The preparations for the revolutionary German national selection project for Eurovision 2018 are well and truly underway! Via a previous report, we had informed you about the process that the national broadcaster NDR is going to follow in order to pick their next Eurovision hopeful.
Germany needs you! Anyone can apply!
What comes next is that ARD and NDR have already opened a platform where anyone interested in joining the 100-member European jury should add his details and spend a few minutes to answer to some questions about his music preferences.
As already decided, the 100 members of the European panel will participate in the pre-selection of all candidates through to the final vote on the TV show to choose the next German Eurovision entry. It’s impossible for a jury member to apply as a participant.
NDR will be compiling the European panel with the support of Simon-Kutcher and Partners, experts for complex data models, and accompanied by the voting and app experts at Digame mobile.
Ηere is the broadcaster’s announcement in detail:
We are looking for you!
Support us in the selection of the next ESC candidate for Germany and join the 100-member European Panel Jury!
As part of the jury, you decide from the pre-selection of the candidates to the final vote in the German televised national final which ESC candidate Germany will send to Lisbon in 2018.
We want to get to know you better. You’ll have to spend 15 minutes showing 2 x 6 video ratings of your musical taste.
With a little luck you can even win one of two iPads!
We wish you success!
Do you want to join Germany’s project? Feel free to enter the platform!
Germany at Eurovision
Germany was one of the 7 countries which competed in the very first Eurovision Song Contest edition in 1956. They hold a record number of 61 participations, as they have not missed any contest since, with the exception of 1996.
The first Eurovision victory for the nation came in 1982, when singer Nicole won the throphy with her entry Ein bisschen Frieden in Harrogate. Following this success, the Germans enjoyed their second and latest 1st placing in 2010, achieved by the young singer Lena Meyer-Landrut, singing her pop song Satellite.
In 2017, the country held the national selection Unser Song 2017 (Our 2017 song) and was won by Levina and the entry Perfect life, written by Lindsey Ray, Lindy Robbins, Dave Bassett. Germany participated automatically in the Grand Final of Kyiv, as a member of the Big 5. Eventually they came 25th out of 26 acts with 6 points.