A total of 166 songs have been submitted onto SRF’s online Eurovision platform as part of their Eurovision 2016 search.
The number of submissions for this years selection is down 37 over 2015 when a total of 203 songs were submitted to SRF. There are two former Eurovision participants that have submitted songs into the SRF selection, Barbara Berta who represented Switzerland in 1997 and Omar Naber who represented Slovenia at Eurovision 2005.
Online voting will open on November 2nd when the public will get their say in who goes through to the next round of the Swiss selection. 50% online voting and 50% jury vote will decide the 10 singers who will progress further into the selection.