Switzerland: RTS opens search for Eurovision 2019 act

by Stefano Casellini 1,050 views

I ain’t the only one who don’t wanna throw stones… another year, another round. After four non qualifications in a row, Switzerland will join the party in Israel with a renewed enthusiasm and higher hopes. French-speaking broadcaster RTS is already looking for the rare pearl to represent Switzerland at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

Mélanie René, Rykka, Timebelle and Zibbz. What do they all have in common? They are the last four Swiss representative in Eurovision, and they all failed to qualify to the grand final. Switzerland will try to improve their chances in Israel, that for sure. The seek for the rare pearl has already started.

Let me be the one

French-speaking broadcaster RTS has opened the submissions for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. Do you want to represent the landlocked country? Try your chance via this online form. The Swiss producers are looking for both artists and bands who would like to compose an original song for the competition.

Watch again the performance of the 2018’s representatives from Switzerland Zibbz, with the song Stones:

Switzerland in Eurovision

Switzerland is one of the founding members of the Eurovision Song Contest, having hosted the very first edition in Lugano in 1956. They have won the contest twice: in 1956 with Lys Assia (Refrain), and again in 1988 with Céline Dion (Ne partez pas sans moi).

Since the introduction of the semi-finals, however, the country was present in the Grand Final only four times. The best result in recent times was reached in 2005 with the band Vanilla Ninja (Cool vibes), who arrived 8th in the Grand final with 128 points.

In 2018 the duo Zibbz failed to qualify for the fourth year in a row, landing 13th in the semi-final with 86 points.

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