Voting to take place from September 8
Five young artists would be competing in the online selection, with the artists, as well as their entries being revealed on September 8. The voting would then commence on the same day and will close on September 17. The act would then be revealed on September 18. The acts would perform a performance video and would sing a minute of the demo version of their entries live.
Voters are able to cast their vote on kika.de, with viewers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland being able to cast a vote. In addition to the online vote (which will carry 50% of the vote), an international expert jury will also cast a vote (which will carry the remaining 50% of the vote). In the event of a tie, the online vote will decide the winner.
Germany’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Germany was originally due to join the Junior Eurovision family in the initial edition of the Contest, but unexpectedly withdraw. This also happened in 2004, when Germany withdrew ahead of the Contest in Lillehammer. It wasn’t until 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that Germany first participated in a Junior Eurovision event. Germany has participated on two occasions, the first being 2020 – when Susan performed “Stronger With You”, finishing 12th in a field of 12.
Germany’s most recent participation came in 2021 when Pauline represented the nation in Paris with her song “Imagine Us”. Performing first in the running order, Germany would finish in 17th place out of 19 performers. Germany received a total of 61 points, 15 from professional juries and the remaining 46 from the online vote.
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News Source: Eurovision.de
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