Switzerland: Eurovision 2022 selection process kicks off

Switzerland: Eurovision 2022 selection process kicks off
Wednesday, 31 March 2021

  • The Swiss broadcasters SRF, RTS, RSI and RTR have launched the selection process for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. 

    Switzerland marks the second country which kicks off the selection process for next year's Eurovision Song Contest. Thus the nation confirms that they will be present in the 66th edition of the contest. 

    The three national broadcasters have began their quest for the 100 members that will form the special Eurovision jury that will determine the nation's next Eurovision act and entry. 

    These moves show that the country will stick to the the same selection format that they followed since 2019 when Luca Hänni brought an honorable 4th placing. People interested to take part as jury member of the Swiss Eurovision 2022 selection  should submit their application via the online survey.


    Switzerland in Eurovision 

    Switzerland made its debut in the first  Eurovision Song Contest back in 1956 and won the same year with Lys Assia. It was not until 1988  when the country was crowned winner for the 2nd time with Celine Dion leaving in second place behind the United Kingdom only by a narrow margin of 1 point.

    In 2018 reached its 4th year of non qualifying results with the duo Zibbz and their song Stones. However in 2019 Luca Hänni made the difference for Switzerland as his entry “She Got me” not only managed to reach the grand final but achieved a 4th placing, the best result since 1993.

    Last year's Gjon's Tears was set to represent the country with “Répondez-moi” but saw his Eurovision journey stay finish early as the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. 

    This year Gjon's Tears was invited back to repesent the country in Rotterdam with his entry “Tout L’Univers” which he will perform in the second semi final on May 20, 2021.  


    News Source: Eurovision Switzerland/SRF, RTS, RSI, RTRSRF, RTS, RSI, RTR