NDR has confirmed that it will release information regarding the German selection process at the end of January.
The German broadcaster NDR has confirmed to ESC Greenroom that it will reveal information about the nation’s selection process at the end of January. To date NDR has not revealed any information about how it will select the German entry for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
The lack of announcements to date from NDR has lead to increasing speculation that the broadcaster may have opted for an internal selection. Germany has not selected both its entrant and song for the contest internally since 2009, when Alex Swings Oscar Sings finished 20th in Moscow with “Miss Kiss Kiss Bang”.
ESC Kompakt previously reported that that NDR has focused on choosing songs for the Eurovision Song Contest first and then finding the suitable artist for the song.
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 Greenroom
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.