Tonight six acts went head to head in the Swiss national selection, 'Die Entscheidungsshow'. After an exciting set of performances, Zibbz was chosen to represent Switzerland at Eurovision 2018 with 'Stones'.
Switzerland’s hope for a modern song with a "clear and understandable message" came true as Zibbz won the ESC 2018 – Die Entscheidungsshow with their song Stones, moving forward as Switzerland's 59th entry in the Eurovision Song Contest.
How was the Winner Decided?
Zibbz won by way of a 50/50 combination of public televotes and votes from an international jury made up of Albania, Armenia, Germany, France, Iceland, Israel, and Italy.
The competing entries included:
Zibbz - Stones
Angie Ott – A Thousand Times
Naeman – Kiss Me
Chiara Dubey – Secrets and Lies
Alejandro Reyes – Compass
Vanessa Iraci – Redlights
During the final, each artist took the stage but all voting was left to the end, keeping fans on the edge of their seats until the last minute. Zibbz took the leading position with 153 points just ahead of Alejandro Reyes.
About the Winner
Zibbz is comprised of siblings Corinne “Co” Gfeller (32) and Stee Gfeller (30). The pair have performed at rock concerts and festivals both together and as solo artists in Switzerland and abroad.
According to the group, Stones is an energetic power-pop-rock song with meaningful lyrics. Today, nothing is easier than hurting and bullying other people on the Internet. Usually anonymous and cowardly. Zibbz calls on us to stop throwing stones and let people live as they are.
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Switzerland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 58 times since making their debut – and winning - the first contest in 1956 with Refrain by Lys Assia. The country won again in 1988 with Celine Dion's Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi. This year, Switzerland will take to the stage in Lisbon on 8th May in the First Semi-Final. Their placement was determined by the Semi-Final Allocation Draw on 29th January.