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ESC 2018 – Decision Show
Schweiz beim Eurovision Song Contest
Preliminary Decision Data
Country SwitzerlandSchweiz Switzerland
Broadcaster
Sender
Logo SRF zwei.svg
Producing
Broadcaster
SRG SSR 2011 logo.svg
Location Studio Zürich Leutschenbach
Studio Zurich Leutschenbach, Zurich-Oerlikon
Date 4. February 2018
Time 20:05 (CET)
Duration approx. 100 minutes
Number of participants 6
Number of contributions 6
Vote 50 % international jury voting,
50 % televoting
Opening Act Timebelle and Jugendmusik Kreuzlingen: Apollo
(Music/Lyrics: Elias Näslin, Nicolas Günthardt, Alessandra Günthardt)
Intermission filler Leticia Carvalho and Appenzeller Sängerfreunde: Amar pelos dois
(Music/Lyrics: Luísa Sobral)
Moderation
Sven Epiney
Sven Epiney,
Stefan Büsser (Backstage)[1]

The ESC 2018 – Decision Show was the Swiss preliminary for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. The band ZiBBZ won the preliminary decision with their song Stones. In the Song Contest, however, they were eliminated in the first semi-final on 8 May 2018.

Format

Concept

SRG SSR presented a new preliminary competition concept on 13 July 2017. A workshop was held in advance with Martin Österdahl and Christer Björkman, the producers of the Swedish preliminary Melodifestivalen. SRG SSR developed its new preliminary competition concept on the basis of this workshop.

From 1 September until 8:00 a.m. on 22 September 2017, composers had the opportunity to submit a contribution to Swiss television SRG SSR. In addition to Swiss citizens and those who have a residence in Switzerland, international composers were also allowed to submit their contributions. Contributions from Swiss citizens will be given priority in the pre-selection process. A 20-member independent jury selected six songs from all the entries. This jury consisted of music and media professionals, ESC fans and television viewers. A suitable performer was then sought for the six songs.

The final six chosen performers then performed their songs in a live broadcast on 4 February 2018. The entry was selected 50% by tele-voting and 50% by an international jury of experts. The composition of the jury was announced after the broadcast.[2]

A total of 670 contributions were submitted, which is more than in previous years.[3]

Finale

On January 9, 2018, the performers and their songs were introduced.[4][5]

Place Start no. Artist Song
Music (M) and lyrics (T)
Language Translation
(Unofficial)
AlbaniaAlbanien
AL
ArmeniaArmenien
AM
GermanyDeutschland
DE
FranceFrankreich
FR
IcelandIsland
IS
IsraelIsrael
IL
ItalyItalien
IT
Jury total Viewer comments

(Tele-voting & SMS)

Total
% Points
1. 1 ZiBBZ Stones
M: Laurell Barker, Corinne Gfeller, Stefan Gfeller; D: Laurell Barker, Corinne Gfeller
English Stones 12 8 10 10 12 12 12 76 30,64 77 153
2. 5 Alejandro Reyes Compass
M/T: Alejandro Reyes, Laurell Barker, Lars Christen
English Compass 8 10 12 12 10 10 10 72 19,23 48 120
3. 6 Vanessa Iraci Redlights
M/T: Borislav Milanov, Joacim Bo Persson, Johan Alkenäs, Jessica Ashley Karpov, Jesse Saint John
English Red lights 10 12 – – 8 – – 6 6 42 9,91 25 067
4. 4 Chiara Dubey Secrets and Lies
M/T: Chiara Dubey, Janie Price, Jeroen Swinnen, Darcy Proper, Sally Herbert
English Secrets and lies – – – – – – 6 8 8 – – 22 17,59 44 066
5. 2 Angie Ott A Thousand Times
M/T: Jonas Gladnikoff, Sara Ljunggren, Glen Vella
English A thousand times 6 6 8 – – 6 – – – – 24 15,27 39 063
6. 3 Naeman Kiss Me
M/T: Kate Northrop, Eric Lumiere, Ken Berglund, Alejandro Reyes
English Kiss me – – – – 6 – – – – – – 8 14 7,36 19 033
Jury Point Spokesperson
  • GermanyDeutschland – Christoph Pellander
  • FranceFrankreich – Edoardo Grassi
  • ArmeniaArmenien – David Tserunyan
  • AlbaniaAlbanien – Kleart Duraj
  • ItalyItalien – Nicola Caligiore
  • IcelandIsland – Gísli Marteinn Baldursson
  • IsraelIsrael – Tal Barnea

Web links

See also

  • Eurovision Song Contest 2018
  • Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest

Individual references

  1. Tickets for the “Eurovision Song Contest 2018 – Decision Show”.(No longer available online.) In: srf.ch. December 14, 2017, archived from the original onDecember 16,2017; retrievedon December 18, 2017. Info: The archive link was inserted automaticallyandhasnot yet been checked. Please check original and archive link according to instructions, then remove this notice.@1@2Template:Webachiv/IABot/www.srf.ch
  2. “Eurovision Song Contest” 2018: song wanted for Switzerland!@1@2Template:Dead Link/www.srf.ch(page no longer available, search web archives ) Info: Thelink was automatically marked as broken. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
  3. Ewan Mccaig:Switzerland: Record Number of Submissions for Eurovision 2018.In: eurovoix.com. 22 September 2017, accessed 11 October 2017 (English).
  4. The 6 finalists in the “ESC 2018 – Decision Show”.In: srf.ch. 9 January 2018, retrieved 9 January 2018.
  5. Robyn Gallagher:SWITZERLAND: SRF REVEALS THE SIX ACTS COMPETING IN ESC 2018 – DECISION SHOW.In: wiwibloggs.com. 9 January 2018, accessed 10 January 2018 (English).