Switzerland: SRF kicks off submissions for Eurovision 2020
The Swiss broadcaster SRF has kicked off the submission period for the country’s Eurovision 2020 internal selection. SRF has opened the submission window for songwriters and producers who can send in their entries until September 12th.
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— SRF ESC (@srfesc) 2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019
As they say you don’t change a successful recipe and therefore the Swiss broadcaster is sticking once again with an internal selection in order to determine the act and entry that will represent Switzerland at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest. Especially after this year’s 4th placing achieved by internally selected Luca Hänni, the broadcaster has no reason to opt for another national selection format.
More details on the 2020 Swiss national selection can be read on the official SRF website
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 the United Kingdom only by 1 point.
This year Luca Hänni, represented the country with his uptempo song “She Got me” which secured a place in the final for Switzerland and eventually achieved an honorable 4th placing in the Grand final. Lets remember Luca’s explosive perfomance last May in Tel Aviv: