Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982
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|Eurovision Song Contest 1982|
|Selection process||Concours Eurovision 1982|
|Selection date(s)||28 January 1982|
|Selected entrant||Arlette Zola|
|Selected song||"Amour on t'aime"|
|Final result||3rd, 97 points|
|Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest|
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.
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.
|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|
|5||Ray & Corry Knobel||"Johnny Saxophone"||26||4|
|6||Salvo Ingrassia||"Tu resterai un sogno"||25||6|
|9||Arlette Zola||"Amour on t'aime"||45||1|
|L'enfant de Kairouan||2||2||2||1||8||15|
|Tu sarai la mia croce||1||1||3||2||4||11|
|Tu resterai un sogno||6||6||4||6||3||25|
|Amour on t'aime||10||10||10||10||5||45|
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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