The songwriting camp for Unser Lied für Israel begins tomorrow in Berlin, as the search for Germany’s Eurovision 2019 entry continues.
Prinz ESC-Blog has revealed that Unser Lied für Israel will be the name of the German selection for Eurovision 2019. The reveal comes as the songwriting camp for the German selection process begins tomorrow in Berlin. The Up to this point the German selection process had been provisionally known as Unser Lied für Tel Aviv.
The songwriting camp will take place in Berlin from Monday until Friday, with the six finalists working with songwriters to find their songs for Unser Lied für Israel. The songs that the finalists will perform at Unser Lied für Israel do not have to come exclusively from the songwriting camp, with NDR allowing artists to present their own songs or songs that were created outside of the camp at the contest.
The participants in Unser Lied für Israel are expected to be presented before the end of 2018. The final of Unser Lied für Israel is set to be held in February, with Barbara Schoneberger returning as the host of the German national final.
Source: Prinz ESC-Blog
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.