The German Head of Delegation has confirmed that NDR is reviewing its selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Head of Delegation Alexandra Wolfslast has confirmed to ESC Kompakt that NDR will be reviewing its selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022. Since 2020 Germany has used a jury system to select their entrant, this sees a 100 member public jury and a Eurovision jury formed of past acts and jurors voting for their favourite entry.
When asked why the selection method has worked for Switzerland and not for Germany, Ms Wolfslast added:
Any explanation would be pure speculation. The fact is that the same procedure obviously works extremely well in Switzerland, but has not earned us a good ranking.
She went on to say that:
I think it is easy to understand why we are now self-critically reviewing the current selection process and considering what we can do differently in the NDR in the future.
Germany finished 25th in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, finishing second last for a second consecutive contest. Jendrik scored a total of 3 points from the juries with the song “I Don’t Feel Hate”.
Image Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses | 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.