|Eurovision Song Contest 1985|
|Selection process||Concours Eurovision 1985|
|Selection date(s)||23 February 1985|
|Selected entrant||Mariella Farré & Pino Gasparini|
|Selected song||"Piano, Piano"|
|Final result||12th, 39 points|
|Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Swiss-French broadcaster TSR was in charge of broadcasting the selection for the Swiss entry for the 1985 Contest. The national final took place on 23 February 1985 and was held at the studios of TSR in Genève, hosted by Serge Moisson. Nine songs were submitted for the 1985 national final and the winning song was chosen by 3 regional juries (DRS, TSR, TSI), a press jury, and a jury of experts.
Other participants included past Swiss representative Rainy Day, who had previously represented Switzerland the year before. Both Mariella Farré & Pino Gasparini had previously represented Switzerland: Farré represented Switzerland at the 1983 Contest whilst Gasparini had represented Switzerland at the 1977 Contest alongside the Pepe Lienhard Band.
|Final – 23 February 1985|
|2||Nicki Nicolas||"Je n'aime que toi"||1||3||1||2||1||8||9|
|3||Mariella Farré||"Oh, mein Pierrot"||5||4||2||6||5||22||7|
|5||Mariella Farré & Pino Gasparini||"Piano, Piano"||8||7||6||10||4||35||1|
|7||Daniela Simons||"Repars à zéro"||6||6||5||5||10||32||2|
|8||Swiss Singers||"Der kuckuck"||10||10||3||1||3||27||5|
|9||Renato Mascetti||"Una notte a Casablanca"||2||1||10||4||7||24||6|
On the night Farré and Gasparini performed 16th on the night, following the United Kingdom and preceding Sweden. At the close of voting Switzerland had picked up 39 points (highest mark awarded was six points from Turkey and Denmark) placing Switzerland in 12th place out of 19 entries. The Swiss jury awarded its 12 points to Turkey
The Swiss conductor at the contest was the composer of the song, Anita Kerr.
|10 points||United Kingdom|
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|