SRF has revealed the twenty one international jurors who have helped to determine the Swiss entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
SRF has today revealed the twenty one international jurors who have participated in the nations selection process for Eurovision 2020. The international jurors all have existing links to the Eurovision Song Contest having been either a juror, participant or songwriter.
The twenty one international jurors are:
- Argyro Christodoulides (Cyprus)
- Maria Marcus (Sweden)
- Florent Luyckx (The Netherlands)
- Pete Watsons (United Kingdom)
- Jennifer O’Brien (Ireland)
- Leonid Shyrin (Belarus)
- Sasha Saedi (Austria)
- Alexey Gross (Belarus)
- Adrienn Zsédenyi (Hungary)
- Anders Øhrstrøm (Denmark)
- Deivydas Zvonkus (Lithuania)
- Tinkara Kovač (Represented Slovenia at Eurovision 2014)
- Grzegorz Urban (Poland)
- Ovidiu Jacobsen (Represented Romania at Eurovision 2010 and 2014)
- Helga Möller (Represented Iceland at Eurovision 1986)
- Rafailas Karpis (Lithuania)
- Ruth Lorenzo (Represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014)
- Gordon Groothedde (The Netherlands)
- Einar Bardarson (Iceland)
- Henrik Johnsson (Sweden)
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.
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.