Earlier this month, Switzerland’s German broadcaster SRF announced that fans could vote for their favourite entries using an online voting system, as part of the Swiss national selection process. The public vote counts towards 50% of the overall combined vote, with the other 50% coming from the juries.
All the votes have been counted and verified, and this morning SRF announced that the following nine entries have made it to the next stage. In alphabetical order they are:
3 For All with “Together Forever”
Arxplendida with “Mercurii diei”
Gosia with “I’m Not Afraid”
Hot Connection with “Music From The Sixties”
Martin Kirchberger with “Yourope”
Nino Colonna with “La luce del cuore”
One Day Remains – “Alpha”
Swissters with “Celebration”
Yasmina Hunzinger with “I Still Believe”
Well done to them all, including Polish Eurovision veteran Gosia. But it’s not over yet! On 30 November, the nine artists chosen will have to perform in a live audition, in front of a panel of professional experts, where they’ll be judged based on their vocal and performing abilities. And you can watch their live performances through SRF’s webcast.
The live auditions will also feature 3 artists from Italian language broadcaster RSI and another 6 artists from French language broadcaster RTS, meaning a total of 18 acts will be battling out for a place at the Swiss national final, Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow, on 1 February 2014.
The results of the live auditions will be announced on the 16 December. A total of six entries will be selected: 3 from SRF, 2 from RTS and 1 from RSI.