Jendrik Sigwart has been selected to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam.
Following the announcement on February 6th, the schedule of the German public broadcaster ARD reveals that the song will premiere on February 25th at 17.55 CET. The show which will present Germany’s Eurovision song is called Eurovsion Song Contest – Unser Lied für Rotterdam (Our Song for Rotterdam).
The short presentation of the song and the music video will be shown between 17.55-18.00 CET, according to ESC kompakt. The artist has posted short glimpses from the music video already which he has recorded himself.
Jendrik will also perform on February 26th, at 22.00 CET on Barbara Schöneberger’s talkshow on NDR. Schöneberger has been both Germany’s spokesperson at Eurovision and has hosted the country’s pre-selection show several times before.
Who is Jendrik?
Jendrik Sigwart comes from Hamburg and has been playing music since a young age. Following high school he went on to attend Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences where he studied musical theatre. He has one on to write his own music and songs. The song that Jendrik will perform was written by him on the ukulele.
Source: ESC-Kompakt.de / Image source: NDR
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.