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.