Swiss Italian broadcaster RTSI was in charge of broadcasting the selection for the Swiss entry for the 1987 Contest. The national final was held at the studio's of RTSI in Lugano, hosted by Letizia Brunati. Nine songs were submitted for the 1987 national final and the winning song was chosen by 3 regional juries, a press jury, and an expert jury.
On the night of the Contest Rich performed last of the evening, following Yugoslavia. At the close of voting Moitié, moitié had picked up 27 points (the highest mark being seven points from the Netherlands) placing Switzerland in 17th position out of 22 entries. The Swiss jury awarded its 12 points to Ireland.