According to ESC Kompakt, the German artist Jendrik Sigwart may be Germany’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
The singer and actor has published several posts on Instagram which suggest that he has submitted a song with a music video in order to represent Germany at Eurovision. However it is unclear how far he might have got in the selection process or whether he is the chosen artist.
Who is Jendrik?
Jendrik Sigwart, who has studied Musical Theatre at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences has appeared in several plays such as “Hairspray”, “La Cage aux Folles“ and „Berlin, Berlin“. Beside acting, Jendrik also enjoys writing songs which he performs on his ukulele.
The short clip which Jendrik uploaded suggests that the submitted song is catchy and fun. Besides that, ESC Kompakt described it as “something between Stefan Raab and Daði Freyr”.
In his latest Instagram post Jendrik stated that the music video would be released at some point in 2021 which implies that he might be the predecessor of Ben Dolic.
Similar to 2020, the German broadcaster NDR is holding the selection process behind closed doors. Head of Delegation Alexandra Wolfslast confirmed in the NDR podcast ESC Update that the act who will represent Germany in Rotterdam has been chosen. An exact date for the reveal of the chosen artist and song is yet to be announced.
Image Source: Kulturzentrum BiM / Source: ESC Kompakt
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.