Switzerland: RSI candidates selected

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RSI, the Swiss Italian national broadcaster has selected its 3 candidates for the 2015 Swiss Eurovision national selection.

A special jury pannel consisting of Paolo Meneguzzi (Switzerland 2008), Iris Mone and Simone Tomassini have selected the 3 RSI candidate entries for the 2015 Swiss national Eurovision national selection: The Vad Vuc, Deborah Bough, Elias ft. Zero In On.

The Vad VucCocktail e fantasmi

Deborah Bough  –One, two, three take me back to 23

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Elias ft. Zero In On–  On  Your perfume

RSI   received a total of 28 entries in the quest to represent Switzerland at the forthcoming 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Now the  3 Swiss Italian  hopefuls will  proceed to the Auditions Phase in Zurich scheduled to be held on 7 December.

Paolo Meneguzzi represented Switzerland at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry Era Stupendo. Paolo was also a member of the special RSI jury for the 2014 Swiss Italian Eurovision regional selection. The 2014 Swiss Eurovision representative Sebalter was rooted out of the Swiss Italian regional final.

During the 2nd Phase of the selection a total of 18 acts will audition live in front of a special jury and pannel of judges ( 9 acts selected by SRF/RTR, 3 by RSI and 6 by  RTS). After an exhaustive evaluation and deliberation the expert jury will shorlist a total of 6 candidates who will compete for the golden ticket to Austria at the 2015 Swiss Eurovision national final on 31 January in Kreuzlingen. ( 3 acts from RTR/SRF, 1 act from RSI, 2 acts from RTS).

The 2015 Swiss Eurovision entry and representative will selected via a 50/50 jury- public televoting deliberation.

Sebalter won the 2014 Swiss Eurovision national final last February and  represented Switzerland at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry Hunters of stars. Switzerland achieving a 13th place in the grand final in Copenhagen.

Switzerland is one of the founder members of the Eurovision Song Contest, having hosted the very first edition in Lugano in 1956 and winning the very first grand prix with Lys Assia‘s Refrain on home ground. The Helvetic nation has won the event 2 times in 1956 with Lys Assia and in 1988 with Celine Dion’s Ne partez pas sans moi.

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