Tonight, Canadian-born Rykka was chosen to fly the Swiss flag in Stockholm at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2016. There were six strong contenders in the competition, but Rykka sang her song The Last of Our Kind just a little louder. Just like last year, The Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen hosted the show, Die Entscheidungsshow.
The three different Suisse broadcasters compiled the running order: German SRF chose three songs, French RTS choose two, and Italiaan RSI filled the remaining spot in the final. And the final decision was made via combination voting with a 50/50 split between the jury vote and televoters.
The contestants first sang their competing entry in the initial round, and then a cover of a popular song in the second round.
The running order (winner in bold) went like this:
- Vincent Gross – Half A Smile
- Bella C – Another World
- Kaceo – Disque d’or
- Theo – Because Of You
- Rykka – The Last Of Our Kind
- Stanley Miller – Feel The Love
Watch the performance below: