German representative for this year’s contest Jendrik Stigwart is going to release his Eurovision 2021 entry tomorrow at 12:00 CET. The music video will be broadcasted at 17:50 CET on the ARD public television. We will be able to see his first performance one day later on February 26th on Barbara Schöneberger’s talk show on NDR at 22:00 CET.
The 26-year-old singer and songwriter from Hamburg studied musical theatre at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. He plays piano, violin and ukulele. In fact, ukulele is his favourite instrument, which he used to compose his Eurovision song.
After last year’s representative Ben Dolic announced that we would not return to Eurovision Song Contest 2021, German public broadcaster NDR decided to use another internal selection, letting the jury choose the song. Among 100 potential songs, Jendrik’s song was the one that impressed them the most.
Germany at Eurovision
Germany participated in the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. The only year they didn’t compete was in 1996 when they then unfortunately failed to make it through the qualifying round.
Germany is one of The Big Five, a group of countries that are automatically qualified to the Grand Final each year. The first German victory was in 1982 when Nicole sang Ein Bisschen Frieden in Harrogate, and the second one in 2011 in Oslo, when Lena triumphed with Satellite.
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