German broadcaster ARD has revealed its broadcast plans for next week’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Nice, France, and for Eurovision 2024 next year in Malmö, Sweden.
ARD’s Junior Eurovision Broadcast Plans
Over the next 10 days, ARD will broadcast various Junior Eurovision-related programs on its kids channel, KiKA. The fun starts on Sunday the 19th of November, with “Team Timster, how do I become a star?”. On Thursday the 23rd of November, the channel will reair a live segment involving German representative Fia. Two days later, on Saturday the 25th of November, four programs will air; a JESC 2023 Countdown on Das Erste, “Tiger Duck Club” with Fia, Pauline and Susan on KiKA, an ESC Update on NDR Blue and a live show with Fia from Nice. Then, JESC day kicks off with a replay of the Team Timster episode, followed by a JESC countdown at 15:45 CET and the show at 16:00 CET.
ARD’s Eurovision Broadcast Plans
The article mentions ARD’s plans for the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest. The German national final “Das Deutsche Finale 2024” will be held on the 16th of February at a time to be confirmed. The broadcaster will also air all three shows from Sweden at Eurovision.de, Das Erste and ARD’s media library.
Germany’s Eurovision History
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: Eurovision.de
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