Swiss German broadcaster SF DRS was in charge of broadcasting the selection for the Swiss entry for the 1983 Contest. The national final was held at the studio's of DRS in Zurich, hosted by Marie-Thérèse Gwerder. Nine songs were submitted for the 1983 national final and the winning song was submitted by 3 regional juries, a press jury, and a jury of music experts.
On the night of the Contest, Farré performed eighth, following Spain and preceding Finland. At the close of voting "Io cosi non ci sto" had received 28 points (the highest score was seven points by Italy and Yugoslavia) placing Switzerland in 15th place out of 20 entries. The Swiss jury awarded its 12 points to the Netherlands.