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Switzerland was represented by Mariella Farré, with the song "Io così non ci sto" at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest which took place on April 23. Farré was the winner of the Swiss national final for the 1983 Contest, held on March 26.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1983|
|Selection process||Concours Eurovision 1983|
|Selection date(s)||26 March 1983|
|Selected entrant||Mariella Farré|
|Selected song||"Io così non ci sto"|
|Final result||15th, 28 points|
|Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Concours Eurovision 1983Edit
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 studios of DRS in Zurich, hosted by Marie-Thérèse Gwerder. Hans Moeckel's Big Band accompanied the entries. Nine songs were submitted for the 1983 national final and the winning song was chosen by 3 regional juries, a press jury, and a jury of music experts. DRS and TSI announced their votes in a different order than usual due to technical difficulties. The interval act was American musical theatre performer Vivian Reed.
|1||Alexandre Castel||"Elle était folle"||2||3||3||1||7||16||8|
|4||Mariella Farré||"Io così non ci sto"||7||6||10||10||10||43||1|
|5||Nando Morandi and I Centrocittà||"Vivo in un mundo"||5||4||6||6||4||25||4|
|6||Claude Lander||"Il faut juste vivre"||4||7||4||4||2||21||5|
|7||Ray and Corry Knobel||"Canzone amara"||3||5||5||5||1||19||6|
|9||Daniela Simons||"Dis-moi tout"||1||2||1||3||3||10||9|
On the night of the Contest, Farré performed eighth, following Spain and preceding Finland. At the close of voting "Io così non ci sto" had received 28 points, placing Switzerland in 15th place out of 20 entries, the country's worst placing since 1974. The Swiss jury awarded its 12 points to the Netherlands.
The Swiss conductor at the contest was Robert Weber.
- ^ "Final of Munich 1983". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
- ^ a b "Results of the Final of Munich 1983". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021.