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”
Vincent Gross “Half a Smile”
Samuel Tobias Klauser “Asking Me Why”
Maika “The Reason”
Platzhirsch “Holz vor dr Hütta”
Rykka “The Last Of Our Kind”
Stanley Miller “Feel The Love”
Patric Scot feat. Abdullah Alhussainy “No Boundaries”
Evelyn Zangger “Have a Little Faith in Me”
RTS (French-Swiss) qualifiers for Expert Check 2016
Bella C “Another World”
Gina von Glasow “Left With An Idiot”
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”
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?