Germany is gearing up their preparations for Unser Lied für Liverpool 2023. As artists look ahead to the national final, which takes place on March 3rd, Angus sits down with TRONG for an interview. He is vying to represent Germany in Liverpool with his song “Dare To Be Different”.
Check out our interview with TRONG here!
Trong talks with Angus about the power of dance, working with Elsie Bay, and how happy and honoured he feels to be selected for Germany’s National Final.
TRONG is the stage name of Nguyễn Trọng Hiếu, a German singer of Vietnamese descent. He danced competitively from a young age, and studied singing in Hannover. TRONG rocketed to success in 2015, when he decided to compete in Vietnam Idol and won the contest. He has been trying to participate for Germany since 2015, with “Peter Pan” being his first attempt. “Dare To Be Different” is his sixth submission for Germany, and is written by TRONG, Elsie Bay, and Dutch songwriters Sasha Rangas and Stefan van Leijsen.
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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Photo Credit: Trang Nguyễn