It’s the reigning Eurovision bronze medallist. And in just seven days time, we will discover who will pick up the baton for Switzerland in Turin. On Tuesday morning, national broadcaster SRF shared a graphic that gave us almost all the information we needed to know — “March 8th Reveal of the Swiss artist and song”.
A short caption elaborated that we will also get the official music video on the same day.
Switzerland will release its Eurovision 2022 song on 8 March
Fans still remain completely in the dark as to who the chosen act might be, unlike in 2019 and 2020 when both Luca Hänni and Gjon’s Tears were heavily rumoured in advance of any official announcement. However, while the Swiss are remaining tight-lipped about their act, they have provided lots of detail on the process they used to select the entry.
Like in 2019 and 2020, a 100-person panel was used to help select the Swiss entry. The panel was selected in 2021 in conjunction with regular partner Digame. The panel was specially selected to represent the tastes of a typical Eurovision viewer, rather than Eurovision fans.
During the selection process, the songs were also assessed by a 20-person international expert jury. Notable names on this list included Ilinca (Romania 2017), PAENDA (Austria 2019), Ovidiu Jacobsen (Romania 2010 & 2014) and Tinkara Kovač (Slovenia Eurovision 2014).
The chosen entry will have two tough acts to follow. Hänni, the first performer to be chosen by Switzerland through this particular internal method, placed fourth in Tel Aviv with “She Got Me”. Gjon’s Tears would do one better in 2021 with “Tout l’univers”. His entry for the cancelled 2020 contest, “Répondez-moi”, had also been tipped to do well.
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