The German Eurovision preview shows Songcheck have been scrapped due to budget cuts at NDR.
Germany will not hold a Eurovision preview show this year assessing the chances of the songs competing in the Eurovision Song Contest. Thomas Schreiber confirmed to ESC Kompakt that Songcheck is not being produced this year due to budget cuts at the German broadcaster NDR.
While Songcheck has been scrapped, Eurovision.de is still doing reaction videos to all of the 39 competing entries. Among the people reacting to this years, songs are Jane Comerford who represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 as part of Texas Lightning.
Three Eurovision preview shows are being held this year across Europe:
- Finland – Viisukupla – Eurovisionsbubblan
- Norway – Adresse Rotterdam
- Iceland – Alla leið
Image source: NDR | 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 246 points overall.