SWITZERLAND – Swiss national broadcasters announced new format and a date for the national final of 2017. The submissions open on September 26th and due on October 24th. Submitted entries will not be published to the public. 20 entries will be chosen by a professional jury and journalists without specific quota on the Swiss regions although there should be German/Rumansch: 68 %; French: 23 %; Italian: 9 %. On December 4th there will be a live audition where the 20 entries will be narrowed to 6 to 10 for the national final. The date for the national final has been set for February 5th.