ESC 2018 – Decision Show
|ESC 2018 – Decision Show|
|Preliminary Decision Data|
Studio Zurich Leutschenbach, Zurich-Oerlikon
|Date||4. February 2018|
|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)
Stefan Büsser (Backstage)
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.
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.
A total of 670 contributions were submitted, which is more than in previous years.
Music (M) and lyrics (T)
|Jury total||Viewer comments
(Tele-voting & SMS)
M: Laurell Barker, Corinne Gfeller, Stefan Gfeller; D: Laurell Barker, Corinne Gfeller
M/T: Alejandro Reyes, Laurell Barker, Lars Christen
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|
M/T: Kate Northrop, Eric Lumiere, Ken Berglund, Alejandro Reyes
|English||Kiss me||– –||– –||6||– –||– –||– –||8||14||7,36||19||033|
|Jury Point Spokesperson|
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