One has revealed its programming schedule in the week before the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
One will be celebrating Germany in the Eurovision Song Contests of the 1980s, as the broadcaster reveals its plans to build up interest ahead of Eurovision 2018. One will look back at the national selections which saw Germany selected Nicole for Harrogate and the first German selection process to select a singer for a contest on home soil.
- May 5 – 13:50 CET – Ein Lied für Harrogate
- May 6 – 11:20 CET – Ein Lied für München
During the first half of the week of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, late night programming will begin to focus on the contest. The web series “Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Songchecker” will be broadcast on May 7 and May 8 after 23:00 CET.
In the 45 minutes before the first semi-final airs “Spektakulär und schräg – Best of Eurovision Song Contest” will be shown on One. May 9 sees the broadcaster show all of the songs competing in this years contest in the show “43 Videos für Portugal”, this will be shown from 21:45 CET.
Michael Schulte will represent Germany at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. He was chosen after winning the German national selection show with his song “You Let Me Walk Alone”.
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.