It was earlier announced by the German broadcaster NDR that the German Eurovision commentator since 1997 will be once again the well-known to Eurovision and pop music expert, the 69-year old Peter Urban. Peter undertakes this role for the 20th time and becomes one of the people who have been commentators of the event for the most times, such as Terry Wogan.
One more legend of Eurovision
Germany may have relatively poor results at Eurovision in the last years, but the interest of the German audience remains high. One of the reasons is surely the commentary of Peter Urban, “The Voice of Eurovision”, as he’s called. Since his first time in 1997, he has missed only one contest, in 2009, due to a surgery. Right after Germany won Eurovision in 2010, he was on stage to conduct an interview with Lena.
Here you can enjoy Peter’s commentary in the 2013 contest:
About his role to Eurovision for one more time, Peter commented:
It is a great feeling to have brought the Eurovision Song Contest to so many people in Germany in my own way – and this is still exciting after 20 years and will bring a lot of fun to me and hopefully also to the TV audience!
The ARD Entertainment Coordinator, Thomas Schreiber, stated:
61 shows of the Eurovision Song Contest with German participation, as a comment 20 times the sound of Peter Urban – loving, a bit pointed and always the knowledgeable Peter Urban polarized – for many, he is indispensable, some annoy Peter Urban is not only ‘The Voice of Eurovision’, but also a passionate and knowledgeable person on two legs.
Germany is the country with the most participations in the Eurovision Song Contest; this will be the 61st out of 62 editions. The country has won it twice; in 1982 and in 2010. This year, Das Erste and Deutsche Welle broadcasters will also broadcast live the Grand Final globally.
You may rate this year’s German entrant Levina and her song Perfect life here.
As a member of the Big 5, Germany will take part automatically in the Grand Final of 13 May.