NDR, the German national broadcaster has informed Esctoday.com that the 2013 German national final will be held next February, and will be televised live on ARD Das Erste at 20.15 hrs. The date, the venue and host city, along with further details regarding the method and mechanism of the 2013 German national final will be revealed by NDR in due course.
Esctoday.com has learned that the 2013 German selection will consist of only 1 televised show as NDR will not be collaborating with private German channel Pro7 in its quest to select the German Eurovision entry and representative as in previous years, when a series of heats and semifinals preceeded the final.
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
Stay tuned to Esctoday.com for the latest news on Germany and its 2013 Eurovision national final.
source: Esctoday.com, NDR