Switzerland: National selection reaches its final 5 entries; Next Eurovision representative to be unveiled in March
Next March we will get to know the next Swiss act that will fly the flag in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.
The Swiss national broadcaster SRF , announced through its official Twitter account, that the national selection process has reached it final 5 competing entries. The committee of experts alongside with the audience panel have reviewed all submitted songs and have selected the best 5 ones for the final phase.
At the present time established producers have taken over to make the necessary renovations and additions to the songs to improve and finalize their version, while the same time they seek for the appropriate acts to perform them. After one last evaluation of the 5 songs , in March the broadcaster will unveil the artist and song that will fly to Tel Aviv next May.
We remind you that Swiss Eurovision 2014 representative, Sebalter has submitted this year the song We’ll Carry The Light which passed through the first round, but we don’t know if it’s in the final 5 songs.
Switzerland, after recent years’ poor results, this year went internal and switched to another Eurovision national selection format deciding to leave behind the Die Entscheidungsshow.
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.