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Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1986

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Country  Switzerland
Selected entrant  Daniela Simmons
Final result  2nd, 140 points
Selection date(s)  25 January 1986
Selected song  "Pas pour moi"
Selection process  Concours Eurovision '86

Switzerland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, held in Bergen, Norway.

The Swiss national final to select their entry, Concours Eurovision '86, was held on 25 January at the Schweizer Radio DRS Studios in Zürich, and was hosted by singer Paola Del Medico, who had represented Switzerland in 1969 and 1980. Five juries selected the winner: one jury each from the German, French and Italian cantons of Switzerland, one jury made up of radio, television and newspaper journalists, and one jury composed of "music experts."

The winning entry was "Pas pour moi," performed by Daniela Simmons and composed by Atilla Şereftuğ, with lyrics written by Nella Martinetti.

French, German and Italian were represented equally in the national final, with three songs in each language. One of the three German songs were sung in the Swiss German dialect, and for the first time, Romansh was represented.

At Eurovision

Simmons performed tenth on the night of the Contest, following Spain and preceding Israel. At the close of the voting the song had received 140 points, placing 2nd in a field of 20 competing countries. It would become Switzerland's third (and final) second-placing song.

References

Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 Wikipedia


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