Germany national selection for the country’s Eurovision entry starts today. A wildcard to the final will be granted tonight to one of the ten acts that earned their participation in the Clubkonzert.
About the show
The German broadcaster NDR called for artists to submit their videos and therefore apply to compete for the wildcard and be the eighth participant to join the already 7 confirmed entries for the show Eurovision Song Contest 2015 – Unser Song für Österreich, the German national final for the entrant that will represent the country in Vienna in May.
The submission was closed early in January. Around 1270 videos were submitted, and ten out of all those have been selected to compete.
These are the entries that will fight tonight for the last available place in the final:
- Aden – We are on fire
- Alisson Bonnefoy – Burning down
- Ann Sophie – Jump the gun
- Ason – Hey you
- Klangpoet – 4 u
- Lars Pinkwart – Tornado
- Louisa Teichmann – Boomerang
- Moonjos – Haggard heart
- Sendi Hoxha – Battlefield
- Sophie – Imperfection
The winner will be voted only by the audience through televoting.
You can find more information (in German), pictures and videos of the artists here.
The show will be host by Barbara Schöneberger. Janin Reinhardt will be with the participants in the Green Room.
The musical guest of the Clubkonzert will be Mark Foster, who made also the call for the video applications.
How to watch
The German Clubkonzert will be broadcast live from the Grossen Freiheit 36 Convention Center in Hamburg, Germany. The show starts at 22:00 CET and it can be followed through the following channels:
- ARD’s digital channel Einsfestival
- Webcast on eurovision.de
USFÖ 2015 Agenda
- 19/02 USFÖ Clubkonzert
- 05/03 USFÖ Final
The story so far
Germany is the country that no other has surpassed when it comes to the number of participations. It counts two victories so far, in 1982 with Nicole and Ein bisschen frieden, and in 2010 with Satellite performed by Lena.
As a Big 5 country, Germany qualifies directly to the Eurovision Grand Final.
Germany was represented in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest by the band Elaiza with Is it right. The band earned its right to be in Copenhagen by winning the national final after having earned the wildcard last year. Will the story repeat itself in 2015…?