Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988

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Eurovision Song Contest 1988
Country   Switzerland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 6 February 1988
Selected entrant Céline Dion
Selected song "Ne partez pas sans moi"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 137 points
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Switzerland competed at the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, held in Dublin, Ireland.

The Swiss entry was Céline Dion with the French language song "Ne partez pas sans moi" (Don't leave without me), composed by Atilla Şereftuğ and Nella Martinetti.

National final[edit]

The Swiss entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1988 was selected through a national final. Nine songs in total competed, with the winner selected by three regional juries, a press jury and another jury of experts. The contest was held on 6 February at the Théâtre de Beausobre in Morges, hosted by Serge Moisson.

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Hertz "Muet" 14 7th
2 Isabelle Alba "Clown dans la sciure" 13 8th
3 Renato Mascetti "L'isola" 35 3rd
4 Bernadette "Balalaika in der Sommernacht" 24 5th
5 Furbaz "Sentiments" 37 2nd
6 Cocktail Band "Tu sei" 30 4th
7 Gemo "Prisonnier de l'amour" 23 6th
8 Manuela Felice "Gibt es auf der Welt denn keine Liebe mehr?" 10 9th
9 Céline Dion "Ne partez pas sans moi" 44 1st
Jury Votes
Song DRS Press TSR TSI Experts Total
Muet 4 3 1 1 5 14
Clown dans la sciure 1 4 3 2 3 13
L'isola 6 8 4 10 7 35
Balalaika in der Sommernacht 5 6 8 3 2 24
Sentiments 7 7 7 6 10 37
Tu sei 8 5 6 7 4 30
Prisonnier de l'amour 3 2 5 5 8 23
Gibt es auf der Welt denn keine Liebe mehr? 2 1 2 4 1 10
Ne partez pas sans moi 10 10 10 8 6 44

At Eurovision[edit]

Dion performed 9th on the night of the contest, following Israel and preceding Ireland. She went on to win the contest, receiving 137 points in total.

Points Awarded to Switzerland[edit]

Points Awarded to Switzerland[1]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by Switzerland[1][edit]

12 points  Luxembourg
10 points  Israel
8 points  Italy
7 points  Netherlands
6 points  Spain
5 points  United Kingdom
4 points  Ireland
3 points  France
2 points  Yugoslavia
1 point  Denmark

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