SRF, the Swiss-German speaking national broadcaster, has unveiled the 6 acts selected to compete in the country’s 2017 national final for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, Entscheidungsshow.
Having shortlisted a total of 21 acts initially, yesterday was the Live Check stage of the competition where the acts were invited to perform to the 20-member expert jury. The jury panel judged each act and performance based on their live abilities, vocal quality and stage presence.
Following yesterday’s live audition stage, the expert panel went on to shortlist a total of 6 acts to compete in Switzerland’s national final for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest:
- Freschta – Gold
- Ginta Biku – Cet air la
- Michèle – Two faces
- Nadya – Fire in the sky
- Shana Pearson – Exodus
- Timebelle – Apollo
These acts will compete in the Entscheidungsshow final on the 5 February 2017 in the city of Zürich, in which the winner and the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Swiss representative will be determined via a 100% televote.
Switzerland in Eurovision 2016
Canadian-Swiss singer Rykka was selected to represent Switzerland at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest following her victory in the Swiss national final.
Competing in the second semi-final with her entry The last of our kind, Switzerland received a total of 28 points and placed in 18th position, failing to qualify to the Grand Final.
Switzerland’s recent set of results over the last 2 years has pushed the Swiss broadcaster to make changes within their selection process for the upcoming competition, with the country looking for their first qualification since 2014.