Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984

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Eurovision Song Contest 1984
Country   Switzerland
National selection
Selection process Concours Eurovision 1984
Selection date(s) 4 February 1984
Selected entrant Rainy Day
Selected song "Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein?"
Finals performance
Final result 17th, 30 points
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Switzerland was represented by the group Rainy Day with the song "Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein?" (What colour is the sunshine?) at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg on 5 May. Rainy Day won the rights to represent Switzerland, from winning the national final that took place on 4 February 1984.

National Final[edit]

Swiss Italian broadcaster RTSI was in charge of broadcasting the selection for the Swiss entry for the 1984 Contest. The national final was held at the RTSI studios in Lugano, hosted by Ezio Guidi and Natascha Giller. Nine songs were submitted for the 1984 national final and the winning song was submitted by 3 regional juries (DRS, TSR, TSI), a press jury, and an expert jury. Unusually, the votes from the regional juries were combined as one result, whose points were allocated based on the total amount of points each song received from the said juries, and the points from the other juries were added on from there.

Swiss National Final - 4 February 1984
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Nando Morandi & Mauro Monti Liberi 17 5
2 Andy L. Musica 15 6
3 Milo & Pina Piccola sarà 5 9
4 Martin Richard Trio (Je veux) vivre d'amour 9 8
5 Carol Rich Tokyo-boy 13 7
6 Manuela Felice Wo die Lieder sind 18 3
7 Krypton Per te 20 2
8 Arlette Zola Emporte-moi 18 3
9 Rainy Day "Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein?" 24 1
Jury Votes
Song DRS TSR TSI Combined Press Experts Total
Liberi 5 4 5 4 8 5 17
Musica 8 8 7 7 7 1 15
Piccola sarà 1 1 1 1 2 2 5
(Je veux) vivre d'amour 7 3 3 3 3 3 9
Tokyo Boy 6 5 4 5 1 7 13
Wo die Lieder sind 5 10 10 10 4 4 18
Per te 2 3 2 2 10 8 20
Emporte-moi 3 7 6 6 6 6 18
Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein 10 6 8 8 6 10 24
  • Other participants included past and future Swiss representatives including Arlette Zola (1982) and Carol Rich (1987).

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the contest Rainy Day performed 17th, following Finland and preceding Italy. At the close of the voting Switzerland had picked up 30 points (The highest mark awarded was 10 points from the United Kingdom) placing Switzerland in 16th place out of 19 entries. The Swiss jury awarded its 12 points to Ireland.

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