Nina Kutschera has revealed that NDR has informed her that she has not been selected to compete to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Nina Kutschera has revealed on social media today that she has not been selected to compete in Unser Lied Für Tel Aviv. Nina who rose to fame as a participant in the first season of The Voice of Germany in 2011, was one of twenty singers to be shortlisted for the live auditions round in Cologne, earlier this month. She posted on Facebook that;
I just got a call from (NDR). For me it was not enough and the live show takes place without me. It is perfectly ok for me! I’m not sad, although a bit disappointed – but! I saw how strong we are here. None of the communities (and the others are all bigger) rocked so much and spread love as ours! For that I am infinitely grateful! I’ve seen exactly who is behind me and I’m very proud of it ❤️ Thanks for all your support. All this has given me wings.
The search for songs to take part in the German selection will get underway in October once the final list of singers has been determined. In November a series of songwriting workshops will then be held with the aim of selecting all of the competing songs before Christmas.
Source: Nina Kutschera
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.