This year’s ‘Ich will zum ESC’ will include fifteen performers, whose names have been made public by German broadcaster NDR. The winner of the six-episode competition show will advance to “Deutsche Finale”, the national final through which Germany’s 2024 Eurovision entry will be selected.
Rea Garvey and Conchita Wurst, the 2014 Eurovision winner, will serve as the contestants’ mentors during this procedure. The participants will either sing original music or covers of songs in the first five episodes. In the sixth and final show, they will perform the song that, if they win, will be performed at the “Deutsche Finale” on February 16.
The 15 artists
Since she was a kid, now twenty-seven-year-old Anne has watched the competition and dreamed of the day she will get to perform on that stage. In the premiere of “Ich will zum ESC,” Anne is going to perform Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”, aiming to impress the audience with her voice as well as her dancing abilities.
22-year-old Bruno, a Regensburg-born independent artist, goes by Apollson. At the age of six, he joined a school choir, which marked the beginning of his musical journey. He frequently discusses his experiences with mental health concerns in his music. He will perform Rihanna’s “Love on the brain” in the premiere episode of “Ich will zum ESC”.
Béranger is a 32-year-old Berlin-based musician with French roots. Having already released an album, he will participate in “Das Deutsche Finale 2024” with his own composition, “Wild Drift”.
Bibiane, who is 26 years old, works in the social media industry. She is also a professional musician and will be performing Britney Spears’ “Toxic” at this year’s Ich want zum ESC.
22-year-old Celina is of Italian descent. She characterizes her music as energetic and danceable. It will be her first time appearing in front of an audience, when she performs on “Ich will zum ESC”. She will perform Dua Lipa’s “Physical”, claiming a spot among the candidates for the “Deutsche Finale 2024”.
Born in Greece, Christos and his family relocated to Germany a decade ago. He is involved in music and releases his own songs under the stage name “OJI CHRISTOS” while pursuing his studies. He is going to compete with the song “Be yourself” for a spot in the German national final.
Esther, who is 57 years old, has been performing professionally for about 30 years. Having performed on music stages in various countries, she is competing with her own version of Grace Jones’ “Slave to the rhythm” in hopes of making it to the German national final.
Florian, 28, has been a fan of the competition since he was a young child and will be singing “What Was I Made For” by Billie Eilish at this year’s “Ich will zum ESC”.
Jamina, who is 19 years old, aspires to be a singer and actress. Her performance of Radiohead’s “Creep” in “Ich will zum ESC” will be her first step in achieving this objective.
Luca, who is 23 years old, has studied acting and has been in a number of musicals. He’s going for a spot in this year’s German national final with “When I was your man” by Bruno Mars.
Lyn is 38 years old. She has already released four albums. She will try to win the jury vote with “Calm after the storm”, with which Common Linets represented the Netherlands at Eurovision 2014.
Marie, 23, is a musician, uploading covers to her personal TikTok account. She performs different kinds of music, both in German and English. In the first episode of “Ich will zum ESC”, she will perform Silbermond’s Something Stills.
Paul is 26 years old and has been in the music business for 18 years. He works as a music producer and created the music project POULISH KID along with two friends a year and a half ago. He will attempt to win the judges’ vote with “Out Of Time”, which he has composed.
Sophie is 32 years old and has roots from Bavaria. Alongside her professional work in journalism, she also works as a musician. In the first episode of “Ich will zum ESC” she will perform “Schön Enough” by Lina Maly.
The list of candidates for ‘Ich will zum ESC’ is completed by Sven. Sven is studying medicine and is a member of a band. He’ll try to win the jury vote with Måneskin’s “Beggin”.
Germany was represented this year by Lord of the Lost and the song “Blood and Glitter”. The band, which is well-known in Germany, came in last place overall, with a total of 18 points. Will Germany be able to recover from its string of poor results and move to the left side of the leaderboard?
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