ESC Deutschland has confirmed that more details regarding Germany’s Eurovision 2020 participation will be revealed on February 10.
One week before Unser Lied für Rotterdam will be broadcast, NDR will reveal more details of Germany’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. NDR had previously stated it would reveal more details about Germany’s participation at the end of January, but did not release any information.
Unser lied für Rotterdam is set to be broadcast at 21:30 CET on ARD One and will be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger, who has been the German spokesperson since 2015 and the host for the German national final since 2014. ARD One has previously broadcast semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest. The program is not due to be broadcast live but instead will be “a time-delayed transmission from Hamburg”. The show is also only due to air for 45 minutes.
ESC Kompakt previously reported that an internal selection was as good as certain for Germany. This means that for the first time since 2009, the German public will not have a say in either the singer or song that will compete at the Eurovision Song Contest.
It has been reported that a multi stage selection has been held behind closed doors, following a similar format to that of Switzerland last year. The format used both a domestic and international jury to vet potential singers and songs, without the use of a televised selection process.
Source: ESC Deutschland
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.