NDR has confirmed that Peter Urban will once again be the German commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest this year in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Peter Urban will be returning as the “Voice” of the Eurovision Song Contest again this year in Tel Aviv. Peter Urban has provided commentary for Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1997. He has only once missed the Eurovision Song Contest when it was held in Moscow in 2009. Peter was forced to stay at home due to illness at the time of the contest.
Barbara Schöneberger will also be hosting the Countdown für Tel Aviv live from the Hamburg Reeperbahn. This will be the seventh year running that Barbara has hosted the show which is broadcast is the 45 minutes before the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Barbara will be also host the post contest show “Grand Prix Party” live after the final has finished.
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.