Alexandra Wolfsladt has confirmed that the German act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has been chosen.
The act that will represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, Netherlands has been chosen. Head of Delegation, confirmed that the artist for the contest has been chosen and that planning for the contest in May is in full force. Ms Wolfsladt stated on ESC Update that the date of the reveal of the German representative has not yet been decided.
The German representative for 2021 was selected using a Eurovision jury and International jury. The Eurovision jury was 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 was formed of past Eurovision jurors and would 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.
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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.