Choose Switzerland on 5 February 2017
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Bit by bit start countries to release more details for their Eurovision selections. Today it is up to the Swiss to the course price. There are some minor changes compared to last year. (Photo: EBU)
So goes the online vote on the kick: in previous years could any interested artist register on the Swiss Eurovision website with his entry and was thus a first culling based on votes from the public. Starting from this year, the selection of songs as in most countries behind closed doors. Between 26 september and 24 October, all candidates their chance by their new song to send to one of the three Swiss part broadcasters (the German-speaking, the Italian-speaking and French-speaking).
A special jury will select the twenty best songs from all entries. The artists bring their number may live for a professional jury in the Livecheck. The quotas for regions disappear: the rule that each broadcaster a set number of songs in the final preliminary round had to have, is abolished. Be eventually up to eight songs for the national final, which gets a new employment evening: they will take place on Sunday 5 February next year. In analogy with the Italian-speaking and French-speaking colleagues, too, will the German-speaking Swiss broadcasting the preliminary round from next year on the second just broadcast. As yet was that at first.
The Swiss have some lesser years. Both in Vienna last year as in Stockholm this year picked up the country the Red Lantern in the semi-final. With The Last of Our Child made the Swiss-Canadian Rykka (photo) anything but impression.