NDR has announced today that it will broadcast two shows to determine the German winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
Germany joins an expanding list of countries that will allow the public to vote for its winner of the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Two shows will be held:
- May 6 – World Wide Wohnzimmer – das ESC Halbfinale 2020
- May 16 – Eurovision Song Contest 2020 – das deutsche Finale live aus der Elbphilharmonie
World Wide Wohnzimmer – das ESC Halbfinale 2020
A semi-final will be held on May 6 in which the music videos of all forty-one Eurovision 2020 entries will be presented. The show will be hosted by Dennis and Benni of “World Wide Wohnzimmer” with the support of commentator Peter Urban.
Viewers will be invited to vote for their favourites via televoting and online voting. Their results will be combined with the 100 member Eurovision jury that helped to select Germany’s representative for the 2020 contest.
The ten acts that receive the highest number of points will progresse to the Grand Final on May 16. The show is being broadcast on ONE, ARD Mediathek, funk.net, the YouTube channel of “World Wide Wohnzimmer” and on eurovision.de.
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 – das deutsche Finale live aus der Elbphilharmonie
The Grand Final will be held on May 16 and will be broadcast live from the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. Hosted by Barbara Schöneberger, the show will feature live performances from some of the ten finalists, plus Ben Dolic will reveal what would have been his staging at Eurovision 2020.
The show will be commentated on by Peter Urban and Michael Schulte, with Michael performing during the interval. The winner will be determined entirely by the German public.
The show will be broadcast from 20:00 on Das Erste and Eurovision.de.
Germany will be broadcasting Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light on a one hour delay. The show will be commentated on Peter Urban and Michael Schulte.
Following Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, viewers in Germany will be able to rewatch the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 and see Lena’s victory all over again.