Barbara Schöneberger will return as the German spokesperson at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Eurovision.de has revealed that Barbara Schöneberger will once again be the spokesperson for Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest. Barbara Schöneberger will announce the results of the Germany jury vote live from the Reeperbahn in Hamburg. The comedian and television personality will also present “Countdown von der Reeperbahn” in the build up to the Eurovision final in Lisbon, Portugal.
Barbara is an actress, comedian and television host, having hosted the German selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest between 2015 and 2017. During this time Barbara has also taken on the role of the spokesperson for Germany, following in the steps of Lena, Thomas Hermanns and Anke Engelke.
Germany will select their participant for the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon by a national final. Unser Lied für Lissabon will take place in Berlin on February 22.
The finalists in Unser Lied für Lissabon are:
- Xavier Darcy – 22 year old singer songwriter
- Ryk – 28 year old composer, singer and producer. Previously performed under the name FOXOS
- Ivy Qainoo – 25 years old, Winner of the first series of the Voice of Germany in 2012
- Michael Schulte – 27 years old, YouTube star having had over 50 million views and 1.2 million Spotify streams per month
- Natia Todua – 21 years old, Winner of the Voice of Germany in 2017
- VoXXclub – Munich based “new folk music” group
Up to 15 German and international songwriters, composers and producers will now create songs together with the six acts in a three-day songwriting camp. Based on the material that is created, it is then decided together which song is the right one for whom and how it can be staged.
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
Germany was one of seven countries to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. The country has taken part in every contest since then, apart from in 1996 when they failed to make it through the qualifying round. To date Germany has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1982 when Nicole sang “Ein Bisschen Frieden” in Harrogate, which later became a global hit. Germany didn’t win again until 2010, when Lena sang “Satellite” in Oslo. She received 9 sets of 12 points, scoring 236 points overall. Germany has not placed above second last in their last participation’s.