Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982

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Eurovision Song Contest 1982
Country  Switzerland
National selection
Selection processConcours Eurovision 1982
Selection date(s)28 January 1982
Selected entrantArlette Zola
Selected song"Amour on t'aime"
Finals performance
Final result3rd, 97 points
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Switzerland was represented by Arlette Zola with the song Amour on t'aime at the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest which took place on April 24. Zola was the winner of the Swiss national final for the 1982 Contest, held on January 28.

National Final[edit]

Swiss French broadcaster TSR in charge of broadcasting the selection for the Swiss entry for the 1982 Contest. The national final was held in the studios of TSR in Geneva, hosted by Serge Moisson. Nine songs were submitted for the 1982 national final and the winning song was chosen by 3 regional juries representing each linguistic region of Switzerland (DRS, TSR, TSI), plus a press jury and a jury of music professionals.

Swiss National Final - 28 January 1982
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Marc Olivier "L'enfant de Kairouan" 15 7
2 Sandro Caroli "Tu sarai la mia croce" 11 9
3 Rainy Day "El dorado" 33 3
4 Ireen Indra Kinderlachen 15 7
5 Ray & Corry Knobel "Johnny Saxophone" 26 4
6 Salvo Ingrassia "Tu resterai un sogno" 25 6
7 Leana "Moi" 35 2
8 Ba'rock "Ba'rock" 26 4
9 Arlette Zola "Amour on t'aime" 45 1
Jury Votes
Song DRS TSR TSI Press Experts Total
L'enfant de Kairouan 2 2 2 1 8 15
Tu sarai la mia croce 1 1 3 2 4 11
El Dorado 8 8 8 7 2 33
Kinderlachen 6 4 1 3 1 15
Johnny Saxophone 3 3 5 5 10 26
Tu resterai un sogno 6 6 4 6 3 25
Moi 7 7 6 8 7 35
Ba'rock 4 5 7 4 6 26
Amour on t'aime 10 10 10 10 5 45

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the Contest, Zola performed seventh, following Finland and preceding Cyprus. At the close of voting Amour on t'aime received 97 points (including two twelve points from Belgium and the United Kingdom) placing Switzerland in 3rd place out of 18. At the time this was Switzerland's highest position in the contest since the 1963 Contest when Esther Ofarim finished second. The Swiss jury awarded its 12 points to the contest winner, Germany.

The Swiss conductor at the contest was Joan Amils.

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