SRF is making a call for songs to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since the 2020 contest.
Having held closed doors song writing camps for Eurovision 2021, Switzerland will be allowing songs to be submitted to represent the nation at Eurovision 2022. This is the first time since the 2020 contest that SRF has allowed interested songwriters and producers to submit entries into the broadcaster.
SRF will be announcing the full details of the song submissions process in mid-August with songs set to be accepted from September 1. Switzerland is once again holding an internal selection process for Eurovision using a series of juries to select the nations entry for next years contest in Italy.
Gjon’s Tears finished third for Switzerland at Eurovision 2021 with “Tout l’univers”, this is the nations best result since finishing 3rd in 1993. Switzerland won the jury vote in the final with 267 points and placed 6th with the public on 165 points.
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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 2021 Switzerland finished 3rd with Gjon’s Tears, this was Switzerland’s first top three since 1993.