The Swiss Head of Delegation has confirmed that the nation’s singer and song for Eurovision 2020 will be revealed in March.
Speaking to DouzePoints.ch, Head of Delegation Reto Peritz, has confirmed that the Swiss act for Eurovision 2020 will be revealed in March. A total of 515 songs were submitted into this years Swiss selection, with the overall quality of songs increasing over last years selection process.
Following the success of Luca Hänni at this year’s contest, SRF opted to once again internally select their artist and song for next year. The broadcaster is using a 100-member audience panel and a 20-member international jury to decide the singer and song, as seen last year.
Mr Peritz confirmed that the broadcaster currently is assessing the highest rated songs with both the audience panel and the international jury. A number of artists have recorded versions of the songs in the running.
Luca Hänni represented the country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. With his song “She Got Me”, he finished 4th in the Grand Final.
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.