Since Midnight artists from across the world have been able to apply to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel.
Singers over the age of 18 are invited to submit their interest in representing Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Since Midnight NDR has opened the application window for solo singers, duets, bands and groups of up to six people to show their interest in taking to the Eurovision stage. Applicants do not have to submit a song to register their interest and can be from any country.
If applicants have a demo of the song they want to perform they must abide by the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest; does not exceed three minutes long, does not contain any insults, political or discriminatory content or violates copyright laws. The language choice is completely open. In addition songs cannot have been commercially released before September 1st 2018.
NDR will reveal more details of their selection process for next years competition in the coming months. The broadcaster has already confirmed that they will be holding songwriting camps for the competition.
Michael Schulte finished 4th in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 for Germany, he scored a total of 340 points. The singer performed “You Let Me Walk Alone” and brought the nation their best result since Lena won the competition in 2010.
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.