The German Eurovision preview shows Songcheck have been reintroduced at NDR, as requested by the viewers.
Eurovision.de reports that the show will be back after a one year hiatus which was due to budget cuts. A survey, conducted among 2000 German fans revealed that they would like to see the return of the preview show on NDR.
Four shows will be held examine and rate the songs, airing at the following dates:
- Wednesday, 20th April 2022, 20.15 CET
- Thursday, 21st April 2022, 20.15 CET
- Friday, 22nd April 2022, 20.15 CET
- Saturday, 23rd April 2022, 20.15 CET
All shows will be broadcast at Eurovision.de. Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegler will host the shows after having done so since 2018.
Eurovision. de also reports that similarly to 2017, a documentary will be made about the pre-selection and its winner.
Image source: EBU / Thomas Hanses | Source: Eurovision.de
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.