In a recent interview, the Head of Delegation of the Swiss national broadcaster SRF confirmed that six acts have been selected. They will perform in the national final on 4 February 2018 in Zurich.
Earlier this year, SRF announced that not less that a record number of 670 songs had been submitted to the national selection. This week, Reto Peritz, the Swiss Mr. Eurovision, confirmed in an interview with douzepoints.ch that six acts will perform in the national final.
Peritz revealed that the selection jury shortlisted the six songs after a long evaluation phase. Secondly, the lyrics were matched with the most suitable voices.
Currently, the final versions of the different acts are being worked on and will be ready this month. This year, the Swiss producers have put a stronger emphasis to songs over singers.
Eurofans will need to be patient a little longer to discover which songs will compete, as the SRF will reveal them during the second week of January 2018.
A strong and competitive choice
According to the Head of Delegation, the jury worked really hard. Peritz is definitely very happy with the choice of the 20 members, who will present to the audience six very different songs, with a variety of voices and styles.
On top of that, the new voting procedure with the introduction of international juries should keep the suspense until the very end of the show. Peritz also announced that the show will pay tribute to this year’s winning song Amar pelos dois.
Die Entscheidungsshow 2018 will take place on 4 February 2018 in Zurich. The winner will be decided 50% from the viewers and 50% from international juries.
In 2017, Switzerland was represented by the group Timebelle with the song Apollo. They were crowned during the Entscheidunsshow 2017 among five other acts with more than 50% of the total votes.