Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985

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Eurovision Song Contest 1985
Country   Switzerland
National selection
Selection process Concours Eurovision 1985
Selection date(s) 23 February 1985
Selected entrant Mariella Farré & Pino Gasparini
Selected song "Piano, Piano"
Finals performance
Final result 12th, 39 points
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Switzerland was represented by Mariella Farré & Pino Gasparini with the song "Piano, Piano" (Slowly, slowly) at the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 4 May. Farré and Gasparini won the right to represent Switzerland, from winning the National Final which took place on 23 February 1985.

National Final[edit]

Swiss-French broadcaster TSR was in charge of broadcasting the selection for the Swiss entry for the 1985 Contest. The national final was held at the studios of TSR in Genève, hosted by Serge Moisson. Nine songs were submitted for the 1985 national final and the winning song was submitted by 3 regional juries (DRS, TSR, TSI), a press jury, and a jury of experts.

Swiss National Final - 23 February 1985
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Rainy Day Gioventù 30 4
2 Nicki Nicolas Je n'aime que toi 8 9
3 Mariella Farré Oh, mein Pierrot 22 7
4 Friends Europeo 21 8
5 Mariella Farré & Pino Gasparini "Piano, Piano" 35 1
6 Arlette Zola Aime-moi 31 3
7 Daniela Simons Repars à zéro 32 2
8 Swiss Singers Der kuckuck 27 5
9 Renato Mascetti Una notte a Casablanca 24 6
Jury Votes
Song DRS TSR TSI Press Experts Total
Gioventù 3 5 8 8 6 30
Je n'aime que toi 1 3 1 2 1 8
Oh, mein Pierrot 5 4 2 6 5 22
Europeo 4 2 4 3 8 21
Piano piano 8 7 6 10 4 35
Aime-moi 7 8 7 7 2 31
Repars à zéro 6 6 5 5 10 32
Der Kuckuck 10 10 3 1 3 27
Una notte a Casablanca 2 1 10 4 7 24

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night Farré and Gasparini performed 16th on the night, following the United Kingdom and preceding Sweden. At the close of voting Switzerland had picked up 39 points (highest mark awarded was six points from Turkey) placing Switzerland in 12th place out of 19 entries. The Swiss jury awarded its 12 points to Turkey

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