Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983

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Eurovision Song Contest 1983
Country   Switzerland
National selection
Selection process Concours Eurovision 1983
Selection date(s) 26 March 1983
Selected entrant Mariella Farré
Selected song "Io cosi non ci sto"
Finals performance
Final result 15th, 28 points
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Switzerland was represented by Mariella Farré, with the song Io cosi non ci sto at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest which took place on April 23. Farré was the winner of the Swiss national final for the 1983 Contest, held on March 26.

National Final[edit]

Swiss German broadcaster SF DRS was in charge of broadcasting the selection for the Swiss entry for the 1983 Contest. The national final was held at the studio's of DRS in Zurich, hosted by Marie-Thérèse Gwerder. Nine songs were submitted for the 1983 national final and the winning song was submitted by 3 regional juries, a press jury, and a jury of music experts.

Swiss National Final - 26 March 1983
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Alexandre Castel "Elle était folle" 16 8
2 Manuela Felice "Odulidam" 38 3
3 Christian Hunziker "D'Änglischüebig" 19 6
4 Mariella Farré "Io cosi non ci sto" 43 1
5 Nando Morandi & I Centrocittà "Vivo in un mundo" 25 4
6 Claude Lander "Il faut juste vivre" 21 5
7 Ray & Corry Knobel "Canzone amara" 19 6
8 Angela "Mona Lisa" 39 2
9 Daniela Simons "Dis-moi tout" 10 9
Jury Votes
Song TSR DRS Press TSI Experts Total
Elle était folle 3 2 1 3 7 16
Odulidam 10 8 7 7 6 38
D'Änglischüebig 1 6 2 2 8 19
Io così non ci sto 6 7 10 10 10 43
Vivo in un mondo 4 5 6 6 4 25
Il faut juste vivre 7 4 4 4 2 21
Canzone amara 5 3 5 5 1 19
Mona Lisa 8 10 8 8 5 39
Dis-moi tout 2 1 3 1 3 10

DRS and TSI announced their votes in a different order than usual due to technical difficulties.

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the Contest, Farré performed eighth, following Spain and preceding Finland. At the close of voting "Io cosi non ci sto" had received 28 points (the highest score was seven points by Italy and Yugoslavia) placing Switzerland in 15th place out of 20 entries. The Swiss jury awarded its 12 points to the Netherlands.

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