Germany: Eurovision 2022 participation confirmed; NDR commences selection preparations
The German national broadcaster, NDR, has confirmed participation in Eurovision 2022 and has commenced preparations for next year's selection.
Germany marks the first country to confirm its participation in the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, even though the 2021 contest is ahead.
NDR has kicked off preparations by starting its search for the fans that will form the 100 member jury that will contribute to the selection of next year's German Eurovision act and song.
The German broadcaster is seeking for peope whose taste in music resembles to that of the contest's audience. In order to achieve this purpose NDR has launched a special online platform in which music clips are displayed with fans having to rate them and cast a ranking.
The 100 fans who will manage to stand out for their taste in Eurovision will join the jury that will contribute in selecting the next Eurovision representative.
The deadline for fans to apply ends on April 7, 2021.
NDR will be following the same internal selection format for Eurovision 2022 with two bodies of juries determining the act and entry. Thus a 100 member jury consisted of fans along with a 20 member jury formed by international music experts will be responsible to select the country's 2022 Eurovision act and entry.
Germany in Eurovision
Germany is one of the Big-5 countries and qualifies directly to the Eurovision Grand final. The country has participated in every edition of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956, with one year’s exception back in 1996. The country has won the competition twice, namely in 1982 and 2010.
In 2018 Germany placed 4th in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with Michael Schulte‘s You let me walk alone , while in 2019 the duo Sisters represented the country and finished second last in the 25th place of the grand final.
Ben Dolic was internally selected to represent Germany at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with his entry Violent Thing. Unfortunately young act never had the chance to complete his Eurovision journey as the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic.
This year Jendrick Sigwart will defend the German colors in Rotterdm with his song "i don't feel hate'.
News Source: eurovision.de