The Swiss italian-speaking broadcaster, RSI, has unveiled its 13 candidate songs for the Eurovision 2019 national selection.

RSI has made the 13 songs public asking from the public to give feedback on the music proposals of the Swiss italian-speaking channel. For this purpose the broadcaster has released fully all 13 songs and asks from the audience to evaluate them and cast its vote for its favorite one.

The 13 acts with their songs are the following:

  • Davide Buzzi – Mama
  • Dianerika Lettieri – Infernal Love
  • Iris Mone – Life My Soul Up
  • Julie Meletta – Mama (I Walk Alone)
  • Karin Cerini – Sorry
  • Matteo Rossi – One More Time
  • Max Deste – Where the day ends
  • NickAntic – Until you will be mine
  • Scilla Hess – Playground
  • Scilla Hess – Silence Breakers
  • Sebalter – We’ll Carry the Light
  • Tommaso Giacopini – You told me he loves

Notable that among the 13 competing acts is Sebalter, the Swiss representative in 2014 , who was the country’s last participation that had managed to qualify to the final.

All 13 songs can be heard on the official webpage of RSI Eurovision selection  and the public can cast its vote. The deadline ofr casting votes expires on Friday , September 28 at 12:00 CET

The Swiss national selection process for Eurovision 2019 is unwiding as singers, songwritters and producers have been called to submit their songs through the national broadcaster of SRF. However this song will not be released in any stage of the national selection process.

The deadline for submission of songs  expires on October 1. After the deadline is over, the two juries will evaluate the songs from all Swiis briadcasters (SRF, RSI, RTS and RTR). However, each broadcaster has the right to propose a wildcard entry in the selection.

The final outcome of the national selecton will be determined by the public panel and an International jury and the winner will be unveiled on a date the Swiss broadcaster will specify in the future.

THE STORY SO FAR

Switzerland made its debut in the first  Eurovision Song Contest back in 1956 and won the same year with Lys Assia. It was not until 1988  when the country was crowned winner for the 2nd time with Celine Dion leaving in second place behind the United Kingdom only by a narrow margin of 1 point.

In this year’s contest the country chose duo Zibbz to represent it on the Altice Arena stage in Lisbon with their song Stones. In spite of their dynamic performance they didn’t avoid Switzerland’s 4th successive failure to qualify to the Final.