The Germans will pick their Eurovision entry in the beginning of March and the preparations are in full speed. The wildcard submission period has ended an hour ago as 1213 videos were uploaded to NDR’s Eurovision website.
The best ten acts from the web submission will perform live in the Großen Freiheit 36 club in Hamburg on February 19th. The show’s winner will get a ticket to the German national final that will be held on March 5th at the TUI Arena in Hannover, where the German representative will be chosen. Both shows will be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger, just as last year’s shows.
Artists were allowed to upload songs which do not meet the regulations of the Eurovision Song Contest, hence cover songs or old songs were acceptable. In case of qualifying, a new song will be produced for the higher levels of the competition.
You can check out the submissions, as well as find more information and buy tickets to the two shows on NDR’s official website here. You can also try your luck and win tickets to the wildcard final (in German)
Elaiza, the girls who represented Germany in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with Is it right did the same way and got into the German final through the wildcard section. Take a look at their wildcard performance again below
As a Big 5 country, Germany will compete directly in the Grand Final of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on May 23rd.