Switzerland will reveal its entry for Eurovision 2020 next Wednesday, 4 March. But until then, the broadcaster and stirred up some hype. SRF has released a video showing ordinary Swiss folk listening to the song for Rotterdam, with some giving some very intriguing comments.

The short video was released on the official Eurovision Twitter account. It shows everyday Swiss people listening to the song through headphones and giving their opinion on the song.

A few listeners don’t offer more than an enthusiastic “wow”, but others reveal more about the song itself.

One man wonders, “Is it a man or a woman?”. As any viewer of The Voice knows, it isn’t always possible to tell the gender of a performer from their voice alone. The comment perhaps suggests a performer with a broad singing range.

But whoever is singing, it prompts another man to exclaim, “Wow, amazing voice!”

The other comment getting Eurovision fans excited is from a man who says, “I heard this language before but I can’t say what it is.”

Switzerland has four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansch. Most Swiss speakers would be familiar with all four to some extent, as well as English. Romansch is the least common, but would a Swiss person not be able to identify it? Switzerland previously sent a Romansch song to Eurovision in 1989, when Furbaz sang “Viver senza tei”.

Or could the song include lyrics in another European language? Is it the whole song or just a few lines?

“So many emotions!”

Others have commented on the character of the song. One woman has a strong reaction, declaring, “Wow… it goes straight to the heart!” Another woman simply says, “This is beautiful”, while a man exclaims “So many emotions!”

The reactions suggest an emotional ballad, but the listeners seem to be bopping their heads at a faster pace, suggesting at least a mid-tempo song.

One thing is for sure, the song doesn’t seem to be giving the same sort of high-energy vibes we would expect to see for a song like last year’s entry, “She Got Me”. This suggests that Switzerland is moving in a different direction for 2019.

Switzerland’s Eurovision 2020 selection process

Back in September, the Swiss broadcaster confirmed that 515 songs had been submitted to the 2020 internal selection process.

Then, a 100-member audience panel and a 20-person international expert jury rated both the song submissions and artists. SRF revealed the 20 individuals making up the jury in December of last year. The list contained several familiar faces from the Eurovision bubble, such as Spain’s Ruth Lorenzo and Slovenia’s Tinkara Kovac.

Furthermore, the broadcaster opted to invite back many who partook in the process last year — a clear indication that Switzerland aims to repeat the success of 2019.  The two panels also made the final decision as to the lucky artist and song that will make it to Eurovision. The audience panel and expert jury votes were split 50/50.

The panel has now selected the Swiss act for Rotterdam. Broadcaster SRF will announce the Swiss entry for Eurovision 2020 next Wednesday, 4 March.

What do you think? Who do you think Switzerland’s singer will be? And what sort of song will they perform? Tell us your thoughts below!

Read more Switzerland Eurovision 2020 news here

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Mr X
Mr X
2 years ago

Is it really in French ? Seems to be great… Another success for Switzerland ?

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Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Sounds interesting! And yo, it might be in French!

Patrick Römer
Patrick Römer
2 years ago

“Ordinary swiss people….” actually not really…one is a famous comedian, one is a radio/tv presenter….

Nikko
Nikko
2 years ago

I hope it is SEVEN. His music is so good!

Markus
Markus
2 years ago
Reply to  Nikko

Could fit to the teaser…

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 years ago

They hyped me so quickly, unlike Ireland xD

Patrick
Patrick
2 years ago

I like these teasers…Don´t care if they wanna confuse us, I like them and find them exciting!. Hoping for something great from Switzerland!!!!

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
2 years ago

I wonder who it can be.

Markus
Markus
2 years ago

Well, as the guys who say „is it a man or a woman“ and „I heard this language before…“ are both Swiss radio hosts, I guess there statements were rather made for confusing people and start discussions. So I wouldn’t take them too seriously…

Mel
Mel
2 years ago
Reply to  Markus

Hey! Is it normal that I’m Swiss and doesn’t know them? ahahah who are they?

Lieben
Lieben
2 years ago

Loco Escrito please!

Nico deMask
Nico deMask
2 years ago

Plot twist: the mystery language is Latin. IVA has company.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

Hmm. Could it be a song in a non-European language? Or imaginary?

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
2 years ago

Very exciting teaser! And so I can rule out my beloved Scilla Hess once again, cause her voice would be clearly identified as a female one xD

EuroSluuuuuutty
EuroSluuuuuutty
2 years ago

Another boring ballad. Next

Aron
Aron
2 years ago

(aly ryan)

Jon
Jon
2 years ago

Yes, finally a song in French from CH!

Nicolas
Nicolas
2 years ago
Reply to  Jon

So who’s that person living in Switzerland who doesn’t even know what french is ???

Mr X
Mr X
2 years ago
Reply to  Nicolas

I suppose that there´s is a part sung in Albanian….

Mr X
Mr X
2 years ago
Reply to  Jon

Never expected ! But just like Germany 1970: “Wunder gibt es immer wieder”

Mr X
Mr X
2 years ago

Is it definitly sung in Swiss German ?

John the Go
2 years ago
Reply to  Mr X

If it was sung in Swiss German, the Swiss German guy would have been able to recognise it.
Edited: I got Austria and Switzerland mixed up!

John the Go
2 years ago

Swiss German really is crazy.

Friedenau
Friedenau
2 years ago

Danger! Hype alert! We all know by now too much hype can kill a song (Spain, France, Belgium….)

monsieur_m
monsieur_m
2 years ago

ordinary Swiss folk? They are not! At least some of them are people from the Swiss radio – mainly the ones with the interesting comments. The man asking about the gender is Michel Birri (presenter of the Swiss charts) and the guy commenting on language is Stefan Büsser, radio presenter and well-known comedian, so that this comment could be pure irony and Switzerland sends another English song…

Tylos
Tylos
2 years ago

Reminds me of the video for Cake’s ‘No Phone’

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

Okay, Switzerland, you officially have me hyped. But now you actually have to deliver. 🙂
These reactions are promising, but then again, this IS made to be the song’s promotion, so possibly all the less enthusiastic responses were cut from the video.
I really hope that it’s true that the song is (at least partially) in another language.

Lokh
Lokh
2 years ago

Adrian Sieber recently returned to duty.
I wanted him, but it’s probably not him.

issy
issy
2 years ago

it’s just yodelling for 3 minutes

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 years ago
Reply to  issy

war flashbacks to Romania 2017

An American ESC Fan
An American ESC Fan
2 years ago
Reply to  issy

And “Yodel It” (though that was more than a little yodelling lol)

Albert
Albert
2 years ago

It seems to be another ballad

Eurovision ballad contest 2020 xD

Banan banan
Banan banan
2 years ago

And of course they didn’t show any negative comments like they was nothing like it

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

Just a thought but if they have the song ready, why not just release it now? 😉

Peter
Peter
2 years ago

I love how they’re pretending it’s an upbeat song with that urban / gangster loop in the background. As if Switzerland is sending out Swiss Lil Wayne. Nice try Switzerland… we all know it’s a ballad Switzerland.

Jack
Jack
2 years ago

All this hype by the broadcasters is ridiculous. You don’t win points by being the last to announce.

Apple
Apple
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack

We love when the professionals drop in with the facts

jack
jack
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack

Serbia 2017 entry In Too Deep was announced last and didnt even make it to the final. Whats your point?

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
2 years ago

I am looking forward to hear the Swiss entry. I ‘m very curious about it !! I really hope for a great song !!

dragvision
dragvision
2 years ago

maybe a bad english? For germany go Benjiam Dolic.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Here’s a thought: you think it’s Fiona Cavegn? She sings in Romansch and she put out a cool song a few years ago called Mona Lisa, which she’s singing at Liet International :
https://youtu.be/Fldku31IjgA

Apple
Apple
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Her voice would be pretty identifiably female I think, so the comment about it being a man or a woman wouldn’t make sense.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Apple

Maybe she has a deep lower range? Maybe the guy was just dumb? I don’t know. Maybe it isn’t her.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
2 years ago

I can’t tell whether or not the song is going to be good based off their reactions. Also Switzerland (with the exception of last year) hasn’t done well at Eurovision in general so I am a bit concerned.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Exciting stuff. Viver senza tei was from 89, not 99 though. Great song.

Jonas
Jonas
2 years ago

Furbaz were 1989, the home entry!

Name*
2 years ago

I love this emotion