Switzerland: SRF confirms participation in Eurovision 2020

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,420 views

SRF, the Swiss national broadcaster, has confirmed  that Switzerland will participate at the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands.

Thus Switzerland joins the list of countries who have so far confirmed their participation at the 2020 Eurovision edition.

Switzerland has opted for an internal national selection in order to opt for its Eurovision 2020 candidate, very miuch in the style of 2019.

The 2020 Swiss national selection will be jointly implemented by Swiss national broadcasters SRF, RTS, RSI and RTR.

Song submission window

SRF is inviting artists and musicians to enter the 2020 Swiss national selection with the song submission window running from 02-16 September. The 2020 Swiss entry will be selected via a 100 member audience panel and an international jury comprimising of 20 jurors. This year the songs will not be public.

SRF has published the rules and regulations of the 2020 Swiss national selection.

The 2020 Swiss Eurovision entry will be selected via 50/50  audience panel-international expert jury deliberation. The name of the 2020 Swiss Eurovision hopeful and song will be published at a later date.

Switzerland in Eurovision

Switzerland is one of the founder members of the Eurovision Song Contest having debuted in the very first contest in 1956 in Lugano. The Alpine nation has won the competition twice with Lys Assia (1956) and Celine Dion (1988).

In  2019 Luca Haenni was selected by SRF to represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest with his entry She got me. Luca achieved an honorable 4th placing at the 2019 ESC Grand Final in Israel, thus giving Switzerland its highest result in the competition since 1993 when the country placed 3rd in Millstreet with  Moi tout simplement.