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Germany: Lena to perform during Unser Lied für Israel

by Stefano Casellini 424 views

Love, oh love! Like her famous Satellite, Lena is back on a Eurovision show. This time not as a competitor but “only” as a special guest. Lena Meyer-Landrut will perform during the German national final!

It was announced today by German media and Eurofans went wild. Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010 with the ironic Satellite, and again German representative on home soil in 2011 in Düsseldorf with Taken by a stranger, Lena will appear once again in a Eurovision show. She will step on stage alongside Michael Schulte (Germany 2018), Revolverheld and Udo Lindenberg, as already announced by ESCToday.

But wait! There’s more

Stars do not come back just for fun. Lena will sing a track from her new album, making this the exact reason why were are all excited to see her back.

Unser Lied für Israel, the German national final, will air on Friday 22 February from Berlin. Barbara Schöneberger and Linda Zervakis will host the show. Seven hopeful acts will battle for the golden ticket to represent Germany in Israel next May. As member of the Big-5, the country is granted a spot in the Grand Final on 18 May.

A combined vote of the international jury panel, the “Eurovision panel” and the televote will decided the winner.

Inclusion is the word

But this is not all! For the first time, German broadcaster NDR will offer a national final accessible to people with hearing or visual impairments, as they plan to be completely barrier-free by using subtitles, audio description and sign language. For the live broadcast of the show on Das Erste and ONE, NDR will produce subtitles and an audio version. The audio version as well as the version in German Sign Language (DGS) will be available on www.eurovision.de. The sign language interpreters will also present the songs and the commentary of Peter Urban.

Before we see her again on stage in February, let’s remember her performing in Oslo, 9 years ago:

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