Seven international juries will have their say at Switzerland’s Eurovision national final show Entscheidungsshow 2018.
It has been revealed today that juries from seven different countries will make up 50% of the vote at Entcheidungsshow 2018 this Sunday. The remaining 50% will be decided by public televote. Swiss broadcaster SRF have revealed that the jury will consist of members from:
It is expected that the names of the jury members will be revealed this week before the final takes place. The finalists of the show are:
- Zibbz – Stones
- Angie Ott – A Thousand Times
- Naeman – Kiss Me
- Chiara Dubey – Secrets And Lies
- Alejandro Reyes – Compass
- Vanessa Iraci – Redlights
The final of ESC 2018 – Entscheidungsshow will take place on February 4 in Zurich. Sven Epiney will host the program while Stefan Büsser is the Green room host. This is the first year that the show will feature an international jury, which is hoped to replicate the Eurovision Song Contest voting.
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.