From Monday 22 January 2018 to Friday 2 February 2018
The purpose of the preselection round is to decide the number of candidates taking part in the public rounds of the Competition. Candidates applying for this competition submitted videos with their applications. These videos were viewed, behind closed doors, by the preselection jury. No limit was imposed on the number of singers to be admitted to the public rounds at Flagey; of the 312 candidates whose videos were screened, 64 were admitted to the first round.