Germany has announced their plans for Eurovision 2023. It has been confirmed via eurovision.de that Germany will once again hold a National Final. Rumours about Germany holding a National Final had been circulating for a while. NDR’s announcement follows a recent meeting between the German Eurovision delegation and a number of fan clubs. The contest is set to take place in early March, and the submission window for songs is now open.
Unser Lied für Liverpool
Part of the announcement is the comeback of a familiar name. After broadcasting the national selection under the name “Germany 12 Points” last year, German broadcaster NDR has now decided to return back to the familiar “Unser Lied für…” (Our Song for…) name. While further details about the exact format are yet to be confirmed, some details have been already announced. Musical experts, the German Eurovision delegation, a Eurovision panel and German regional radio stations will select a for now unknown number of songs for the National Final. These songs, plus one song selected via a TikTok wildcard, will compete for the chance to go to Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.
The result of the National Final, to be held in March, will be decided by public vote, with classic televoting and an online vote through the regional radio stations. Alongside this announcement, NDR opened the submission window. Those who want to apply have until November 28 and can do so via eurovision.de or by uploading an eligible song on TikTok with the hashtag #UnserLiedFürLiverpool.
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 2010, when Lena scored 246 points with her song “Satellite”.
Germany’s most recent Eurovision entry was Malik Harris’ “Rockstars”. As Germany is part of the Big 5, they automatically qualified for the Grand Final. In the Final, the song received 6 points and finished 25th in the Final.
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News Source: Eurovision.de
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