Switzerland: Eurovision 2020 act and entry to be unveiled in March
Switzerland this year will stick with the same national selection recipe that gave her a 4th placing in this year’s competition after four years of non qualifying results. The Swiss Eurovision 2020 act will be determined by a 50/50 between a professional jury and a 100-member public panel. However the act will be announced in March.
According to douzepoints.ch, Reto Peritz, Head of Swiss Delegation, revealed that the act and song for Eurovision 2020 won’t be unveiled earlier than March. Reto specifically stated to the outlet:
The selection process for the Swiss ESC song 2020 is in full swing. We are currently testing the songs with various artists that have received the highest ratings from the audience and music expert jury. We are not only very happy with the number of 515 songs submitted, but also with the really excellent quality.
And when on saying:
We will publish interviews with people from both juries by the end of the year. And we are happy to announce the song and act in March 2020.
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 2018 reached its 4th year of non qualifying results with the duo Zibbz and their song Stones. However in 2019 Luca Hänni made the difference for Switzerland as his entry “She Got me” not only managed to reach the grand final but achieved a 4th placing, the best result since 1993. Let remembe Luca’s energetic performance on Expo Tel Aviv stage: