Switzerland: Sebalter to Copenhagen!

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The 2014 Swiss national final Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow was held today, Saturday 1 February, in Kreuzlingen. Sebalter won the competition and will represent Switzerland at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with the song Hunter of stars.

The show

The Swiss national final took place today in the Swiss city of Kreuzlingen. 6 finalists battled at the selection for the golden ticket to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. The finalists performed 2 songs each; a cover of a well-known song along with their bidding entries. After a public-jury deliberation, Sebalter won the national final with the song Hunter of stars and will fly the Swiss flag in the Danish capital this year.

The winning entry


Tomorrow, Sunday 2 February, you’ll be able to send your questions to Sebalter during a live chat on the SRF website which will take place at 15:00 CET. Further details about the live chat can be found here.

Switzerland hosted and debuted at the very first Eurovision Song Contest back in 1956 with their 2 entries Das alte Karussell and Refrain, both performed by Lys Assia. As voted for by the members of the jury, Lys’ French entry Refrain won the competition. Switzerland also won the contest with a total of 137 points in 1988 when Céline Dion was selected to represent Switzerland with her song Ne partez pas sans moi.

Last year, Takasa were chosen to represent their country at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest after winning the Swiss national final with their song You and me. Takasa received 41 points in the semi-final, ending in 13th place and therefore failing to qualify to the grand final.

Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news on Switzerland and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.