Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1957

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Eurovision Song Contest 1957
Country   Switzerland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 11 February 1957
Selected entrant Lys Assia
Selected song "L'enfant que j'étais"
Finals performance
Final result 8th, 5 points
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1956 1957 1958►

After their win in 1956, Switzerland continued with their format of a national final to select their entry for the 1957 contest.

Three artists competed to represent Switzerland: last year's winner Lys Assia; Jo Roland, who participated at the national final of 1956; and Gianni Ferraresi.

National final[edit]

Draw Artist Song
1 Jo Roland "La vie"
2 Lys Assia "L'enfant que j'étais"
3 Gianni Ferraresi "Lasciami Tranquillo"
4 Lys Assia "Derrière la cathedrale"
5 Gianni Ferraresi "Nel mio carnet"
6 Gianni Ferraresi "Bellissima"
7 Jo Roland "Avec vingt sous"
8 Lys Assia "Musst Du Schon Geh'n"
9 Jo Roland "Quand je rêve"
10 Lys Assia "Ein Trautes Lied Vom Turm Herab"
11 Lys Assia "Ça n'epechera pas"

The winner was Lys Assia for the second year, with the song "L'enfant que j'étais". However, Assia could not repeat her victory in 1956, and came 8th with 5 points.

The Swiss entry was conducted at the contest by the musical director Willy Berking.

At Eurovision[edit]

At the Eurovision Song Contest 1957 in Frankfurt, the Swiss entry was the last of the night following Denmark with “Skibet Skal Sejle I Nat”. At the close of voting, Switzerland had received five points in total; the country finished shared eight among the ten participants. The Switzerland jury gave seven points, to the winning country, the Netherlands.


Every country had a jury of ten people. Every jury member could give one point to his or her favourite song.