NDR is set to increase the size of the German Eurovision selection, with up to ten artists taking part in next years final.
NDR has revealed more details of their plans for their selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Following the closure of the submissions window later this year, the twenty best applicants as selected by two juries. The two juries are the Eurovision jury formed of 100 members of the public, and a jury formed of 20 to 30 international music experts. These twenty applicants will be invited to a one to two day professional music camp. There they work with successful musicians and vocal coaches to prepare for a possible Eurovision performance.
Once the camp has ended videos will be produced by all participants of their songs and performances to enable an objective comparison. These videos will be shown again to the two juries. The two juries will then decide on between eight and ten acts to go through to another music camp to work with internationally renowned singers, composers and songwriters to find the perfect song for Eurovision.
In 2018 six singers performed in the German selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. The six artists and their songs were;
- Natia Todua – My Own Way
- Ryk – You and I
- voXXclub – I mog Di so
- Xavier Darcy – Jonah
- Ivy Quainoo – House on Fire
- Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone
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.