According to Focus and other German media, the national final “Unser Lied für Stockholm” (Our song for Stockholm) will take place on 25 February 2016 at 20:15 local time, probably in Cologne again. A total of ten artists will fight for the honour to represent Germany in Sweden next May. Like the previous editions, Brainpool will once again produce the show.
This is the first “classic” final organized by NDR since 2013 without any additional songs or voting rounds. NDR had originally planned a one artist final with Xavier Naidoo singing all entries but reversed its decision after intense interior and public criticism about the singer and his opinions.