Switzerland: International jury introduced in national final

Switzerland has revealed some changes in their selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Swiss will now use an international jury in the hope to improve their results at the contest.

SRF has launched the new Swiss selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday. The regional quotas have been removed and instead a new focus is placed on finding the right voice for each competing song.

Once the six songs for the final have been selected SRG SSR (Switzerland’s radio and TV broadcaster) will let each song be performed with a number of different singers, to find the perfect voice for each song. At the national final on February 4, the six songs will be performed. The Swiss public will then have a 50% say in the result, with a new international jury will also decide 50% of the vote.