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[Update] Switzerland: Six finalists chosen

Marco Brey
Posted 11 December, 2015, 14:24

Today, 19 candidates were fighting for a spot in the Swiss national final in a so-called "expert check", which was broadcast live on the internet. In the end, the jury chose the six qualifying acts. Find out who they are!

The following acts have qualified for the Swiss national final, to be broadcast live from the Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen on February 13th:
  • Bella C - Another World
  • Vincent Gross - Half A Smile
  • Stanley Miller - Feel The Love
  • Kaceo - Disque d’or
  • Rykka - The Last Of Our Kind
  • Theo - Because Of You
The qualifiers were picked by an expert commission, taking into account their live abilities, singing qualities and stage presence. The expert commission included Tanja Dankner (singer and vocal coach), Rafael Antonio (choreographer), as well as Daniel Meister, Catherine Colombara, and Andrea Bignasca (members of the respective Swiss broadcasters' Eurovision teams).

Update December 11th: Stéphanie Palazzo was disqualified as her entry Perché mi guardi cosi? does not comply with the Eurovision Song Contest rules. Kaceo has taken her place in the final line-up.

Before today's pre-selection round

Each of the Swiss public broadcasters had chosen their own set of candidates for the expert check:

SRF and RTR (Swiss-German and Rumantsch broadcasters)

  • Erica Arnold - Ich bin ich
  • Vincent Gross - Half A Smile
  • Samuel Tobias Klauser - Asking Me Why
  • Maika - The Reason
  • Stanley Miller - Feel The Love
  • Platzhirsch - Holz vor dr Hütta
  • Rykka - The Last Of Our Kind
  • Patric Scott feat. Abdullah Alhussainy - No Boundaries
  • Sunanda - Ooops!?!
  • Evelyn Zangger - Have A Little Faith In Me

RTS (Swiss-French broadcaster)

  • Bella C - Another World
  • Kaceo - Disque d’or
  • Stéphanie Palazzo - Perché mi guardi cosi?
  • Stéphanie Sandoz - Flashback
  • Loic Schumacher - Génération demain
  • Gina von Glasow - Left With An Idiot

RSI (Swiss-Italian broadcaster)

  • Nathalie Cadlini - Share Love
  • Elias - Elephant
  • Theo - Because Of You
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