It’s confirmed! Switzerland, Eurovision’s original gangsta and the land of previous winners Lys Assia and Celine Dion, will be back to compete in the 2016 contest in Stockholm!
The marathon that leads to Switzerland’s grand final will kick off in September. In a nation built around consensus, you gotta start early, y’all! As announced the national selection process will take place in three stages, resulting in six finalists who will sing in the live national final on the 13th February 2016. The process will involve candidates from each of its broadcasters: German-language SRF, Romansh-language RTR, French-language RTS and Italian-language RTI.
As in previous years, SRF will use an online selection in which artists can enter their songs onto their website from September 28 through to October 26 of this year. Ten lucky songs will then progress to a live audition alongside 9 artists from the other Swiss broadcasters. The 19 artists from the live audition will then be condensed to 6 (3 from SRF/RTR, 2 from RTS and 1 from RTI), which will perform for you guys in the live national final. They will perform in the hopes of becoming Eurovision’s Next Top Superstar.
Do you think 2016 will be Switzerland’s time to shine? Who do you think should represent the nation next year? Let us know in the comments below!
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