Watch now: Switzerland decides for Eurovision 2017

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This evening sees our next entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest set to be selected, this time from the nation of Switzerland!

A total of 6 acts will compete for the right to represent Switzerland in Kyiv at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Will we see Switzerland in the Grand Final of the event for the first time since 2014?

How to watch

Die Entscheidungsshow is set to air from 20:05 CET and will feature on the following channels:

SRF will also stream the national final live from their official Eurovision Facebook page.

Tonight’s show

Hosted by Sven Epiney at the SRF Studio 1 in Zürich, a total of 6 acts will perform their entries live to the public for the very first time in a bid to represent the nation at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

The participants

The Swiss national final acts are listed below in the official running order, as was revealed back in January.

  1. NadyaFire in the sky
  2. Ginta BikuCet air la
  3. MichèleTwo faces
  4. FreschtaGold
  5. Shana PearsonExodus
  6. TimebelleApollo

The winner will be determined purely via a 100% public televote; the act which receives the highest percentage of the votes will be crowned the winner of the national final and will earn the right to fly to Kyiv this coming May.

Special guest

Switzerland’s last qualifier to date, Sebalter (2014), has been invited to perform at the country’s national final, where he will perform his latest single Weeping willow.

Switzerland at Eurovision 2017

Following 2 years of unsuccessful results at the Eurovision Song Contest, which saw Switzerland finish in last position in the semi-final stages of the competition, the Swiss-German national broadcaster, SRF, unveiled some big changes to the selection process for the 2017 contest.

One major change to the process was that international entries were no longer valid, with at least part member of every submission needing a connection with Switzerland.

This also meant that instead of each Swiss national broadcaster deciding their entries for the national final individually, the participants would be mixed and determined via a 20-member expert jury panel.

From 21 to the 6 six acts, the jury determined the finalists following the Live Check stage of the selection back in December. Now it’s time for the public to decide their next entry for the European contest!