Eurovision 2020

Switzerland receives 515 submissions for Eurovision 2020

The deadline to submit a song for Switzerland ended today!

After opening the submissions earlier this month for the search of their Eurovision entry, SRF has confirmed that it has received 515 public submissions.

What happens next?

When Switzerland confirmed its participation for Rotterdam, it has confirmed that the Swiss entry will be selected internally. SRF is looking to repeat the selection method used when they selected Luca for Tel Aviv, with an International Jury and an Audience Panel.

The Audience Panel was a success in last year’s selection, with 6,100 applications being made. The International Jury expert included Eurovision artists such as Ruth Lorenzo Pascual, Tinkara Kovac, and Ovi.

The International Jury Expert will count towards 50% of the selection, whilst the Audience Panel will count towards the other 50% in order to select the Swiss act.

Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

In 2019, Switzerland internally selected Luca Hänni to represent them in Tel Aviv with his song ‘She Got Me‘. The song was co-written by Luca himself along with Laurell Barker, Frazer Mac, Jon Hällgren and Lukas Hällgren.

Switzerland participated at the Second-Semi-Final and Luca managed to qualify for the Grand Final, giving Switzerland it’s first Grand Final appearance since 2014. Luca managed to finish fourth overall with 364 Points.

Luca performing ‘She Got Me’ at the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final

Are you excited to find out who will represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam next year? Let us know in the comments section below or at social media. Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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