Nearly two weeks ago since Germany revealed its Eurovision 2023 plans and that it will be using a National Final “Unser Lied für Liverpool” to select its Eurovision 2023 entry and representative. Now, further information about its 2023 selection.
Number of entries submitted so far and the format of the competition
As reported by ESC Kompakt on the official club meeting of Eurovision Club Germany (ECG), further information about next year’s selection was revealed.
It was noted that 7-10 entries could be competing in next year’s competition In addition to that, as we have previously reported, that a wildcard will be selected via entries submitted on TikTok using the #UnserLiedfürLiverpool hashtag. Entries can still be submitted on both the submisison platform and TikTok and will close on the 28th of November.
In addition to this, Stefan Leidner who was in the club meeting, and is now working with the German broadcaster NDR has revealed that 250 songs have been submitted via the platofrm, and that record labels have been reportedly contacted and were encouraged to submit an entry.
Finally, Stefan also revealed that four cities are currently being considered to host next year’s competition and they are Leipzig, Berlin, Cologne and Munich, and the presenter of next year’s competition is currently being discussed.
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: ESC Kompakt
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