Switzerland is ready. Earlier in the month Italian-Swiss broadcaster RSI revealed its three selections for the Expert Check stage. Today German-Swiss broadcaster SRF and French-Swiss broadcaster RTS have revealed their picks, meaning we now have the full 19 acts who’ll go on to be assessed at the Expert Check stage on 6 December.

Each broadcaster used their own method of selection. While RSI and RTS used an open submission with closed selection, SRF used a 50/50 jury/public vote, where members of the public could vote for their favourites of the 167 entries received.

The broadcasters’ picks make up the 19 acts who will then go on to be assessed by the live Expert Check panel. They’ll be looking for qualities such as performance ability, stage presence and making sure they sound as good live as they do on the recording. The Expert Check performances will be streamed live on 6 December from 13:00 CET

From there, the six best will progress to the Entscheidungsshow final on 13 February where Switzerland will decide who will get the ticket to Stockholm.

SRF (German-Swiss) qualifiers for Expert Check 2016

Erica Arnold  “Ich bin ich”

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Listen to this song at SRF.

Vincent Gross “Half a Smile”

https://youtu.be/OYJCysmgU6I

Samuel Tobias Klauser “Asking Me Why”

https://youtu.be/4vwE6l6gkQg

Maika “The Reason”

https://youtu.be/P9O1ciZL3nU

Platzhirsch “Holz vor dr Hütta”

Rykka “The Last Of Our Kind”

https://youtu.be/BIlEcu140Ew

Stanley Miller “Feel The Love”

https://youtu.be/ZwLHaJ02Ze0

Patric Scot feat. Abdullah Alhussainy “No Boundaries”

https://youtu.be/CO2P6A8tvpk

Sunanda “Ooops!?!”

Evelyn Zangger “Have a Little Faith in Me”

RTS (French-Swiss) qualifiers for Expert Check 2016

Bella C “Another World”

https://youtu.be/vcPwb0NjO9M

Gina von Glasow “Left With An Idiot”

https://youtu.be/0FcxIDW05pA

Kaceo “Disque d’or”

Loïc Schumacher “Génération demain”

Stephanie Palazzo “Perché mi guardi cosi?”

Stephanie Sandoz “Flashback”

RSI (Italian-Swiss) qualifiers for Expert Check 2016

Theo “Because of you”

Elias Bertini “Elephant”

Nathalie “Share Love”

https://youtu.be/NzQSJzzLum4

Which songs do you like? Can any of these take Switzerland into the grand final next year? Is there even a Eurovision winner in there somewhere?

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James
James
4 years ago

@Robyn I totally agree with you. Time To Shine had weak lyrics and multiple production changes can’t help that. Hunter Of Stars was a great song from the beginning and just needed some fine tuning. My only real criticism of Rykka is the backing track is very cheap , but that is much easier to work on then if the lyrics sucked. As The Last Of Our Kind (IMO ) has good lyrics and vocals, it is much easier to make it a good entry then if the lyrics are poor. Then there is nowhere really to go (Here we… Read more »

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

I’m really cautious about assessing a song with “It’ll sound better once it gets proper production”. Sometimes that technique works (“Hunter of Stars”), other times it doesn’t work (“Time to Shine”). Slick production can’t do much if there isn’t a great song there to start with.

James
James
4 years ago

But if you compare it to the quality of something that came 6th, then logically the potential is this could do just as well.

Firehunter
Firehunter
4 years ago

I compared Rykka to Aminata, because it is impossible to compare this with other good songs from the last 15 years in the ESC.

James
James
4 years ago

Your argument might have worked if the example you compared Rykka too hadn’t come 6th. More alternative and electronic songs have been doing great recently..I feed you my love, running.love injected etc. If you prefer simpler songs that a personal choice but intricate and less obvious songs are doing well more and more. Rykka’s song needs an overhaul and a better backing track…but with the right revamp and a good live and stage presentation it could easily get a top 10. I do find Switzertland often dont have great staging and so yes it could also flop…but it definately has… Read more »

Firehunter
Firehunter
4 years ago

Whole entries for ESC must be generally simple. Not too complicated, intricate and oversized.

Firehunter
Firehunter
4 years ago

Rykka’s song is good only for people who like dull, smothered craps similar to “Love Injected”. These songs very rarely are successful in the Eurovision Song Contest. Here you need something decidedly clearer. It does not have to be a strong slamming, but it can not be also too stifled. This song belongs to category of clearly too weak songs for ESC.

James
James
4 years ago

Lol. Evelyn’s song is (in my opinion) bland, dull and unoriginal. But obviously its only my opinion and the song would be revamped anyway. Its fine if you hate Rykka’s song. I like it but i dont love it and its a bit too lana del reyish for my liking but to say its imperceptible and hopeless is just being over dramatic.

Firehunter
Firehunter
4 years ago

Rykka is blunt, imperceptible and hopeless. Evelyn with “Have A Little Faith In Me” always will be more perceptible.

James
James
4 years ago

@Firehunter. Rykka’s song is good, and would probably quaify. It would need a revamp for sure as the backing track is a bit cheap but then it’s probably a demo, and would no doubt be reworked. Hunter Of Stars went through several changes before it got to the Eurovision stage. I don’t think any of the songs presented are finished products so it’s pointless saying something would certainly come last at this early stage.

Firehunter
Firehunter
4 years ago

At this moment top 3 favorites are:
1. Evelyn Zangger – “Have A Little Faith In Me”
2. Vincent Gross – “Half A Smile”
3. Stanley Miller – “Feel The Love”

Firehunter
Firehunter
4 years ago

Please shut up with Rykka. It is better to send something that can win or lose than something that certainly will lose.

Hej
Hej
4 years ago

Elias produced the best song last year, but did not make through so called expert check. What about this year?

martin
martin
4 years ago

Is anyone surprised that all the entries are really bad? Ridiculous that Ramona Nerra didn’t make it.

Hope that Rykka or Evelyn Zangger will win.

Héctor
Héctor
4 years ago

My favourite is Rykka’s “Last of Our Kind”, much probably the winner of the Swiss passport. Also there’re other good songs like “Elephant”, ” Ooops!”, “Half a Smile” or “Because of You”. But the only potential winner I see here is Rykka or at least Top 10.

Simon
Simon
4 years ago

Should’ve picked Männerchor Steili Kressä

Aari
Aari
4 years ago

idk they’re all pretty bad tbh

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

@Robyn: Indeed. But like the Rolling Stones say, you can’t always get what you want. I was prepared for Crispi and Thessa to possibly get the hook. Maybe if Germany opens its submissions again, he could apply for Unser Song qualification. >:-P What I didn’t see coming was the Germein Sisters and Alphorn Trio Fröschental getting knocked off. Like someone says, maybe they should submit this entry to Aussie broadcasting; but I have a feeling it will be a very bumpy ride for them if Dami Im submits a song. My third pick, Patric and Abdullah, and my 4th pick,… Read more »

eve
eve
4 years ago

My personal favourites are Last of our kind and Have a little faith in me but I think we should keep an eye on No Boundaries given Europe’s situation this could be the La Capat of this year…

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

I forgot to tell you who my favourite among RSIs songs is. It is:
“Because of you” Theo

Firehunter
Firehunter
4 years ago

Song of Ramona Nerra was probably too weak, complicated and oversized. I think now Vincent Gross – “Half A Smile” and Evelyn Zangger – “Have A Little Faith In Me” look most clearly and direct.

Calum Macleod
Calum Macleod
4 years ago

I hope Australia consider the Germein Sisters and their song “Sunshine” for their entry.

James
James
4 years ago

@Lars
The Spanish act who qualified a couple of years ago had a Swiss husband and was living in Switzerland.

Lars Kristian Stensrud
Lars Kristian Stensrud
4 years ago

I am agree that is sorry that Ramona Nerras doesnt get through. She would be a great choice from Switzerland but it wasnt because she was from Romania, but because 2 spanish entrance get through.

I am still happy that my favorite still went to this phase: Patric Scott – No Boundaries.

Other favorite, Yes too Loic Schumacher, Nathalie Vincent Gross, Evelyn Zangger and Rykka.

And of course should it be a typical song from Switzerland with Platzhirsch. personaly i hope this song ending in these phase but doesnt think it will just end here.

esc1234
esc1234
4 years ago

since this format doesnt work as it seems, why they dont change it? switzerland is a country that can host a eurovision but they seem so far way from that…

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

These all are trashy songs. Poor Swiss.

James
James
4 years ago

@Winsent Maria Christina, while I respect her and think she is a lot of fun, her songs are not great, they are dated kitsch that Eurovision is moving on from. Vasilije is Montengrin which having followed the platform for the last few years, despite masses of songs from other countries, the vast majority of songs that go through are Swiss singers or at least have a Swiss connecton (i.e residing there or band members come from there). Also, Vasilije has very bad promo in the Eurovision world after his false claims about being in Eurovision/Junior Eurovision and this probably cost… Read more »

Niki
Niki
4 years ago

“Have A Little Faith In Me” made it through!! ?
But I’m missing “Boom Boom” (Gisel de Marco) & “Alone In The Universe” (AKRIVI, It was the best song out of them!!)

James
James
4 years ago

@Calum

Probably because she is Romanian, and the Swiss platform tends to favor Swiss singers (I know a Romanian singer finished 2nd last year however she promoted herself as living in Switzerland and her featured band were Swiss).

Calum Macleod
Calum Macleod
4 years ago

How the heck did that song from Sunanda make it and not Ramona Nerra?!?!?! She has to send her song to Romania’s selection!

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Elephant is my favourite out of these by far!! Hope it makes the Swiss national final 6 at least 🙂

DenizNL
DenizNL
4 years ago

Cool songs!

Winsent Landey
Winsent Landey
4 years ago

Where is Vasilije?
Where is Akrivi?
Where is Maria Christina?
Where is Patrick?
Where is Gisel de Marco?

These results are awful. And guess why they dont reveal full results – they choose who they like or who payed them, not the one who public wants.

Top 5 of favourites didnt make it through. Impossible!

Only Rykka has potentional here.

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

My top 6 in my final (I have not heard “Flashback” so I may change my mind when I hear that song)
1. Gina von Glasgow
2. Kaceo
3. Platzhirsch
4. Bella C
5. Sunanda
6. Rykka

Aramís Fuster
Aramís Fuster
4 years ago

No doubt. It will be RYKKA.

Herr Freitag
Herr Freitag
4 years ago

My favourites are:
Vincent Gross – Half a Smile
Rykka – The Last Of Our Kind
Elias Bertini – ELEPHANT
They sound cool and not so Eurovision-Like 🙂 Hopefully one of them will win it 🙂

#TimeToChangeThings
#TimeToChangeThings
4 years ago

I’m really disappointed, only “Have a little have on me” and “Last of our kind” has potential..

No Name
No Name
4 years ago

Some of these have potential if they get revamped (which I assume the winning song will be) such as “Oopps” and “The Last Of Our Kind”. Overall it’s better songs this time!

Victor
Victor
4 years ago

I’m dissapointed! Gisel De Marco and “Boom Boom” was the best!

Sparrow
Sparrow
4 years ago

Four of my five picks made it through which is great but Rykka is the only choice for Stockholm.

Bogdan Honciuc
4 years ago

Anyone else disappointed that acts like Ramona Nerra were overlooked while Platzhirsch’s joke entry went through?

2015
2015
4 years ago

”Have a little faith in me”, ”Share love” and ”The last of our kind” are in my opinion the best options, however i would go for ”Have a little faith in me” or maybe someone else?

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

There are some really good picks in here! I’m most excited about the SRF songs. Seriously, there are more than a few songs that could do as well as “Hunter of Stars”.

(Interesting that the quiet song with the interpretive dance video wasn’t selected.)

Edd
Edd
4 years ago

GOOD CHOICE!! I’m rooting for, Platzhirsch, Sunanda or Rykka!!

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
4 years ago

I got a lot of favorites which barely made it to the top 10 🙁
But I am also happy that some of my favorites did make it. Evelyn and Samuel especially 😀

Luis Felipe
Luis Felipe
4 years ago

I already have some favorites. Generation Demain is my jam right now