RSI, the Italian language Swiss broadcaster, has revealed the thirteen songs in the running for their Eurovision 2019 selection.
RSI is asking for the publics feedback on the thirteen songs currently in the running to be the Italian language broadcasters proposed entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. RSI has made available all of the thirteen songs in full and is asking for the public to vote for their favourite.
Among the songs revealed today is an entry from Sebalter. Sebalter represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 and remains the last singer to take Switzerland to a Eurovision final. The thirteen artists and their songs are;
- Davide Buzzi – Mama
- Dianerika Lettieri – Infernal Love
- Iris Mone – Life My Soul Up
- Julie Meletta – Mama (I Walk Alone)
- Karin Cerini – Sorry
- Matteo Rossi – One More Time
- Max Deste – Where the day ends
- NickAntic – Until you will be mine
- Scilla Hess – Playground
- Scilla Hess – Silence Breakers
- Sebalter – We’ll Carry the Light
- Tommaso Giacopini – You told me he loves
You can listen to all of the songs and vote for your favourite here. Voting is open now until Friday 28 September at 12:00 CET.
The search for the Swiss entry will is underway when songwriters, producers, artists and songwriters are invited to submit their song for Switzerland at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest via SRF. These songs will not be made available publicly at any point in the selection
Once the submission window closes on October 1 the two juries will be invited to listen to all of the songs. They will the entries and artists, all of the Swiss broadcasters; SRF, RSI, RTS and RTR have the ability to add wildcard entries to the selection.
The final decision on the Swiss entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will then be made by the public jury and the international expert jury. With the winner to be revealed at an unspecified date by the Swiss broadcasters.
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 four years, Switzerland has failed to reach the final.