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Six finalists chosen in Switzerland

Swiss finalists 2015 © SRF,RTS,RSI

Yesterday the Expert check took place in the SRF studios in Zürich. Eighteen hopefuls who had been previously chosen by the different Swiss broadcasters performed in front of a jury and only six of them advanced to the big final Die Große Entscheidungsshow 2015 to be held on the 31st of January.

Serbia announces national selection details

Moje 3 from Serbia. Eurovision Song Contest 2013. @Frank Holm/ Eurovisionary

Serbian broadcaster RTS has revealed that the Serbian entry for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen in a competition between three songs composed by Vladimir Graić and three singers. Two of them will be established artists but there is also a chance for newcomers.

Serbian Radio Television intends Eurovision return in 2015

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With an official announcement on its website earlier today, Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) confirmed its intention for the country to be represented in Vienna this May after a year's absence from Eurovision. The broadcaster's final decision will be dependent on finances.

Swiss entry for Austria will be decided on January 31st

Sebalter © Tommy Engström, EuroVisionary

The Swiss broadcasters have announced the rules, regulations and dates for the upcoming selection process for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest and, after a successful result in 2014, Switzerland will keep the same lengthy selection method from last year which will consist of three stages.

New commercial TV network interested in sending Serbia to Eurovision 2014

Serbian flag_waving © alexandrelatsa.ru

Fans were left disappointed when RTS, the country's state broadcaster, announced back in November that Serbia would not participate in Eurovision 2014. According to reports, there now appears to be a glimpse of hope as new commercial channel Nova TV is considering taking on the responsibility of organizing Serbia's participation in the event.

Switzerland has chosen their six finalists

Swiss finalists 2014 © SRF

Yesterday, the eighteen acts that had been shortlisted by the regional broadcasters faced the Expert Check where the jury panel evaluated all the songs after listening to them performing live. Six of them have been chosen to go through to the national final.

Serbia not to participate in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

RTS logo © rts.rs

There had been hopes that Serbia would eventually make it to Copenhagen this May. However,  the country's state broadcaster, RTS, announced earlier today that they will not participate in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest citing financial reasons.

The Swiss broadcasters announce their shortlisted candidates

Entscheidungsshow 2014

SRF and RTS have today announced the names of the hopefuls who join the ones announced by RSI last week and will take part in the next phase of the selection process. The 18 preselected acts will perform in front of the jury panel on November 30th in order to win a ticket to the national final.

RTS CEO in favour of Serbia participating in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

Alexandar Tijanic_RTS CEO_Serbian broadcaster © inserbia.info

There have been reports for some time that Serbia might be one of the countries withdrawing from the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. This scenario now appears less likely as the CEO of Radio Television of Serbia, Aleksandar Tijanić, publicly declared that it is the broadcaster's ‘obligation' to send a representative in Copenhagen next May.

Switzerland: SRF and RTR open song submission period, RSI closes it

Takasa © Tommy Engström/EuroVisionary

The Swiss selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is in full swing but the song submission period is different for each broadcaster. The deadline is near for RSI where the artists only have two days left to submit their songs, but on the same date SRF/RTR will begin accepting songs online.

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