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Switzerland: Kaceo replace Stéphanie Palazzo

Mild drama! A phrase uttered many times during a Eurovision selection season, but in mid-December we have our first case of controversy as Stéphanie Palazzo is disqualified from the Swiss national final in February after her song, “Perché mi guardi cosi?” was discovered to be formerly submitted in French in 2013. Kaceo will be the band to replace her in …

Switzerland: Six acts chosen for final

The Swiss national final’s line-up was confirmed this evening following today’s ‘expert check’ round, which saw 19 candidates put forward by each broadcaster vying for a place in February’s final. The remaining six who qualified today will perform again on February 13th as part of the televised national selection where one will be chosen to represent Switzerland in Stockholm. The …

TONIGHT: Switzerland and the “Expert check”

Finally another Eurovision show. After a slow start, we are finally getting closer to picking the songs for the 2016 Eurovision Song contest in Stockholm, Sweden. Switzerland will narrow down the field of songs from 19 to six songs tonight. The acts will perform and an expert jury will then decide on who stays in and who goes home. The …

43 Countries in Stockholm!

Today the EBU announced the final list of participants. The number of countries has increased from last year’s contest, we will see 43 countries participate in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest! The 43 countries hoping to take home the Eurovision 2016 trophy are: Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia …

Switzerland: RSI Select Their 3 Songs

Today the three songs that will represent RSI, the Italian speaking broadcaster in Switzerland, were announced. The broadcaster have revealed the three songs that will take part in the ‘expert check’ next month. The songs that will be performed on the 6th of December put forward by RSI are: Theo (Matteo Rossi ) “Because of you” Elias Bertini “Elephant” Nathalie …

Switzerland: Start Voting Now!

Today the voting begun for the SRF part of the Swiss national final for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The online portal was opened last month and closed for submissions last week. Today people from all over the world are able to vote for their favourites, these votes will be combined with that of the professional jury to decide which …

Lebanon possibly in Stockholm and somebody at the EBU was fired – ESC United Podcast

Matt and Adam are back with another edition of the ESC Podcast discussing the latest and greatest news, developments and general Eurovision related info. We are joined by our member RomanFromRussia who shared some great insights with us. The following topics were up for debate: – Lebanon in Eurovision?!? – Somebody at the EBU was fired, what happened – Belarus …

Switzerland: Online Song Search Begins Today

Today (28th of September) the German speaking broadcaster SRF, will begin accepting songs as part of their online selection process. Any singers / Songwriters are eligible to send in songs to be judged by the public (Eurovision fans are asked to vote for their favourites online) and a panel of judges. There are no rules as to who can enter the contest, …

2016: Be In Eurovision 2016

With still 10 months to go before we will be in Stockholm for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, some countries are already giving you the chance to take to the stage in the Globen. Denmark and Norway are already accepting entries for their national selection for 2016. Denmark – Dansk Melodi Grand Prix The Danes are accepting songs for their selection …

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