Tickets for Entscheidungsshow 2018 have now gone on sale.
Entscheidungsshow will once again be used in 2018 to select Switzerland’s next Eurovision contestant, and tickets for the show have gone on sale. The show will take place on Sunday 4th February in Studio 1 of Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, in Zurich-Oerlikon. The tickets are free, but it is compulsory to reserve your seats, which you can do here. The show will begin broadcasting at 20:00 CET.
The winner of Entscheidungsshow 2018 will be decided by 50% international jury vote and 50% public televote. A total of six acts will compete in the show. This year Switzerland was represented by the band Timebelle, who won the selection process with more than 50% of the total votes.
A record number of 670 entries were submitted to the Swiss broadcaster this year. The Swiss Head of Delegation, Reto Peritz said:
We are very pleased that the interest in the music producers for the ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ in Switzerland is so great and thank you for all contributions.
Switzerland have had a disappointing record in recent contests. In 2017, Timebelle failed to qualify for the Grand Final in Kyiv with Apollo. Nevertheless, Switzerland is aiming high for 2018 and hoping to make a return to the Eurovision final and has even taken the step of meeting with the successful Swedish delegation to discuss how to improve Switzerland’s fortunes.
Switzerland hosted the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 a contest that they won. Lys Assia won the first contest with the song “Refrain”, it wasn’t until 1988 that Switzerland would win the contest again. At the contest in Dublin, it was Celine Dion with “Ne partez pas sans moi” who beat the United Kingdom to victory by just 1 point. In recent years Switzerland has finished last five times since 2004. In the past three years, Switzerland has failed to reach the final.