At first it seemed like the only good song would be one featuring a rapping meatball, but eventually 167 songs were entered in the selection process for the German-Swiss broadcaster SRF, and it turns out there are some good songs in there. Now it’s time to vote.
Members of the public have four votes. The votes can go to four different songs, or you can give them all to one song. Voting is verified by an SMS text message, so you’ll need to have a mobile phone number to use, and each registered phone number can only vote once. The voting period runs for just over two weeks, closing at 8.00am on Monday 16 November.
The public vote will be combined 50-50 with a jury vote to determine SRF’s top 10 songs. Those 10 songs will join six songs internally chosen by French-Swiss broadcaster RTS and three songs from Italian-Swiss broadcaster RSI. Then from the Expert Check stage, six performers will advance to the grand final on 13 February. Cast your votes at SRF.
We’ve previously looked at a selection of some of the best submissions and some of the most memorable. There’s already been plenty of buzz emerging around some of the songs, so here’s a quick summary of the songs that have started to get people talking.
“Boom Boom” – Gisel de Marco
Feel-good dancepop from a The Voice of Switzerland alum.
“That’s What It’s All About” – Maria Christina
Maria Christina is determined to live life to the fullest.
“Still Care” – Crispi feat. Thessa van der Mark
Understated modern electro pop from Germany.
“My Heart is Still Winning” – Ramona Nerra
Uplifting pop from a The Voice of Germany alum and the songwriter behind “Singing About Love”.
“Elephant” – Elias Bertini
Cool folk-pop about a crushing relationship. Elias made it to the Expert Check stage in 2014.
“Closer to my Heart” – Ylva & Linda
The Swedish veteran songwriting sisters try their hand at performing.
“No Boundaries” – Patric Scott feat. Abdullah Alhussainy
Sebalter’s backing singer teams up with an Egyptian singer with a message of hope and togetherness.
“Dark Star” – Patrick von Castelberg & Valentin Akçag
A classical vocalist duets with a violinist. Is it an all-male Uzari & Maimuna? Or Rybak split in two?
“Sunshine” – Germein Sisters feat. Alphorn-Trio Fröschental
Australian sisters team up with a Swiss alphorn trio.
“The Last of Our Kind” – Rykka
Swiss-Canadian singer delivers an epic anthem, like something from a fantasy film soundtrack.
Who have you voted for? Is there a Eurovision winner in SRF’s entries? Share your thoughts below!