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Switzerland: 19 candidates to perform for a place in the finals

Switzerland: 19 candidates to perform for a place in the finals
Alvaro Sanabria

In Switzerland, 19 candidates have been selected by the Swiss public broadcasters for the next stage of their national selection.

All of the four Swiss public broadcasters have been involved in this selection process.


The 19 candidates

The candidates that have been recently announced were selected by each of the broadcasters.


From SRF and RTR (Swiss-German and Rumantsch broadcasters):

  • Erica Arnold – Ich bin ich
  • Vincent Gross – Half A Smile
  • Samuel Tobias Klauser – Asking Me Why
  • Maika – The Reason
  • Stanley Miller – Feel The Love
  • Platzhirsch – Holz vor dr Hütta
  • Rykka – The Last Of Our Kind
  • Patric Scott feat. Abdullah Alhussainy – No Boundaries
  • Sunanda – Ooops!?!
  • Evelyn Zangger – Have A Little Faith In Me


From RTS (Swiss-French broadcaster):

  • Bella C – Another World
  • Kaceo – Disque d’or
  • Stéphanie Palazzo – Perché mi guardi cosi?
  • Stéphanie Sandoz – Flashback
  • Loic Schumacher – Génération demain
  • Gina von Glasow – Left With An Idiot


From RSI (Swiss-Italian broadcaster):

  • Nathalie Cadlini – Share Love
  • Elias – Elephant
  • Theo – Because Of You


The selection process

The 19 acts will perform live in front of an expert team but only six of them will advance to the final, based on their live abilities, singing qualities, and stage presence.  The fans will be able to watch the selection process live on the SRF website.

On February 13, 2016, the six finalists will perform their entries as well as an additional cover version of a song in a live show.  The final will take place in the Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen. The Swiss representative will be chosen by a 50/50 split vote between an expert jury and televote.


> Take a listen to the preselected artists!


Switzerland was represented by Mélanie René in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, and did not qualify for the Grand Final.


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