As the new Eurovision season has just begun, the German-speaking broadcaster, SRF, announced that 420 songs have been submitted for the Swiss selection for Eurovision 2019!
Selection process closed
The selection process was open for a month and closed yesterday, with 420 songs having been received by the broadcaster. SRF has not published any song yet!
The selection goes on!
SRF, along with the other broadcasters, RTS and RSI are going to reveal their entries for the Swiss selection. As we previously reported, RSI has already announced its candidates!
For the selection of the 2019 entry, a 120 jury will be used.The jury will consist of 100 selected members of the public and 20 industry experts. SRF has also invited twice entrant for Romania Ovi Jacobsen to be part of the jury. The two juries will have equal 50/50 say in the outcome.
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Switzerland was one of the countries that competed in the very first Eurovision in 1956. They were also the first winners with Lys Assia’s “Refrain”. They also won the contest in 1988 with Celine Dion’s “Ne partez pas sans moi.” Since the introduction of the semi-finals, Switzerland struggled to make the final and only managed to qualify for the grand final on four occasions, most recently in 2014. In Lisbon, the sibling duo Zibbz represented Switzerland with their entry “Stones”. Despite their powerful performance, they only placed 13th in semi-final 1, failing to make the final.