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Switzerland: Selects For Eurovision 2017 on February 5

Switzerland changes selection after two consecutive last place finishes
Switzerland changes selection after two consecutive last place finishes

Switzerland will select their participant for Eurovision 2017 on February 5 using a revamped selection process.

Switzerland has decided to drop the online part of their selection process after two years of finishing last in their semi final. The country will be accepting submissions for the contest from September 26 to October 24. From the submissions 20 songs will be selected from SRF, 20 from RSI, 20 from RTS and 20 from RTR.

A 20 member jury made up of producers, people from the music industry, musicians, journalists will then attend a live check. All of the 80 hopefuls who have been picked will then by assessed by the jury at the Live check on December 4. The jury will select between six and 10 songs to go through to the final. The winner of the selection which has moved to a Sunday will be decided by 100% public televote.

Full rules can be found here.

Source: SRF

6 thoughts on “Switzerland: Selects For Eurovision 2017 on February 5”

  1. What?! They should have ditched the jury. The online voters know what is memorable. Still think that they should have chosen Platzhirsch.

    1. But if the online voters know what is memorable Switzerland wouldn’t have ended last two years in a row. :/

      1. Melanie René wasn’t selected by online voters. Or Switzerland could just select Platzhirsch internally, and Germany Avantasia and Romania Ovidiu Anton

        1. Ok, hopefully Switzerland will gather succes again. 🙂 It’s not very good looking with three last places just in the 2010s.

  2. Thank god they’ve dropped the regional quota.
    Because RSi could only pick 1 entry for the final and usually all 3 of their songs that progress to the expert check are better than most of the other submission.

    I just don’t know who voted for Melanie and Rykka because they were both terrible and it was obvious from the start they were both going to come last in their semi’s.

    Switzerland had some good songs from International artist but decided to totally ignore them Kitty Brucknell’s Yearning was better than Melanie.

    If they drop the silly cover round as well then this will be perfect.

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