Switzerland is finally getting rid of that insane selection with various internet portals and language slots and all that has made their selection a bit if a mad one the past years. And help them score two last places in the semifinal in a row. Beat that!
Anyways, with the help of a new guy in charge, Reto Peritz the new and at least on paper highly improved selection process goes like this:
Between September 26 and October 24 there will be only one portal to submit songs. No more same songs in various language and broadcaster based selection portals, and no more a certain number of slots in the final for various languages. And guess what? We can't see and hear the wannabes but ony the 20 member strong jury made of musicians etc that will pick up 20 songs and artists for the live chech up to be held on December 4, 2016.
At least one member of the team (artist, composer, author) must be a Swiss or have a residence there.
The nationa final will take place in tv-studios in Zurich on February 5, 2017. There will be only televote.
Let's see if Reto can follow Italy's Nicola's and France's Edoardo's footsteps to success.