Bürger Lars Dietrich has been named as the German commentator for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Warsaw.
NDR and KiKA have today announced that Bürger Lars Dietrich will be the German commentator for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. He will be commentating on the contest live from the NDR studios in Hamburg. He alongside Jessica Schöne will be presenting a number of shows about Junior Eurovision in the run up to the contest next month.
Bürger Lars will be known to viewers on KiKA as a presenter on ‘Dien Song’ of which this years German songwriter is a winner. He has prior experience at the Eurovision Song Contest having reported for Eurovision.de at both the 2016 and 2017 contests.
Who is Susan?
Susan is a thirteen-year-old singer and will be the first person to represent Germany at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She was selected out of five hopefuls, by a professional jury consisting of producer Martin Haas, vocal coach Michele Huesmann, Levent Geiger, who composed Susan’s song, and Max Mutzke, who represented Germany in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest.
The singer is no stranger to competitions, having participated in New Wave Junior 2017, Slavianski Bazaar Junior 2018 (alongside Ukraine’s Oleksandr Balabanov), and most recently, The Voice Kids this year as part of Eurovision winner Lena’s team. Her favourite Eurovision song is Ukraine’s 2016 winning song “1944” by Jamala.
Susan will sing “Stronger With You” at this year’s contest.
Image Source: Total / Source: Eurovision.de
Germany was due to participate in both the 2003 and 2004 contest but later withdrew. Despite this, a German delegation was sent to observe the contest on multiple occasions, including 2013, 2014 and and 2019. NDR also broadcast the 2015 and 2016 contests online. Germany is the last of the Big 5 nations to compete in the contest. Of not as well is that Viki Gabor, winner of Junior Eurovision 2019, was born in Germany.