FAQs on the processing of personal data in connection with the selection process for Eurovision 2022

The SRG enterprise units (SRF, RTS, RSI and RTR) are looking for a song and artist(s) to represent Switzerland at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Italy.

Applications must be received between 12:00 (Swiss time) on 1 September 2021 and 12:00 on 15 September 2021.

In principle, anyone can apply. If two entries are awarded the same number of points, performers who are Swiss nationals or resident in Switzerland will be given priority. However, nationality is not a deciding factor and does not prohibit anybody from singing a song.

NB: All performers must be at least 16 years old as of 1.5.2022. If a minor enters the competition, their parents/guardians will be contacted to seek permission for them to take part.

Entering a song for Eurovision 2022 gives you the chance to perform for Switzerland at Eurovision.

The application/entry procedure is organised and run by the SRG enterprise units. They are the data controllers under data protection law.

If you choose to enter a song, you will need to tell us about yourself.

Specifically, we need the following details from you:

Contact Details

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Street address
  • Postal code
  • Town/city
  • Email address
  • Landline or mobile number

Personal details

  • Date of birth
  • Details of your connection to Switzerland

Entry video

  • A video in which you can be clearly identified

We will use this data to complete the details for your entry.

You can also give us the details of your website or music label, if you have one, and you have the option of writing a message to accompany your video. These details are optional and not required as part of your entry.

You can find more information about how we process your personal data in our Data Protection Statement.

For the song application, you also need to provide us with information on the lead vocalist, the producer, the lyricist and the composer. This could be one person or several different people.

We need the following information from you about these people:

Contact details

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Email

The people concerned have consented to you giving us their details. In other words, they know you are passing on their contact details to us and they have agreed that you may do so.

The data you provide will be processed in order to register and assess your entry, to make the final decision as to which artist(s) will represent Switzerland at Eurovision.

We will use your contact details to communicate with you and keep you informed about the progress of your entry.

We will use the contact details of third parties (lead vocalist, producer, lyricist, composer) for communication during the selection process.

Taking part in Eurovision 2022: We need your details because your participation in Eurovision 2022 is subject to the outcome of a selection process.

Generally speaking, your data will not be used for any purpose other than in connection with your entry. However, the editorial team reserves the right to contact you as an artist, including after the selection procedure has been completed.

Your data will only be used within SRG enterprise units (RSI, RTR, RTS and SRF), including our customer services team.

digame GmbH will receive your data as a processor in connection with the procedure for selecting the winning song and artist(s).

We (and, if applicable, any subcontractors working with us) will only store data for as long as it is required in connection with the competition/application procedure, and to the extent required by law.

However, the editorial team reserves the right to store your contact details beyond the conclusion of the selection procedure so that we can contact you as an artist in the future.

If you ask us to delete your data, we will interpret this request as withdrawing your consent to your data being stored and/or processed. If you withdraw your consent, your data will be deleted.

If you have any problems or queries, do not hesitate to contact our editorial team.

You can find more information about deleting your personal data in our Data Protection Statement.

You can find more information on data protection, including details of your rights as a data subject, in our Data Protection Statement.

You can also send your questions to us by email at datenschutz(at)srf.ch.