Photo: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Nemo may have initially shattered their Eurovision trophy back in Malmö, but they brought Switzerland its third ever Eurovision win, 36 years after the country’s last victory in 1988. Since then, Switzerland’s national broadcaster, SRF, has wasted no time in getting ready to host Eurovision 2025. From preparing to select a host city to putting together its core project team for the upcoming contest, there is certainly plenty to do over the next ten months.

Switzerland to begin internal selection in August

This year, SRF will open song submissions starting on 8 August, 9:00 CET. The submission window closes on 22 August, 22:00 CET.  

As in past years, SRF will host an internal selection to determine their Eurovision 2025 entry. Once all song submissions are in, SRF will begin its usual “multi-stage process”, with three sets of juries taking part: “A Swiss audience jury, an international audience jury, plus a 25-member international jury of experts who have already served as members of juries at the Eurovision Song Contest in the past”. SRF then plans to reveal the winning entry in early 2025.

In its rules, SRF states that it is looking for “a modern, striking song that complies with international requirements”. In keeping with Switzerland’s multilingual identity, the song can be submitted in any language.

And while “nationality is not a deciding factor and does not prohibit anyone from entering a song”, SRF does note that “preference will be given to performers who are Swiss citizens or who are resident in Switzerland” in the case of a tie.

Potential performers also have to meet certain criteria, including the following:

  • At least 16 years old as of 1 May 2025
  • Be available from January to May 2025
  • Be able to perform the song live
  • Their song must not have been published in whole or in part before 1 September 2024

You can read the full rules on SRF’s official website.

Who should represent Switzerland in 2025? Who has the best chance of continuing the country’s qualifying streak? Let us know in the comments below. 

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ECD534
ECD534
4 days ago

Is it so hard to respect Nemos pronouns?
Some people here should seriously take a break from the internet.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 days ago
Reply to  ECD534

tea

Nemo are similar to Raven Van Dorst in my nation, also identifying as they/them, a very popular presenter who hosts a summer outdoor talk show Boerderij Van Dorst with various celebrity guests

Tony
Tony
3 days ago
Reply to  ECD534

Nemo is ONE person. Right? So it´s he. I guess you don´t want people to say IT about him. That wouldn´t be nice

ECD534
ECD534
2 days ago
Reply to  Tony

“they/them” emerged as a singular pronoun back in the 14th century and has always been used for people without a gender or an unidentified gender, even non-LGBTQ related.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
4 days ago

Switzerland were due to win anyway, since Luca Hanni should’ve won in 2019 and Gjon’s Tears should’ve won in 2021

just two mediocre years in 2022 with Marius’s sleeping pill and 2023 with Remo’s cliché peace ballad

otherwise pretty solid country in our wonderful contest

oh yes and daily reminder Takasa were very robbed in 2013 and sweet Miruna of Timebelle also very robbed in 2017

Miguelito
Miguelito
4 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Haha Neither Takasa nor Timebelle were robbed

Jofty
Jofty
3 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Yes re 2021 instead of that unoriginal load of noise which somehow won. And to think Netherlands and Spain got zero from public. Remo was OK but not a winner, glad he qualified. Takasa underrated, wonder what “pronouns” the attractive singer uses?

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
4 days ago

The Code is such an amazing winner by such a phenomenal act, they have shown us superb vocal skills

and it was about time switzerland won again so

and if we have lesser countries competing one year, also no problem, to only have one semi final or just one grand final show

i am looking forward to next years contest already, also what interval acts the swiss can offer us

Polegend Godnova
8 days ago

May next year’s song be listenable and gimmick-free. They gave us the most underwhelming and jury-driven winner of the millennium.

Patrick
Patrick
6 days ago

Two months later and you can’t stop crying!!! lol

ECD534
ECD534
4 days ago
Reply to  Patrick

Eurofans.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
4 days ago

Yeah yeah sure, if the winner came from Italy you would say the exact opposite, so many years on this blog and still so predictable…

Troy
Troy
9 days ago

He is not a real winner to me… He won only because of the juries that didn’t want Israel to win… (And they all admitted it afterwards, most of them gave Eden 0 points just because of the war! this contest is lost….) Shame! I prefer Croatia.. The televote winner. But I’m very happy that Eden got the fame now… She will be big, like she’s deserve! 🙂

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
8 days ago
Reply to  Troy

i blanked Israel because the song was mediocre, and i don’t award mediocrity with a spot in my top 10 😉

have a chill pill and relax

Thallo
Thallo
8 days ago
Reply to  Troy

The only place Eden will be ”big” is in your imagination. Eden was a Zionist puppet, a genoc*dal Barbie if you will – that’s all she’ll be remembered for to Europeans.

Tony
Tony
3 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

maybe to socalled “eurofans”…….

Ddjdu
Ddjdu
8 days ago
Reply to  Troy

“They all” didn’t admit it because it didn’t happen they didn’t rank Israel because it was a basic ballad nothing more

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 days ago

Well, Switzerland has nothing to prove or lose at this point. As the host country, they are already in the final, so they can send whatever they want.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
10 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

probably another ”it” like the nemo freak however they don’t wanna win back to back so likely something novelty

Randall
Randall
9 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

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Anonymous91
Anonymous91
4 days ago
Reply to  Randall

i always support the UK and no other country 😉

such a solid country who never sends a bad entry

Gibraltar debut in esc when btw? i recommend american queen Anastacia for them

one more english native speaking country in the contest would be great

english the best language and most superior language!

Patrick
Patrick
9 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Your parents are still crying that the condom broke…..

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
4 days ago
Reply to  Patrick

yes i know, what that person wrote was pretty disgusting

Nemo are very wonderful, eurovision’s very own bohemian rhapsody in The Code!!!!!

now at 35 million views, phenomenal those views! shows how popular this show is

glad i still watched the final anyway

and regardless of netherlands competing or not, i will be watching and that is a promise 😉

Sally
Sally
10 days ago

Why do you keep making a big deal about Nemo’s trophy breaking? He’s hardly the first and the EBU replaces it so there is no big deal beyond the moment.

Sally
Sally
10 days ago
Reply to  Sally

And the trophy didn’t ‘shatter’ – it broke into two clean pieces in the exact same way Rybak’s trophy broke when he set his down on the stage. ‘Shatter’ means to break into many, many small pieces.