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ESC Reporter | January 16, 2018

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RSI's Swiss candidates revealed!

RSI’s Swiss candidates revealed!
Emma Kiernan

RSI, the Swiss-Italian broadcaster has revealed the three songs that they will submit for the “expert check.” The expert check will see the 18 songs submitted by Switzerland’s broadcaster’s performed live for an expert panel. The panel will then select the six entries that will progress to Switzerland’s national final.

RSI’s three songs were chosen by Paolo Meneguzzi (Switzerland 2008), Iris Moné, and Simone Tomassini, from 28 songs. One of the songs is from The Vad Vuc, the group that last year’s Swiss representative, Sebalter was a member of in the past.

1. The Vad Vuc“Cocktail e fantasmi”


2. Elias ft. Zero In On“Your Perfume” 


3. Deborah Bough“One, two, three take me back to 23”


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One of these songs will go on to compete in the Swiss national final.

Switzerland’s selection process will be a collaboration of Swiss broadcasters. The Swiss national final will see one artist from RSI, three artists from SRF and RTR, and two artists from RTS compete to represent Switzerland in Vienna.

Switzerland’s national final will take place on January 31 . The winner will be chosen by a 50% televote and 50% jury vote.

To read more about the Swiss selection process, click here.

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