The German broadcasters NDR is looking for 100 Jury members to help select its entry for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.
NDR has started the search for its successor to Jendrik, to find both a singer and song for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. NDR is looking for 100 members of the public to join its jury that is used to both review candidates and potential songs for next year’s Eurovision.
Those wanting to apply can do so here, you must be a resident in Germany to be a jury member. Each potential jury member must rank and review some of this year’s Eurovision 2021 entries. This will give NDR an overview of each applicant’s music tastes.
Jendrik was chosen by a jury behind closed doors. In 2021 year’s selection artists were given the opportunity to better showcase their abilities to perform on stage. This year’s performances in the selection were filmed on stage with lighting and multiple cameras. They were also allowed to be joined by dancers, backing singers, and props. The change in the rules for the videos means that the jurors were better able to assess both the song and stage presence of artists.
Who is Jendrik?
On February 6 the German broadcaster announced that 26-year-old Jendrik Sigwart had been internally selected to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam. The singer scored 11.82 out of 12 points from the two juries that helped picked him.
Jendrik Sigwart was born in Hamburg and is the second eldest of 4 siblings. At a young age, he began to play piano and violin and has also learned how to play the ukulele. After he finished high school, he went on to attend the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences where he studied Musical Theatre. Jendrik has appeared in musicals such as “Grease” and “Peter Pan”, alongside writing his own songs on the ukulele.
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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 246 points overall.