Marius Bear Boys Do Cry Eurovision 2022 First Rehearsal
EBU / Nathan Reinds

Back in Turin, Marius Bear made it three-in-a-row for Switzerland, taking the country back to the grand final following the success of Luca Hänni and Gjon’s Tears. Now SRF is hoping to do it again with the public launch of its Eurovision 2023 selection.

Once again Switzerland will choose its song using its internal selection method, which involves two separate panels. Here’s how the broadcaster sums up the process on their official Eurovision site.

Switzerland accepting songs for Eurovision 2023 internal selection 

“From August 25 to September 8, 2022 at 10 p.m., songwriters, producers, artists and lyricists are invited to submit their song for Switzerland for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. A panel of 100 viewers and an international expert jury will determine the Swiss contribution. The applications are not publicly accessible.”

“In a multi-stage selection process, 100 selected viewers help determine who will represent Switzerland with which song…The spectator panel is supplemented by a 20-strong international expert jury, who have already proven their expertise as members of the respective Eurovision country juries. As with the international ESC shows, the votes count for 50 percent each.”

“SRF developed this selection process in cooperation with Digame, SRF’s technical partner, who also carries out the process.”

In recent years, Switzerland’s professional jury has included a number of former Eurovision singers, including Spain’s Ruth Lorenzo, Slovenia’s Tinkara Kovac, and Romania’s Ovi.

In its rules, the broadcaster states that it’s looking for “a contemporary song that has international appeal and will stand out” and notes that “the lyrics should have a strong, clear and easily understood message.”

The broadcaster also suggests that songs will benefit from themes that tap into the zeitgeist.

“At the Eurovision Song Contest, it is partly a question of addressing certain themes which will stir the emotions of viewers and jurors. We therefore encourage composers and songwriters also to submit songs about themes that reflect current events or those whose content will evoke an emotional reaction or a feeling of recognition in the ESC audience.”

Anyone, regardless of where they live, can submit an entry…though the Swiss will have the edge if things get close.

“If two entrants score equal points, preference will be given to performers who are Swiss citizens or who are resident in Switzerland. However, nationality is not a deciding factor and does not prohibit anyone from entering a song.”

You can read the full rules in English here.

 

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elysian03
elysian03
2 months ago

I just hope, we will not select another male solo artist. Three in a row is really more than enough. And hopefully not an English song. I would love a song in Italian, (Swiss) German or Romansh. <3

CyxCy
CyxCy
2 months ago

Basically it means: “Go send songs that make everyone cry so that we scratch points.” I don’t want to cry. I want a crazy anthem like “Euphoria”, I want to have my eyes and ears full of it like with Lordi, I want my jaw to touch the ground when someone is going to offer me a little gem of emotion and music. You want to include a message, okay, but do it because you genuinely believe in it, not on command to look like you have a conscience when you don’t.

James
James
2 months ago
Reply to  CyxCy

Luca got people dirty dancing.

Alfie2
Alfie2
2 months ago

Here are some ideas for a song title for the Swiss:

“We’re rich. You’re not. Deal with it.”
“We only help ourselves. Screw you.”
“We are stuck up.”
“We support Russia.”

Vivian
Vivian
2 months ago

We’ve seen that internal selections have worked better for them in recent years, as they haven’t missed a final since 2018 which was the last year where they had an NF. Hope to see another great entry from Switzerland in the coming year 🙂

potaxio
potaxio
2 months ago
Reply to  Vivian

This year’s entry left a lot to be desired and it made it through thanks to juries’ help :/

apollinischesprinzip
apollinischesprinzip
2 months ago
Reply to  potaxio

i actually really liked it…

Jofty
Jofty
2 months ago
Reply to  potaxio

And yet people got stressed about Azerbaijan who at least got some televote points in the final