The Swiss German-speaking broadcaster SRF has opened its submission period and just like in the previous years, the songs will be uploaded online so that everyone can listen to them. The first songs are already at eurovisionplattform.sf.tv, the submission period will close on 28 October at 8:00 CET.
After that, internet users can vote for their favorite songs (a maximum of four votes), it is expected that voting is possible between November 4 and 18, however, these dates are still preliminary. Also a jury, named by the broadcaster, will vote for their favorites so that they have another 50% stake of the outcome.
Nine songs qualify to the ‘Expert Check’ where also RTS and RSI -broadcasters’ candidates will perform their songs for the jury. Eventually SRF will have three, RTS two and RSI one candidate competing in the national final in February. The eventual Eurovision Song Contest representative will be chosen with a mix of jury votes and televotes (50/50%).