Switzerland has chosen Anna Rossinelli

Switzerland has chosen Anna Rossinelli
Anna Rossinelli - winner of the 2011 Swiss national final. Photo: anneclaire.ch
Kreuzlingen, Switzerland -

Although some countries have already chosen its artist for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, Switzerland has been the first one to pick a song for Düsseldorf: it's In Love For A While performed by Anna Rossinelli!

As we reported earlier, Switzerland opted for a televised national selection this time, instead of the internal choices made for the past six editions of Europe's favourite TV-show. Seven of tonight's songs were chosen in an internet selection with online voting and professional jury picks, while the other five were directly selected by the Swiss public broadcasters.

In the show, the twelve performances were sung live in front of a big audience at the Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen, and evaluated by an expert panel consisting of Baschi, Nik Hartmann, Francine Jordi, Pepe Lienhard and Peter Reber, although the winner was decided by televoting only. This was the final line-up (in order of appearance, winner in bold):

  1. Polly Duster - Up To You
  2. Duke - Waiting For Ya
  3. Andrina - Drop Of Drizzle
  4. Bernarda Brunovic - Confidence
  5. Anna Rossinelli - In Love For A While
  6. Aliose - Sur Les Pavés
  7. Dominique Borriello - Il Ritmo Dentro Di Noi
  8. Scilla - Barbie Doll
  9. CH - Gib Nid Uf
  10. Ilira and the Colors - Home
  11. Sarah Burgess - Just Me
  12. The Glue - Come What May

Earlier this year Switzerland came last in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo with Michael Von Der Heide's Il Pleut De L'Or. Anna Rossinelli will try to take their country to the Final for the first time in five years and follow in the footsteps of the first ever Eurovision Song Contest winner in 1956, Lys Assia, or worldwide superstar Celine Dion, who took the trophy for the alpine country in 1988.


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  • Posted on 23/March 2011 at 12:15
    May I give an advice or suggestion about the Anna Rossinelli’s presentation for the 2011Eurovision song contest: Anna you will sincerely look more cute with 'inverted bob haircuts' or 'symmetrical bob haircuts style' … report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/March 2011 at 01:00
    I like the song,pleasant,nice lyrics and Anna sings it well. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5/March 2011 at 20:10
    i guess it will end up in the middle some where report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4/March 2011 at 14:18
    I'm sorry but i have heard so many songs from this type.
    Music is good,voice is good but it doesent have the eurovision spark in it.
    But i think that this song can go in the Eurovision final.
    Bonne chance Switzerland. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/February 2011 at 19:11
    Hey people... =0) if you really like it don't forget to vote it in the first semi-final!!! Usually people like swiss entries, but for an unknown reason they never get to the final!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18/February 2011 at 23:51
    It's a good-mood-song, but I think Anna should smile more! Now the performance stays kind of blaah. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30/January 2011 at 16:53
    Ms Rossinelli, if I may say something, u have probably got the best voice, and I think for someone of your calibre, other countries should bewarex report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30/January 2011 at 16:51
    i love your voice you will make me proud and I hope you win, I will rooting for you, even if I am from UK
    You go girl report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25/January 2011 at 21:38
    Love this song, Switzerland should get through to the final. Also, she has a good voice and she's good looking ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19/January 2011 at 06:54
    wonderful voice! she s magic! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1/January 2011 at 11:14
    This song is the best :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/December 2010 at 23:42
    Nice Song Switzerland Good Luck report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/December 2010 at 16:32
    Good song, I like it. And good voice. Good like Swisse. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16/December 2010 at 12:58
    LevonM from Armenia is right!! The first few bars of Anna's song sound identical to Colbie Callait's "Bubbly" It's very obvious to anyone who listens to it!! Did not realise before...... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16/December 2010 at 12:53
    Obviously not having heard any other songs it's difficult to say what will happen lol but Switzerland have a great song this year!! Hope they do well...although her performance and wearing a simple black dress and dancing in one spot did remind me of Lena from Germany...I predict a lot of the entries this year will be in a similar vein to that...but it's a great song nonetheless Switzerland GOOD LUCK!! report to the moderator