Germany recorded its largest audience for a Eurovision Semi-Final since 2016 last night on ONE.
700,000 viewers watched the first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 last night on ONE. The show drew in an audience well above the average for ONE with an audience share of 4.1%. The number of viewers for the first Semi-Final was also up 300,000 on the equivalent show in 2019.
Viewing figures for Semi-Finals in Germany:
- 2016 – Semi-Final One – 953,000
- 2016 – Semi-Final Two – Unknown
- 2017 – Semi-Final One – 560,000
- 2017 – Semi-Final Two – 570,000
- 2018 – Semi-Final One – 390,000
- 2018 – Semi-Final Two – 470,000
- 2019 – Semi-Final One – 400,000
- 2019 – Semi-Final Two – 680,000
Who is Jendrik?
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.
Image Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses | Source: DWDL
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.