KiKA has revealed a week of Junior Eurovision programming ahead of Germany’s debut in the contest.
KiKA is promoting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 heavily as the broadcaster looks ahead to its debut next Sunday evening. A variety of shows throughout the week will bring viewers all they need to know about the contest, Susan and Germany’s debut.
KIKA Live Junior ESC will see viewers in Germany learn more about Susan and her journey to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest from the day she was selected as the German participant.
Dein Song für Warschau is a two part documentary showing the process of how Levant Geiger created this years German entry and selecting the German singer. Then in episode two how Susan has worked to represent Germany.
Junior ESC – Countdown will feature Bürger Lars Dietrich and Jessica Schöne discussing all of the twelve competing entries in this years contest. A total of five shows will be broadcast culminating in two live shows on November 29 at 15:35 CET and 16:35 CET.
Following the contest there will be a 15 minute special reacting to the contest featuring Susan giving her thoughts on the show.
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: NDR / Mairena Torres Schuster / 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.