Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1956

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Eurovision Song Contest 1956
Country  Switzerland
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)28 April 1956
Selected entrantLys Assia
Selected song"Das alte Karussell" and "Refrain"
Finals performance
Final result1st "Refrain"
N/A "Das alte Karussell"
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1956 1957►

Switzerland held a national pre selection to choose the two songs that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1956. It was held on April 28, 1956.


Draw Artist Song
1 Jo Roland "Vendredi"
2 Lys Assia "Sei Doch Nicht So Eifersüchtig"
3 Lys Assia & Quinteta Radiosa "Das alte Karussell"
4 Jo Roland "L'Allée Aux Ormeaux"
5 Anita Traversi "Bandella Ticinese"
6 Jo Roland "La Ballade Des Bonnes Années"
7 Lys Assia & Quinteta Radiosa "Le Bohémien"
8 Jo Roland "Les Deux Coquins (L'Argent Et L'Amour)"
9 Jo Roland "J'Ai Triché"
10 Lys Assia & Quinteta Radiosa "Addio Bella Napoli"
11 Lys Assia & Quinteta Radiosa "Refrains*"

"Das alte Karussell" and "Refrains" won the national pre selection, and "Refrain" went on to win the inaugural Eurovision Song Contest. The result of "Das alte Karussell", as well as the scores and placings of the other songs, wasn't declared and remained unknown.

Both of the Swiss entries were conducted at the contest by the musical director Fernando Paggi.

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