Switzerland is gearing up for what’s going to be their upcoming national selection show for Eurovision 2018. The broadcaster has already made their mind up and has chosen 6 acts that will compete for the ticket to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest
SRG SSR has just revealed the acts fighting to perform and wave the country’s flag at this year’s European extravaganza in May, take a look at the names below:
- Zibbz – Stones
- Angie Ott – A thousand times
- Naeman – Kiss me
- Chiara Dubey – Secrets and lies
- Alejandro Reyes – Compass
- Vanessa Iraci – Redlights
After the submission period closed back in September 2017, Swiss Head Of Delegation Reto Peritz wanted to thank everyone involved on it after collecting 670 entries: “We are very pleased that the interest in the music producers for the ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ in Switzerland is so great and thank you for all contributions”.
All 670 songs were evaluated by an internal commission, made up of 20 music and TV professionals but also Eurovision fans, approached by the Swiss Delegation, so that they organised a song-writing camp where both national and international composers took part in order to create songs for the national selection, willing to improve their last set of results in the contest. It was reported that a wide variety of sounds including “Dirty Pop” and “Bohemian Electronic Vibe” developed from the song-writing process.
Die Entscheidungsshow 2018 will be held next February 4th live from Zurich where the winner will be crowned 50/50 thanks to the combination of the votes from the audience with their SMS’ and the outcome of an international expert panel.
Will the Swiss get to improve their 2017 result with Timebelle’s Apollo? As you wait until the winner of this year’s national final is known, give a listen to the top 10 entries which placed best for Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest throughout its history.