Barbara Schöneberger will return as the German spokesperson at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
It has been revealed that Barbara Schöneberger will be revealing the points from the German jury in Tel Aviv next Saturday. She 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. Alongside this, she will also host the post contest show “Grand Prix Party” live after the final has finished.
Barbara is an actress, comedian and television host, having hosted the German selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest between 2015 and 2017. During this time Barbara has also taken on the role of the spokesperson for Germany, following in the steps of Lena, Thomas Hermanns and Anke Engelke.
Who are S!sters?
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.
S!ster were a late addition to the German selection process, with NDR having to work to find two singers who would fit the song. Carlotta Truman and Laurita had both applied to take part in the German selection in 2018 and 2019 and were brought together by the broadcaster to perform the song.
Carlotta Truman had applied as part of Carlotta & The Truman Show who placed 53rd out of 1,000 with the Eurovision jury. Carlotta was shortlisted as a potential back up singer, should an appropriate song be found
Laurita had applied alongside her sister and a friend as part of the group Diamonds. They finished second in the judging round of the 2018 selection beating Michael Schulte who eventually went on to represent Germany in Lisbon.
Source: ESC Kompakt
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.