Sebalter is back as the Swiss selection begins

Today RSI, the Italian language wing of the SRG SRR national broadcaster in Switzerland, posted online a selection of songs it would like the Swiss public to consider following a submission period calling for entries for Eurovision 2019.

13 songs are now available to listen to on their website and we have a Eurovision returnee, their 2014 entrant Sebalter! His first attempt at Eurovision was a successful one, finishing 13th in the Grand Final with ‘Hunter Of Stars’ and he was the last Swiss entry to progress from the semi finals.  You can listen to his entry ‘We’ll Carry The Light’ here:

The closing dates for artists to send their songs ended on August 30th and the broadcaster is now ready to seek its viewers opinion.  As we previously reported a panel of 100 Swiss residents will eventually select the winning entrant in tandem with a ‘expert international jury’ of 20 people.  There will be no National Final this year and the Swiss will be moving back to an internal selection.

We are not currently sure how many songs will progress further from RSI’s online vote but we will bring you further details once they are published.  We do however know that the other language represented as par of the SRG SSR network will also have songs now selected for progression and suspect they will be online in future weeks.

One of the other notable entrants is Scilla Hess who is a Swiss singer-songwriter resident in Los Angeles and has submitted two entries.  She also entered the Swiss selection process in 2011 but finished 10th out of 12 with her entry ‘Barbie Doll’:

You can listen to both of her entries ‘Silence Breakers’ and ‘Playground’ below:

The full line up of songs is as follows:

  • Davide Buzzi – “Mama”
  • Dianaerika Lettieri – “Amore infernale”
  • Iris Moné – “Lift My Soul Up”
  • Iris Moné – “Torno a casa”
  • Julie Meletta – “Mama (I Walk Alone)”
  • Karin Cerini – “Sorry”
  • Matteo Rossi – “One More Time”
  • Max De Stefanis – “Dove finisce il giorno”
  • NickAntic – “Until you will be mine”
  • Scilla Hess – “Playground”
  • Scilla Hess – “Silence Breakers”
  • Sebalter – “We’ll Carry the Light”
  • Tommaso Giacopini – “Mi hai detto ama”

You can relive Sebalter’s memorable performance from Eurovision 2014 below:

What do you think of Sebalter’s return and the other songs that RSI have posted online? Let us know on our social media channels!

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