As announced earlier, for the first time since 1995 the German entry in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest will be selected internally. The deadline for submitting songs has now passed and it has been announced that song and performer will be announced during the first half of February.
Head of delegation Ralf Quibeldy says: "We have received a high number of interesting applications … the jury now has a lot to look at and of course to listen to." Once the song is selected, Quibeldy will appear in a special online chat to discuss the decision. The song and performer will be presented on the broadcaster's official website eurovision.de as soon as they are selected.
Germany has taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest since the first edition in 1956. In recent years, the country was not very succesful finishing in the second half of the scoreboard every year since 2005. Last year, girl group No Angels finished 23rd and hence equal last with Disappear.