Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country  Switzerland
National selection
Selection processInternal Selection
Selection date(s)5 March 2005
Selected entrantVanilla Ninja
Selected song"Cool Vibes"
Finals performance
Semi-final result8th, 114 points
Final resultQualified (8th, 128 points)
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2004 2005 2006►

Switzerland was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Vanilla Ninja with the song "Cool Vibes".

Before Eurovision[edit]

Swiss broadcaster SF DRS only accepted candidates who had reached the charts in Switzerland and internally selected the Estonian girl-band Vanilla Ninja to represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Cool Vibes". The song was officially made public on March 5, 2005 during a show hosted by Sandra Studer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. The song is written by John O'Flynn and composed by David Brandes.

Vanilla Ninja is made up of Katrin Siska, Piret Järvis, Triinu Kivilaan, and Lenna Kuurmaa. Since their debut single "Club Kung Fu" was released in 2003, the girls have had many hits in Central Europe, including "Tough Enough", "When the Indians Cry", "Blue Tattoo" and "I Know". The group have four albums in various countries across Europe; Vanilla Ninja was released in 2003, Traces of Sadness in 2004, and Blue Tattoo and Best of in 2005.

At Eurovision[edit]

Because Switzerland failed to qualify in 2004 Vanilla Ninja was forced to compete in the Eurovision semi-final, performed 19th, following Andorra and preceding the Croatia.Switzerland qualified to the final, placing 8th in the semi-final and scoring 114 points and progressed to the final. In the final Group performed 22nd following Bosnia & Herzegovina and preceding the Latvia ended 8th with 128 points. Meaning that Switzerland automatically qualified for the final in the 2006 contest.

The spokesperson who revealed Switzerland's votes for other countries was Cécile Bähler.[1]

Points awarded by Switzerland[2][edit]

Points awarded to Switzerland (semi-final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded to Switzerland (final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  2. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2005