KREUZLINGEN, SWITZERLAND – The first stage of the Swiss selection for Copenhagen, organized by the 4 members of the federal broadcaster SRG-SSR, is nearly over.
We already know the hopefuls selected by RSI (the Italian-speaking broadcasting company) and tomorrow its German and Romansh counterparts, SRF and RTR, will unveil the results of their web poll and reveal the names of the 9 songs they’ve decided to send to the next stage. RTS, the French-speaking member of SRG-SSR is expected to announce its 6 entries soon as well.
Indeed the next stage, the “Expert Check” or live audition before an expert jury will take place on November 30th in Zürich. The panel will have to audition the 18 hopefuls and, according to the quality of the live performances, the vocal capacities and the stage presentation, select the 6 ones that will proceed to the final stage, the “Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow” final to be held in Kreuzlingen’s on February 1st. On the Bodensee Arena’s stage, 3 songs from SRF and RTR, 2 songs from RTS and 1 from RSI will fight to wave the Confederation’s flag in Denmark.
The “Expert Check” will be broadcast live on the SRF website, and the results of the selection will be announced on December 16th.
“Viel Glück! Bonne chance! Buona fortuna! Bun cletg!” to all participants