SRF, the Swiss German broadcaster has received around 150 entries, all of which have been uploaded on the SRF’s internet platform. The deadline for singers and artists to upload their potential entries for the 2014 Swiss national selection has concluded today.
Internet users and fans will be able to vote for their favourite entries from 4-18 November. The top 9 entries from SRF’s internet selection will qualify for the first round of the 2014 Swiss national Eurovision selection, where they will have to showcase their vocal skills and talent live in front of a jury.
NEW SELECTION MODE
The 9 best candidates from the internet platform of SRF / RTR selection +6 candidates of RTS (via an internal selection)+3 candidates from RSI (via a regional radio selection) will present their song live in front of a panel of experts. Hence a total of 18 candidates will be go through an audition enfront of a special jury. They will all have to showcase their vocal and singing skills live along with their stage presence.
The 3 best performers from SRF+ 2 best performers from RTS +the best performer from RSI will qualify to compete at the 2014 Swiss Eurovision National Final which will be held on 1 February 2014 in Kreuzlingen. A total of 6 acts will fight for the golden ticket to Denmark, each act will have to peform 2 songs ( their respective Eurovision entry + a cover version of a song) in order to showcase their talent and vocal skills to the Swiss audience.
Takasa represented Switzerland at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo with You and Me. Takasa failed to qualify to the grand final in Malmo.
Switzerland is one of the founder members of the Eurovision Song Contest, having hosted the very first edition in Lugano in 1956 and winning the very first grand prix with Lys Assia‘s Refrain on home ground. The Helvetic nation has won the event 2 times in 1956 with Lys Assia and in 1988 with Celine Dion’s Ne partez pas sans moi.