Sven Epiney has been confirmed by SRF as the broadcasters’ commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Television presenter and personality Sven Epiney has been confirmed by SRF as the broadcasters commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Sven has been the commentator for SRF since 2008, having taken over from Bernard Thurnheer who provided commentary in 2007.
Sven Epiney has become the face and voice of the Eurovision Song Contest in Switzerland since becoming the commentator for SRF. He has presented a number of the Swiss selection process and has provided on-the-ground reporting from the contest for SRF.
SRF will be broadcasting Eurovision on the following channels:
- Semi-Final One – May 18 – SRF Zwei
- Semi-Final Two – May 20 – SRF Zwei
- Grand Final – May 22 – To be announced
As part of its coverage of the second Semi-Final that Gjon’s Tears will be competing in on May 20, SRF will host a countdown show. The 50 minute show will be broadcast before the semi-final.
Image Source: GlucksPost | Source: SRF
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.