Switzerland: Online submission period comes to an end

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The window to submit songs into Switzerland’s online platform, as part of their Eurovision Song Contest 2015 selection process, has come to an end.

People from across the world have had the opportunity to submit their entries to the Swiss broadcaster’s online platform with songs being submitted from the likes of the United Kingdom, Australia and the US.

Over 200 songs were submitted for consideration, but only nine songs will progress to the next stage of the competition. Those nine songs will be selected by a 50/50 split vote from an expert jury and the public.

The public vote will open on November 3, lasting two weeks, and closes on November 14. Voting will take place on the SRF website and users will be allowed to cast four votes.

The nine entries that top the vote after the two votes are combined will progress to the live expert check. There, the nine songs from SRF will be joined by six from the Swiss-French language broadcaster RTS, and three from the Swiss-Italian broadcaster RSI.

The expert check will take place on December 7 and will see three entries from SRF, two from RTS and one from RSI progress to the live televised final on January 31.

At this years contest, Switzerland were represented by Sebalter and his song Hunter of stars. After progressing from the semi-final stage, he finished 13th in the grand final.

Who would you like see make it through from the online platform?

Stay tuned to ESCToday for all the latest news from Switzerland and the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.