🇩🇪 Germany to hold national final in February

🇩🇪 Germany to hold national final in February

Germany’s national broadcaster ARD/NDR announced on 7th September that Germany will once again hold a national final to select its Eurovision representative. The show will be held on 16th February, and artist applications are open until 5th October.

Germany’s national final: all the details!

“Eurovision Song Contest – Das deutsche Finale 2024” will be broadcast on Das Erste and livestreamed on eurovision.de. It will be broadcasted live from Berlin.

Aspiring singers have until 5th October to apply via eurovision.de and may apply with or without an intended song. One only needs a video of a cover song, an acceptable promotional picture, and a completed questionnaire.

Submissions must comply with Eurovision rules: performers must be 16 years old by May of 2024, and potential songs must be three minutes or shorter and may not have been performed publicly before 1st September. ARD “welcomes songs in any language” and invites aspiring singers to promote themselves on TikTok.

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 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. Their second win came in 2010, when Lena scored 246 points with her song “Satellite”.

Germany’s most recent Eurovision entry was Lord of the Lost with “Blood and Glitter”. As Germany is part of the Big 5, they automatically qualified for the Grand Final. In the Final, the song received 18 points and finished last – 26th – for the second year in a row.

Despite Lord of the Lost’s last-place finish in 2023, their performance was lauded as one of Germany’s better entries in recent years and garnered more fans for the already successful band.

Will this year’s national final bring Germany back to Eurovision success? Who would you like to see participate? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we look ahead to Eurovision 2024!

News Source: eurovision.de

Photo Credit: PA

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