Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1986

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Eurovision Song Contest 1986
Country   Switzerland
National selection
Selection process Concours Eurovision '86
Selection date(s) 25 January 1986
Selected entrant Daniela Simmons
Selected song "Pas pour moi"
Finals performance
Final result 2nd, 140 points
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1985 1986 1987►

Switzerland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, held in Bergen, Norway.

The Swiss national final to select their entry, Concours Eurovision '86, was held on 25 January at the Schweizer Radio DRS Studios in Zürich, and was hosted by singer Paola Del Medico, who had represented Switzerland in 1969 and 1980. Five juries selected the winner: one jury each from the German, French and Italian cantons of Switzerland, one jury made up of radio, television and newspaper journalists, and one jury composed of "music experts."

The winning entry was "Pas pour moi," performed by Daniela Simmons and composed by Atilla Şereftuğ, with lyrics written by Nella Martinetti.

French, German and Italian were represented equally in the national final, with three songs in each language. One of the three German songs were sung in the Swiss German dialect, and for the first time, Romansh was represented.

National final[edit]

Draw Artist Language Song Informal translation Points Place
1 Scarlet Chessex French "Fou d'amour pour toujours" Foolish in love forever 33 3rd
2 Nöggi Swiss German "Verschänk doch dini Liebi" Give away your love 11 9th
3 Simonetta Italian "Un amore come una fiaba" A love like a fairy tale 18 6th
4 Test French "Generation liberté" Freedom Generation 27 5th
5 Linard Bardill and Shefali Banerjee Romansh "Tragnölin" Small bell 30 4th
6 Gruppo Pocafera Italian "Iside" Isis 14 7th (tie)
7 Lily Lilas German, French, Italian "Lily Lilas" Lily Lilas 14 7th (tie)
8 Paolo Monte Italian "Amore mio" My love 35 2nd
9 Daniela Simmons French "Pas pour moi" Not for me 48 1st
Jury votes
Song DRS TSR TSI Press Experts Total
Fou d'amour pour toujours 5 8 6 6 8 33
Verschänk doch dini Liebi 4 1 2 3 1 11
Un amore come una fiaba 3 3 4 4 4 18
Génération Liberté 6 7 7 5 2 27
Tragnölin 7 5 5 7 6 30
Iside 1 2 3 1 7 14
Lily Lilas 2 4 1 2 5 14
Amore mio 8 6 10 8 3 35
Pas pour moi 10 10 8 10 10 48

At Eurovision[edit]

Simmons performed tenth on the night of the Contest, following Spain and preceding Israel. At the close of the voting the song had received 140 points, placing 2nd in a field of 20 competing countries. It would become Switzerland's third (and final) second-placing song.

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