German broadcaster NDR have announced they have received 693 applications for their national selection for Eurovision 2024 prior to the in deadline on Sunday.
Soloists dominate the applications
Of the 693 applications, 495 were by solo artists, with 127 bands and 71 duets completing the numbers, in addition, 572 applicants also applied with a song, with the others applying exclusively as singers.
National Final to decide entry
For the third year in a row, Germany will choose their Eurovision entry through a national final, this year called ‘Das deutsche Finale 2024’.
The competition will take place in Berlin on Friday, February 16th.
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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