The final phase of the German selection for Eurovision 2021 is underway, with the act and song set to be chosen.
ESC Kompakt reports that the final stage of the German selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is underway. The acts that have made their way to the final stage of the selection have recorded their potential songs in Cologne and it is now up to the Eurovision jury and International jury to select a winner.
The Eurovision jury is formed of 100 people from the music industry and Eurovision fans, who have similar taste to the European viewers of the contest. These jurors have been involved throughout the selection process so may be hearing the songs and acts a number of times up to this point.
The International jury is formed of past Eurovision jurors and will be hearing the songs for the first time. The votes of the International jury and the Eurovision jury will be combined to select an overall winner, who will represent Germany in 2021.
Ben Dolic will not be competing to represent Germany at Eurovision 2021, he decided not to try to compete having been selected for the 2020 contest. The singer explained that ‘It has been a hard and a difficult decision to make, but the right one at this moment in time.’
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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.