In between all these great songs, the winner of ESC 2014 captivated the audience again with her well known song "Rise like a phoenix" in duet with the winner of Switzerland got talent FlavioRizzello.
At the end of the show, a panel of judges together with the TV-audience choose for Rykka torepresent Switzerland in Stockholm.
Rykka, born as Christina Rieder was born and raised in Vancouver. This reminds us all ofthe Swiss representative from ESC 1988, Celine Dion. With Ne partez pas sans moi, she won the 1988 edition which made her instantly famous in Europe. Will this formula bring more success toSwitzerland? We'll all discover the answer to this question in May!
Die Entscheidungsshow 2016 – result
- Rykka – "The Last of Our Kind"
- Bella C – "Another World"
- Vincent Gross – "Half a Smile"
- Stanley Miller – "Feel The Love"
- Theo – "Because of You"
- Kaceo – "Disque d'or"
Stephanie Palazzo – "Perché Mi Guardi Cosi?"
The expert jury
- Tanja Dankner, singer and vocal coach
- Rafael Antonio, choreographer from Germany
- Daniel Meister, SRF, Eurovision editor
- Catherine Colombara, RTS
- Andrea Bignasca, RSI
Since then, Switzerland haven't had huge succes in Eurovision. Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004, Switzerland only managed to qualify for the Grand Final 4 out of 12 tries. Switzerland is a proud member of "Club Zero", with four contests without any points.