SRF has announced ‘Die Schweiz am ESC – Dramen, Siege, Emotionen’ which will be broadcast on May 16.
The Swiss German language broadcaster SRF has announced a documentary that will look back at Switzerland’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. Die Schweiz am ESC – Dramen, Siege, Emotionen, will look at the nations victories in 1956 and 1988, as well as highlights from sixty one appearances in the contest.
The show will look behind the scenes at the Eurovision Song Contest and preparations for the contest in recent years. Interviews with Paola Felix, Sandra Studer, Peter Reber, Sven Epiney and Gjon’s Tears will also feature.
The documentary will be broadcast on SRF 1 from 20:10 CET and will be followed by Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light.
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.