The wait is over: Elis has announced their replacement for Sandra Schleret as Simone Christinat, who hails from Switzerland. Simone is also the lead vocalist for Swiss symphonic-ish metallers Legenda Aurea. Their first concert together will be next month.
Here is a sample of Simone's voice, in Legenda Aurea's "Years of Coldness."
And here is an example of her singing live, also "Years of Coldness."
I think this could be good!