Christoph Pellander is set to leave his role as the Head of Delegation for Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest in July.
The current Head of Delegation for Germany, Christoph Pellander will be leaving the role in July. Mr Pellander who has been in the role since the preparations for Eurovision 2018 will be moving on to a new role as rge Head of the Editorial and Program Management department of ARD Degeto.
Thomas Schreiber the Head of Entertainment at NDR commented:
What an incredible task — Congratulations, dear Christoph! One has to grab such a chance, good luck. We will surely miss you at the Eurovision Song Contest as much as on other projects — but I’m glad to work with you in your new role at Degeto.
S!sters were selected to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in a tight voting sequence. Makeda was the favourite of the International Jury whereas Aly Ryan got top points from the Eurovision jury. Sisters took top points from the public vote and won on overall points.
Barbara Schöneberger and Linda Zervakis hosted the event live from Berlin, with Peter Urban commentating on the show live from the studio.
Five artists performed during the interval including Michael Schulte who represented Germany in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest where he finished in 4th place with his entry “You Let Me Walk Alone.” He was joined by Lena, who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 for Germany with “Satellite” and returned in 2011, singing “Taken By A Stranger.” The other guest performers were Andreas Bourani, Udo Lindenberg and Revolverhead.
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.