BonnVoice will represent Germany at Eurovision Choir of the Year 2019 following their victory in Der beste Chor im Westen last night.
Germany has selected their participants for Eurovision Choir of the Year 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden. BonnVoice won the final of
Der beste Chor im Westen which was broadcast on WDR last night. The choir beat off competition from four other choirs in the final which was broadcast live by WDR, and made it through to the super final.
The winner of the show was selected by a combination of jury vote and public televote. On the jury were; Natalie Horler (Lead singer of Cascada), Jane Comerford (Lead singer of Texas Lightning), Rolf Schmitz-Malburg (WDR radio choir) and Giovanni Zarrella (singer and presenter). The jury voted for Flow from Aachen as their favourites, while the public voted for BonnVoice with 49.3% of the vote.
The final of Der beste Chor im Westen was watched by 620,000 viewers with a 10.2% share of the audience. The results show was viewed by 850,000 viewers with a share of 14.9%.
Jazzchor Freiburg represented Germany at Eurovision Choir of the Year in 2017. Germany did not place within the top three, however the contest did receive television coverage on WDR, SWR, SR and ARTE. To date the only nations to have confirmed their participation in next years contest are;
- Belgium – RTBF
- Germany – WDR
- Romania – TVR
- Switzerland – RTS
- Wales – S4C
ERR the national broadcaster of Estonia has confirmed that they will not be participating in Eurovision Choir of the Year 2019.
Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 was won by Carmen Manet from Slovenia. The choir performed two pieces during their six minutes on stage and beat off competition from eight other choirs from across Europe. Wales finished second in the final, while the host nation of Latvia finished third. The contest was broadcast live in ten countries across Europe and across the world online.