Switzerland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, held in Bergen, Norway.
The Swiss national final to select their entry, Concours Eurovision '86, was held on 8 February at the Schweizer Radio DRS Studios in Zürich, and was hosted by singer Paola del Medico, who had represented Switzerland in 1969 and 1980. Five juries selected the winner: one jury each from the German, French and Italian cantons of Switzerland, one jury made up of radio, television and newspaper journalists, and one jury composed of "music experts."
The winning entry was "Pas pour moi," performed by Daniela Simmons and composed by Atilla Şereftuğ, with lyrics written by Nella Martinetti.
French, German and Italian were represented equally in the national final, with three songs in each language. Two of the three German songs were sung in the Swiss German dialect. Romansh was not represented in 1986.
||"Fou d'amour pour toujours"
||Foolish in love forever
||"Verschänk doch dini Liebi"
||Give away your love
||"Un amore come una fiaba"
||A love like a fairy tale
||Linard Bardill and Shefali Banerjee
||"Pas pour moi"
||Not for me
Simmons performed tenth on the night of the Contest, following Spain and preceding Israel. At the close of the voting the song had received 140 points, placing 2nd in a field of 20 competing countries. It would become Switzerland's third (and final) second-placing song.