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SRF reveals six ‘Die Entscheidungsshow’ hopefuls for Lisbon

The announcements are pouring in now! Switzerland have just revealed their six candidates for Die Entscheidungsshow 2018. They have also revealed the running order for their show.

Die Entscheidungsshow: The candidates

SRF have released quite a bit of information regarding their finalists. Below you can find short biographies for each of them, as well as a link to their song.

Zibbz – “Stones”

Zibbz are duo, consisting of two siblings. Co and Stee Gfeller have written their song together with Laurell Baker. Baker has composed for national finals before, after having two songs (“I Wish I Loved You More” and “Freedom Hearts”) in last years Eurovision: You Decide for the United Kingdom. They describe their song as power pop rock with a deep message. Listen to it here.

Angie Ott – “A Thousand Times”

Angie Ott thinks family is the most important thing in her life, especially her son. Her music is all about conveying emotions through her songs. Her Eurovision effort “A Thousand Times” has some familiar faces behind it. Jonas Gladnikoff already has quite some national final experience, with three Eurovision songs and countless national final entries. He’s not alone on this song, with Swedish composer Sara Ljunggren and Malta’s Glen Vella by his side. Vella is, of course, famous for representing Malta in Eurovision 2011 with “One Life”. Listen to Angie’s song here.

Naeman – “Kiss Me”

Naeman is a street musician, most famous for competing in Germany’s talent show Deutschland sucht den Superstar. He describes his song as pure pop. The composers behind it are all relative newcomers in the Eurovision world: Ken Berglund, Kate Northrop, Eric Lumiere and, interestingly, Alejandro Reyes. Reyes is also competing in Die Entscheidungsshow with his own entry. Listen to Naeman’s song here.

Chiara Dubey – “Secrets and Lies”

She is no stranger to Die Entscheidungsshow. Back in 2012 and 2013, Chiara already took part in the Swiss national final. Both of her efforts were in Italian back then. Now, five years later, she is back with a song in English, written by a big team: Sally Herbert, Janie Price, Jeroen Swinnen, Darcy Propper and Chiara Dubey herself. Jeroen Swinnen has previous Eurovision experience, after co-composing Belgium’s 2010 entry “Me and My Guitar”. Listen to Chiara’s song here.

Alejandro Reyes – “Compass”

Alejandro Reyes was born in Chile. That means his songs can sometimes have that Latin flavour to it. He also sings in Spanish a lot. For Die Entscheidungsshow, Alejandro has not only written his own song, but he’s also involved in Naeman’s entry. “Compass” was not only written by himself, but also Lars Christen and Laurell Baker, who is also behind Zibbz’s song this year. Listen to Alejandro’s song here.

Vanessa Iraci – “Redlights”

Switzerland always has an international side to their shows. This year, it’s not as exotic as Canada or Romania… Vanessa Iraci is from Freiburg, Germany. Her song “Redlights” has been written by the Symphonix International team. They are no strangers to Eurovision, having composed the Bulgarian entries recently. For 2018, they’ll also compose Cesár Sampson’s entry for Austria. Listen to Vanessa’s song here.

Sven Epiney to host

Host of the show will once again be Sven Epiney. He has been in charge of the show for quite some years now. The show will take place on Sunday, 4th February, 20:05 CET. It will be aired on all broadcasters taking part: SRF, RTS, RSI and RTR. The winner will be decided by 50% international jury votes and 50% televoting.
Who is your favourite in the Swiss national final? Let us know below and make sure to react!

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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