Jendrik has revealed that he is one of hundreds of singers that has firmed the backing choir for the Icelandic entry for Eurovision 2021.
Jendrik who will be representing Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has revealed that he also appears on the backing track for this year’s Icelandic entry. He is one of the hundreds of singers that have formed the backing choir for Daði og Gagnamagnið’s entry “10 Years”.
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In mid-January Daði Freyr invited the public to record their vocals for a snippet of his song. Hundreds of people from across the world’s voices were combined together to create the choir for the song.
This is likely the first time that the lead singer of a competing entry is also featuring on the backing track of another competing countries song at the Eurovision Song Contest.
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.