Marvin Dietmann will be the Artistic Director for the Eurovision 2022 entry of Germany. This was revealed on “ESC Update,” the official eurovision.de podcast. This is the third country this year that Marvin Dietmann will be working with, as he also has been announced as Artistic Director for Cyprus and Israel.
From Berlin to Turin
The news that Marvin Dietmann would work with Germany was revealed by ESC Update co-host Thomas Mohr. During the podcast, an interview with Malik Harris first revealed that the artist was fairly happy with his staging. Because he had won, Malik stated, he “wasn’t sure much needed changing” for the Eurovision stage. The two podcast hosts, Mohr and Marcel Stober, disagreed however. As they discussed what could or should be changed, Mohr revealed he had already discussed the staging with Marvin Dietmann. According to Mohr, Dietmann wants to bring some more structure to the staging. Dietmann has lots of Eurovision experience, having worked on the staging of 2014 winner Conchita Wurst. He has done the staging for Germany once so far, for Levina with “Perfect Life” in 2017.
Malik Harris and “Rockstars”
Malik Harris and his song “Rockstars” were selected as Germany’s Eurovision 2022 entry in the national final “Germany 12 Points“. He is the son of former talkshow-host Ricky Harris. Malik released his first single in 2018, following it with an EP in 2019. He has released one album so far, “Anonymous Colonist”. Malik Harris was the first German artist to be advertised on the Amazon Music billboard at Times Square, New York. He says his song is supposed to “offer a glimmer of hope and show we are all in this together”. Lyrically, “Rockstars” talks about missing the Good Old Days while also reminding the listener of the importance and good of the here and now.
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Germany’s Eurovision Journey
Germany has been part of Eurovision since the beginning, debuting in 1956. Their debut entries were Walter Andreas Schwarz’s “Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück” and Freddy Quinn’s “So geht das jede Nacht”. Germany has appeared at every Eurovision since except for 1996, which means they have been at more contests than any other country. They have a long history of success in Eurovision, finishing in the top 3 an impressive 13 times. Germany has won the contest twice. Nicole won in 1982 with her song “Ein bißchen Frieden”, taking home 161 points in the process. Their second win came in 2019, when Lena scored 246 points with her song “Satellite”.
Germany’s most recent Eurovision entry was Jendrik’s “I Don’t Feel Hate”. As Germany is part of the Big 5, they automatically qualified for the Grand Final. In the Final, the song received 3 points and finished 25th.
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News Source: NDR
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