Switzerland will participate in the 2020 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Swiss broadcaster SRF has revealed that they will be taking part in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Following the success of Luca Hänni at this year’s contest, they have opted to once again internally select their artist and song for next year. The broadcaster will use a 100-member audience panel and a 20-member international jury to decide, as seen last year.
Interested songwriters, producers and writers have until September 2nd to submit their entries. More on the rules of the selection can be found here.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be brought back to the Netherlands for the 2020 edition after Duncan Laurence’s victory at the 2019 contest with his song “Arcade”. To date, 24 countries have confirmed preliminary participation. These countries are:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
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 2019 Luca Hänni brought Switzerland their best result at the Eurovision Song Contest in 26 years. The singer who performed “She Got Me”, finished 4th in the Grand Final.