After opening the submissions on the search for its Eurovision 2024 entry, NDR has revealed that the deadline for submissions, which is due to close tomorrow (October 5), has been extended to October 15.
Extended by popular demand
NDR mentioned that the submissions were extended, as many creatives asked for this to be extended, with the broadcaster obliging, with the submissions open until 23:59CET on October 15.
Aspiring singers have until the 15th of 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.
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News Source: NDR
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