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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 17:07

Switzerland: Changes in Selection Format Revealed

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Switzerland is one of the nations which has not been enjoying a lot of success at the Eurovision Song Contest since the introduction of the semi-final system, getting through to the final stage of the competition on a mere three ocassions, one by automatic qualification because of achieving top ten status the previous year, that being with the track Cool Vibes performed by Vanilla Ninja in 2005. SRF, the main broadcaster in Switzerland has decided to change the pre-selection completely and a total of six entries will now be presented to the public on the 1st February 2014. 

SRF will be hosting the annual online round of submissions with artists from all over the world having the possibility to try and represent Switzerland at the prestigious competition. Amongst the artists from abroad who made it through to the final stage was Katherine St-Laurent from Canadian Idol. A total of nine (9) songs will be shorlisted from the online submissions, 50% of the vote is decided by the public and another 50% through a professional jury. RTS, the French regional broadcaster will be presenting six (6) internally chosen acts whilst RSI, the Italian regional broadcaster will be presenting three (3) in total, also chosen internally. A preliminary jury will then listen to all of the songs and select three (3) from SRF, two (2) from RTS and just one (1) from RSI. The final which will be taking place on the 1st February 2014 at the Kreuzlingen will also be decided through a 50% Jury and 50% Tele-Voting split. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: SRF


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