Switzerland: Swiss national final on February 1st

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 3,804 views

SRF, the Swiss German broadcaster has released further information on their 2014 Eurovision national final and song selection process. 

A total of 6 candidates will compete in the Swiss national final on  February 1st ( 3 from SRF/RT) ,2 from  RTS and 1 from RSI. Each candidate will have to sing his/her respective entry + a cover version of another song.

The Method and Mechanism- How will it work?

Artists who wish to represent Switzerland at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest can do so by uploading a video of their song on the SRF’s internet platform: srf/ch/Eurovision, from 30 September- 28 October.


The song submitted must be no longer than 3 minutes and not shorter than 2 minutes and 50 seconds. It also must not have been published before 1.9.2013.The minimum age of the performers is 16 years (Cut-off date 1.5.2014). There are no language requirements, but the song should not contain any political, racist or violent lyrics.

Voting on srf.ch/Eurovision

After the deadline, online voting will kick off inviting the public to vote for their favorite songs. Simultaneosly  a special jury will also deliberate their verdict. Hence  a total of nine candidates will be selected by SRF and RTR via a 50/50 jury-online voting mechanism.

New selection mode

The 9 best candidates from the internet platform of SRF / RTR selection +6 candidates of RTS  (via an internal selection)+3 candidates from RSI (via an internal selection) will present their song live in front of a panel of experts. Hence a total of 18 candidates will be go through an audition enfront of a special jury. They will all have to showcase their vocal and singing skills live along with their stage presence.

The 3 best performers from SRF+ 2 best performers from RTS +the  best performer from RSI  will qualify to compete at the 2014 Swiss Eurovision National Final which will be held on 1 February 2014 in Kreuzlingen.  A total of 6 acts will fight for the golden ticket to Denmark, each act will have to peform 2 songs ( their respective Eurovision entry + a cover version of a song) in order to showcase their talent and vocal skills to the Swiss audience.

The 2014 Swiss entry will be selected via a 50/50 jury- televoting deliberation. You can find the rules to compete in the Swiss national final here

Stay tuned for more information on Switzerland and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.