SRF, the Swiss German speaking national broadcaster has informed Esctoday.com that Sven Epiney will be hosting the 2013 Swiss Eurovision national final ESC – Die grosse Entscheidungsshow. The 2013 Swiss Eurovision representative will be selected via a 100% televoting deliberation.
The Swiss national final is scheduled to be held on the 15th of December at the Bodensee-Arena in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. A total of 9 acts will compete in the show ( 4 via SRF, 2 via RSI, and 3 via RTS).
SRF has received between 170- 180 songs for their online selection. The broadcaster has informed Esctoday.com that it is currently checking and verifying all entries in order to see if they comply and are eligible with the rules and regulations of the 2013 Swiss Eurovision selection.
All artists who were interested to represent Switzerland at 2013 Eurovision Song Contest were asked to release their songs on SRF’S official website www.eurovision.sf.tv. This period submission ran from the 1st of September until the 8th of October 2012. The selection process runs in multiple levels. From the 15th of October 2012 users of the website have the opportunity to vote for their favourite song, meanwhile a group of judges (all industry experts) will also voice their opinion and deliberation. Their rating will count 50 percent. Four of the candidates will be selected via this mechanism. 2 other candidates will be determined via a regional final organized by RSI ( Swiss Italian national broadcaster) via a televised regional final on the 23rd of October. Whilst the the other 3 will be chosen by RTS ( Swiss French broadcaster).
Esctoday.com will be bringing you extensive coverage on the 2013 Swiss national selection. Stay tuned for more details and news on Switzerland and its participation at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.
source: Esctoday.com, SRF