Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1956
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|Eurovision Song Contest 1956|
|Selection process||National Final|
|Selection date(s)||28 April 1956|
|Selected entrant||Lys Assia|
|Selected song||"Das alte Karussell" and "Refrain"|
|Final result||1st "Refrain"|
N/A "Das alte Karussell"
|Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest|
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.
|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.