Since switching to an internal selection in 2019, Switzerland has had a very successful Eurovision run, placing 4th and 3rd in the past two contests. Starting today, the broadcaster is looking for the artist or artists who can follow in Luca Hänni and Gjon’s Tears’ stylish footsteps.
SRF, the German-language Swiss broadcaster that organizes the country’s Eurovision efforts, has begun accepting applications via a form on their website. The regulations state that the delegation is looking for, “a contemporary, striking song … [with] a strong, clear and understandable message.”
The broadcaster will sort through all submitted songs, screening for quality and content. Switzerland’s official selection will then be decided by the combined feedback of a twenty-person international jury and a panel of one hundred regular Eurovision viewers.
Artist of all nationalities are invited to apply, though, in the event of a tie, a song submitted by a Swiss national will take top priority. Songs may be in any language, and demo vocalists are allowed on the tracks in the event a performer has not yet been finalized. Submitters are required to include a short, introductory video with their application. More detailed rules and regulations can be found here.
The submission period is open until September 15th.
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