ESC Kompakt reports that changes have been made to the way in which NDR is approaching the Eurovision Song Contest.
Following a disappointing result for Germany in Tel Aviv, NDR has changed the focus of its selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. ESC Kompakt reports that that NDR has focused on choosing songs for the Eurovision Song Contest first and then finding the suitable artist for the song.
To date the selection process has seen jurors evaluate song and artist combinations. Currently the Eurovision jury and International jury have begun working through a number of artist and song combinations, with between 20 and 50 songs in the running.
It is not yet known whether NDR will organise a televised selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, or will opt for their first internal selection since 2009.
In 2019 S!sters placed 24th in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, and failed to receive any points from the public televote.
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.