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.