Presently all focus is on Switzerland when it comes to Eurovision 2014. They have already had 159 songs submitted for consideration to the SRF part of the Swiss Selection Process.
We had informed our readers of some of the pan European singers and song writers that had entered songs in the Swiss Selection. Yesterday we wrote of 2 former Eurovision contestants from Croatia and Cyprus whom had submitted entries – see here
When we posted this article, we were inundated with comments from our readers. Some were in shock and others were excited at the prospect of multinational singers representing Switzerland.
I decided to make a short video putting both sides of the discussion out on the table for all to discuss.
- People’s variety of reactions to the Swiss Selection Process
- Should the EBU set regulations for Eurovision National Selections?
- How the change in how we share media today makes it far easier for artists to be influenced by other genres of music.
- Finally a call for your opinion on the subject
Do you think that a National Selection Process for Eurovision – like that of Switzerland – makes the songs at Eurovision more generic and less representative of a country’s traditional and local music culture? Take the poll.
Do you think the Swiss selection process is good for Eurovision or is it running the risk of making representing a country at Eurovision less prestigious? Should the EBU have guidelines on national selections to make them more even across Europe? Is the Swiss selection process giving European talent a chance to be seen and heard?
Let us know how you feel!
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland