Swiss television continue their search for their Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry. Composers, lyricists and singers can apply to be the Swiss representative. The formula is similar to that used in in 2005 and 2006.
Update: Swiss broadcaster has extended the submission deadline to 30th November. According to Toni Watcher, "artists and singers have asked for a longer deadline, as they felt the original one set was too early."
Correction:In an earlier article, we wrote that the solo singers or groups must have had at least one CD single, which reached the Top 50 of the Swiss charts. This is incorrect; solo singers or groups must have at least one CD single, which reached an official Top 50 chart, regardless ofthe country. However, the solo singers or groups must have stage and television experience.
In the official rules, the Swiss broadcaster SF states that the times are over when everyone is able to compete. As they need professional work, they are searching for the best songs and singers. Furthermore, the rules say:
- All songs have to be submitted by 30th November, 2006
- Everyone is allowed to compete
- The songs may be submitted in any language
- Neither singers, nor authors or composers need to be Swiss citizens
You can find the complete rules and a form here (in German)
The song and the performer will be chosen by an internal, national Jury. If there is no entry which is good enough, a song will be commissioned. The chosen artist might be involved in searching for the 'right' song.
Due to a disappointing 16th position in Athens with Ralph Siegel's and Bernd Meinunger's If we all give a little, sung by six4one, Switzerland will compete in the semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2007in Helsinki on 10th May.