Germany is getting closer and closer to finding their Eurovision act 2021. After an automatic nomination of Ben Dolic, Germany’s representative 2020, has been denied, the responsible broadcaster NDR is going to do an internal selection process just like last time, consisting of an Eurovision jury made by music experts and Eurovision fans and an international jury from former Eurovision jury members. Unlike other years, the German public itself has no influence on the result. Based on the poor results at Eurovision in previous years (except Michael Schulte’s 4th place in 2018) a change of the selection process was necessary.
Even though the German act will be selected soon, that doesn’t necessarily mean an immediate announcement. Ben Dolic said in an interview that his nomination has been made months before the actual announcement on 27th February 2020. So a long gap between the decision and public announcement can be expected again.
According to ESC Kompakt, the final stages of Germany’s Eurovision 2020 selection process is coming to a close. They have reported that the acts who have made it to the end have already recorded their potential Eurovision songs in Cologne.
Ben Dolic was supposed to represent Germany for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam with the song Violent Thing. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this did not happen. Dolic decided that he won’t apply again for the German selection process 2021. Therefore, Germany will be one of the few countries with a different artist for 2021. Last time Germany competed in Eurovision was 2019 with the song Sister by the duo S!sters. With 24 points in total, they finished in 25th place. So far, Germany has chalked up two victories, 1982 with Ein bisschen Frieden by Nicole and 2010 with Satellite by Lena.
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