Germany: Xavier Naidoo to Stockholm!

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German broadcaster NDR has announced today that Xavier Naidoo will represent Germany at the forthcoming 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

NDR has gone internal this year in order to select its Eurovision act. Xavier Naidoo will have the honour of flying the German flag at the upcoming  Eurovision Song Contest.

German is the 5th country that has opted for an internal selection for Stockholm 2016, thus joining Armenia, The Netherlands, Cyprus and Montenegro all of whom have already announced their acts for Eurovision 2016.

The 2016 German entry will be selected via a televised song selection show Unser song für Xavier scheduled to be held on Thursday 18 February and aired live on Das Erste at 20:15 CET.  The German audience will be responsible to select the 2016 German Eurovision entry for Stockholm. A total of 6 songs will battle for the golden ticket to Eurovision 2016 in the show.

A special committee consisting of music experts will select the 6 pontential entries for the German song selection show on 15 December. The 6 songs will be performed live by Xavier during the show. The 2011 German Eurovision winner Lena and 2 other music experts will evaluate the entries during the show, but the resposibility of selecting the German Eurovision song for Stockholm will lie entirely in the hands of the German audienve via a 100% televoting deliberation.

The host of  Unser song für Xavier will be revealed by NDR in due course.

About Xavier Naidoo

Xavier Naidoo is among Germany’s most sought after artists enjoying much fame and name both at home in Germany and overseas. The multi talented German artist is an acclaimed R&B and soul singer, songwriter, music producer and actor in his homeland.

Xavier has a great repertoire behind him having released a total of 12 albums in Germany.

In 2015 German opted for a national selection in order to select its Eurovision act for Vienna. Ann Sophie was awarded the golden ticket to Austria with her entry Black smoke.

Germany is one of the founder members of the Eurovision Song Contest having debuted in the event in 1956. The country has won the competition twice, in 1982 with Nicole and in 2010 with Lena.

The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 10, 12 and 14 May at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

Stay tuned to ESCToday for the latest news on Germany and the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

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  • Jack Sparroff

    Naidoo is known in Germany for his affinity to conspiracy theories and far-right groups like the “Reichsbürgerbewegung” which claims, that modern Germany doesn’t exist legally. They belief that the “Reich” still exists but is occupied by the USA and others. Further there are accusations that he is close to anti-semitism because he published a song with anti-semitic undertones. Therefore the nomination is highly controversial, there are two online-petitions which collected together moire then 10,000 signers in a few hours.

  • else kling

    He is the victim of a smear-campaign as he has always freely spoken against injustice in our system.The accusations could not be further away from the truth.He is a very lovely person and people in Germany have liked him and his music for decades.It is absurd how everything he says or does is getting put on the mainstream news in a wrong context to make him look bad.He does a lot for charity,against child-abuse and for humankind altogether. Get to know him and his music yourself,he is one of the nicest persons in Germany,with a straight backbone and he was never bothered about pleasing people.Majority of his songs are about peace,love and freedom for all mankind.

  • Jack Sparroff

    Maybe he is a nice and lovely person in private. But that doesn’t deny the fact, that he supported (and maybe still supports) far-right conspiracy theories. This isn’t a “campaign”, you can read and hear his crude statements everywhere, like this:

    “No, we are not free, Germany is still a occupied country. Germany still hasn’t yet a peace treaty and therefore Germany is not a real country and not free”

    He also mixed up homosexuality with pedophilia in the lyrics for his song “Wo sind Sie jetzt”