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Switzerland: Detailed rules for Kreuzlingen published

Posted 21 August 2011 at 23:17

In the Swiss national final, a total of fourteen entrants will battle for the ticket to Baku, six out of which will be chosen through an internet pre-selection. From September 1st till September 30th, artists can upload their songs, and a 50/50 mix of internet voting and the verdict of an expert jury will decide on the finalists.
An additional two finalists will be nominated by the Italian-language public broadcaster RSI, and a call for entries has been issued just recently. No further details on the mode of selection have been published yet.
The French-language public broadcaster, RTS, has the right to appoint three finalists to the national final, and the rules of the competition have been published on the RTS website. Entries can be submitted until September 30th, then a jury will narrow down the number of entries to ten. Those ten entries will be put on heavy rotation on the radio and TV channels of RTS between October 20th and 30th, and in the end, the three finalists will be selected by a 50/50 combination of public and jury voting.
Apart from that, the German language radio channel DRS 3 has three spots in the national final, but no news have been published on how the representatives will be chosen.
You can find the detailed rules of the Swiss national selection on the website of the Swiss public broadcaster. Most notably, all songs must be performed in 2:00-minute versions in the national final, despite the fact that the actual Eurovision Song Contest versions of the entries must be 2:55 to 3:00 minutes long.
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