After three years of being stuck in the Eurovision semi-finals, Switzerland went back to the drawing board for 2018. With a stronger field than ever, tonight’s Die Entschiedungsshow looked to be a close fight. In the end, Switzerland chose Zibbz with “Stones” for Eurovision 2018!
ZIBBZ — “Stones”
Tonight’s decision was made of a 50/50 split between public voting and an international jury. Whilst the jury had a close fight between Zibbz and Alejandro Reyes, the public overwhelmingly supported Zibbz. The brother and sister duo won with a total of 153 points.
Alejandro Reyes finished second, whilst Vanessa Iraci won a close battle for third. You can find all the results below:
Entscheidungsshow 2018: International Jury
Germany — 12 points to Alejandro Reyes
France — 12 points to Alejandro Reyes
Armenia — 12 points to Vanessa Iraci
Albania — 12 points to Zibbz
Italy — 12 points to Zibbz
Iceland — 12 points to Zibbz
Israel — 12 points to Zibbz
Entscheidungsshow 2018: Public Vote
- Zibbz, “Stones” — 77pts
- Alejandro Reyes, “Compass” — 48pts
- Chiara Dubey “Secrets and Lies” — 44pts
- Angie Ott — 39pts
- Vanessa Iraci — 25pts
- Naeman – 19pts
Entscheidungsshow 2018: Full Results
- Zibbz, “Stones“: 153pts
- Alejandro Reyes, “Compass“: 120pts
- Vanessa Iraci, “Redlights“: 67pts
- Chiara Dubey, “Secrets and Lies“: 66pts
- Angie Ott, “A Thousand Times“: 65pts
- Naeman, “Kiss Me“: 33 pts
Tonight’s show opened with a brief reprise of Switzerland’s 2017 entry, “Apollo”, performed by Miruna Manescu of Timebelle.
We also saw an interval act, where singer Leticia Carvlho teamed with a Swiss yodelling band to cover “Amar pelos dois”. Yes, that really happened, y’all!
As revealed at the end of January, Zibbz will sing in the second half of the first semi-final. Will that draw help them achieve Switzerland’s goal of qualifying?
What do you think of Switzerland’s choice tonight? Do you think they can finally return to the Eurovision final with “Stones”? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!