Switzerland will be taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest again in 2022, after Gjon’s Tears delivered a fine third-place finish in Rotterdam in May 2021.
Switzerland’s Eurovision entry will be chosen jointly by a panel of 100 viewers and an international jury. Entries will not be published or made available to the general public.
Eurovision is the world’s biggest and most spectacular music show. It offers young Swiss artists and songwriters the opportunity to showcase their talent and ability on the international stage, in front of an audience of hundreds of millions. It can be the start of a great career, and taking part is definitely an unforgettable, seminal adventure for those involved.
The viewer panel and international expert jury
Working together with its long-standing partners at Digame, SRG recruited a new panel of 100 viewers in the spring. These viewers will help to decide who will represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, and which song they will perform. The viewer panel will be complemented by a committee of 20 international specialist judges, all of whom have proven their expertise as members of judging panels in their home countries.
The selection process
The 100-person viewer panel and the twenty specialist judges will assess the entries and artists as part of a multi-stage selection process, before going on to make their final decision as to which song and artist(s) will represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest. As with the international Eurovision shows, each of the two panels will account for 50 per cent of the overall vote.
Announcing the winner
The winning song and artist(s) will be announced by SRF, RTS, RSI and RTR early in 2022.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 project is a co-production by SRF, RTS, RSI and RTR.