Twenty prospective German candidates have been selected, and will hone their skills in special Eurovision workshops.
The Eurovision 2018 season is well on its way, and Germany is among the countries that is diligently searching for the perfect Eurovision representative.
Following a few years in which the country landed at the bottom of the scoreboard in the Grand Final, despite solid songs, Germany has made some changes to the national selection.
To add international expertise to the selection process, an international jury joined the music industry professionals in selecting the Eurovision potentials who answered the initial call for entrants.
The international juries have selected 20 artists, who are participating in special Eurovision workshops, honing their skills in dancing, songwriting, performing, and more. The workshops will be led by professionals of the music business, top producers, composers, lyricists and choreographers.
First potential names released
The first names of Germany’s potential Eurovision representatives are also known. Participating in the workshops are predominantly young and upcoming musicians, who combine freshness with professionalism.
Yet, there may be some surprises, as it is rumoured that well-known German artists were also selected, and will be revealed in due course.
As confirmed by Prinz.de, among the candidates are four former The Voice of Germany participants: the first ever winner of The Voice of Germany Ivy Quainoo, who currently resides in New York and is working on her musical career, Danyal Demir, Lara Trautmann a.k.a Lara Loft, and Vinh Khuat.
Also selected: the a-capella band VoXXclub, who are very popular in the genre “New Folk Music”, the musical trio LauraAubreyWanja (although they will choose a band name soon), consisting of the singers Laura Kästel, Aubrey Bacani and Wanja Janeva, bringing soulful close harmony vocals, and the duo ZweiLand, Jay Oh (winner of Das Supertalent 2015, “The Supertalent 2015”) and Diana Schneider (Big Brother, Köln 50667), singing in both German and English.
Furthermore: Xavier Darcy, a British-French singer-songwriter living in Munich, Boris Alexander Stein, also a former The Voice of Germany-participant, who performs electro-soul music and will choose a stage-name, and a “mystery band”, who will be revealed in due time.
The other selected artists will also be revealed in the coming weeks, and according to rumours, more well-known names are included.
From the 20 potentials, 5 will eventually proceed to the live show of Germany’s national selection for Eurovision 2018.
Germany at Eurovision 2017
Germany was represented by Levina (Isabella Lueen) at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. With her entry Perfect life, the artist placed 25th out of 26 contestants in the Grand Final, receiving 6 points.