Songcheck, Eurovision.de’s panel show reviewing the songs competing in the Eurovision Song Contest returns for 2018.
For an eighth time NDR through Eurovision.de will be producing a number of panel shows reviewing all of the songs competing in this years Eurovision Song Contest. Between April 16 and April 22, four shows will be broadcast on Eurovision.de reviewing the 43 songs competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Hosting the shows will be Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegel, they will be joined by special guests and experts to give their views on all of the songs. The date of the broadcasts are as follows:
- April 16 – First half of semi-final one and Portugal
- April 18 – Second half of semi-final one, Spain and the United Kingdom
- April 20 – First half of semi-final two and France
- April 22 – Second half of semi-final two and Italy
Eurovision.de has also confirmed the channels that will be broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Germany. One will broadcast both of the semi-finals live from Lisbon, with Das Erste broadcasting the Grand Final.
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.