NDR, the German broadcaster has confirmed to Esctoday.com that Germany will compete at the forthcoming 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Austria next year.
Thus Germany joins Austria, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Ireland, Switzerland and Denmark in the list of countries that have confirmed their participation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest scheduled to be held in Austria next year.
The broadcaster is yet to announce the method and mechanism it will use its Eurovision act and entry for Eurovision 2015. More details regarding the 2015 German Eurovision project will be released in the coming months.
In 2014 NDR opted for a national final in order to select their Eurovision act and entry. Elaiza won the 2014 German Eurovision national final and won the right to represent Germany at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with their entry Is it right?.
Germany debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and was one of the founder members of the contest, having won the event twice in 1982 with Nicole’s Ein Bisschen Frieden and in 2010 with Lena’s Satellite. Germany has only missed participating at the Eurovision Song Contest once, in 1996, when they missed out in the preselection round. After that it was decided that the so-called Big 5 countries get an automatic entry to the final every year.