in road traffic.
What wouldn’t you spend money on?
In the casino. I’ve never had any luck in the game.
What’s the best thing you learned in school?
Thanks to my music teacher, I had my first singing appearances in the schoolyard during the ten o’clock break. That brought me more than many other lessons.
What do you prefer to listen to, hits or hip-hop?
Although I grew up with hip-hop, today I sing along loudly in the car to Semino Rossi’s hits. I like it versatile.
Have you ever had a fight?
Schleglä’s little brother was great. Until he was bigger than me. Suddenly I became quite tame – and actually stayed until today.
Surfer and singer
Viola Tami (40) comes from the Zurich workers’ quarter in Schwamendingen. From 1999 to 2007 she played in the TV series “Lüthi & Blanc”. As a presenter, she conducted “The greatest Swiss talents” and “I give you a song”. Since 2019 she has also been leading the pop hit show “Hello Again!”. She also plays theater and moderates at Radio Energy. Tami is an early bird, an enthusiastic singer and surfer. She has been married to Roman Kilchsperger (51) since 2012. The couple have two sons: Niccolo (15) and Leandro (12).
Viola Tami (40) comes from the Zurich workers’ quarter in Schwamendingen. From 1999 to 2007 she played in the TV series “Lüthi & Blanc”. As a presenter, she conducted “The greatest Swiss talents” and “I give it a treat for you song”. Since 2019 she has also been leading the pop hit show “Hello Again!”. She also plays theater and moderates at Radio Energy. Tami is an early bird, an enthusiastic singer and surfer. She has been married to Roman Kilchsperger (51) since 2012. The couple have two sons: Niccolo (15) and Leandro (12).
What was the latest book you’ve read?
“I’m Jonathan too” by Jonny Fischer. It was very overwhelming to read how often he was lonely.
What do you hate
People who delight in the suffering of others.
Your recipe for happiness?
I don’t preach prescriptions. Happiness is so individual.
Ever wished you were born a man?
Never! I love going through life as a woman. I like our sense of fairness and respect, our sensitive side and the will to move forward. And I’m happy that we finally realized that we have to stick together.
Have you ever had a puff with the police?
No, after all, as a child, I wanted to become a police officer myself.
Why don’t you want to be 20 anymore?
I enjoy being an adult and knowing who I am.
The nicest compliment you’ve ever been given?
I feel uncomfortable with compliments. Talking about it makes me even more uncomfortable. So: next question, please.
Your craziest trip?
It wasn’t very far, but all the higher. I parachuted out of a helicopter twice this year. That’s pretty crazy for me, as I’ve suffered from a fear of flying for years.
When was the last time you were really scared?
A few weeks ago at the spider fear seminar. My girlfriend talked me into it. In the end I managed to capture this nimble black angle spider.
You have been on the show stage for 20 years. Would you do everything exactly the same again?
I may have been walking around with the “Chindsgibändel” for too long. Because of my rather lively manner, no one thought I would do an adult show at first. A little more self-confidence would certainly not have hurt me back then. On the other hand, that has always encouraged me to get better.
Your biggest flop?
When I was young as a presenter, I chose the wrong winner in a modeling competition (laughs). That was when I found out for the first time what it means when the press tears you up in the air.
Is talent enough for a great career?
The risk is that talent will make you lazy and arrogant. That would be the moment when you are overtaken by the hard-working. In my opinion, you need both: talent and diligence.
What do you do when you are 60?
I don’t worry about that. At most I plan from year to year.
With “Stadt Land Talent” you can win CHF 100,000. What would you do with it?
Although I love my job, I would probably take a break. A short break from myself as a public person, from Viola Tami from Färnseh.