A couple of days ago, Swiss broadcaster SRF revealed a few final details ahead of their national final next month. Once again, Die Große Entscheidungsshow (The Big Decision Show) will select Switzerland’s representative. This is the seventh consecutive year the format has been used. Anna Rossinelli was the first winner back in 2010 with In Love For A While. Anna gave the format an immediate success story as she qualified for the final of Eurovision 2011, the first time Switzerland had appeared in a Eurovision final since 2006.
Looking ahead to February
The 2017 edition of Die Große Entscheidungsshow will take place on 5th February. The host of the final will be Sven Epiney. Furthermore, 2014 winner Sebalter will return as an interval act to perform his new single Weeping Willow. Finally, SRF revealed the running order for the final. This is as follows:
- Nadya – The Fire In The Sky
- Ginta Biku – Cet air là
- Michèle – Two Faces
- Freschta – Gold
- Shana Pearson – Exodus
- Timebelle – Apollo
The winner will be decided by televoting alone. Judging by previous years, only the winner will be revealed on the show. SRF will then publish the full placings online afterwards,
Second time lucky?
While bookmakers have yet to activate their betting markets for the show, the Eurovision community seems to feel that Timebelle will go into the final as favourites. This feeling has only strengthened since the three-piece group were revealed to be the final act to perform, a position considered to be advantageous by many. Timebelle were also considered favourites when they first attempted to represent Switzerland in 2015, but Singing About Love just fell short in second place. Instead, Mélanie René was victorious with Time To Shine. The group will be hoping that this year it will be second time lucky for them!
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