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Eurovision 2024: “ESC – The Countdown” will be held for another year!

For another year, the public broadcasters of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland are hosting “ESC – The Countdown”, a TV party that is broadcast live from the Eurovision host city and offers fans in the three countries additional content about their favourite competition.

This television show was originally broadcast only in Germany, as it is an initiative of the country’s public television. However, from 2023 the show is run in partnership with ORF and SFR.

The broadcast starts at 20:15 CEST and includes an Aftershow, which will air after 1:00 CEST. The programme will, of course, be attended by the representatives of the three German-speaking countries, Nemo, Kaleen and Isaak. Furthermore, fans of the competition will also be given the opportunity to participate, although it has not yet been specified how. Barbara Schöneberger will return to present the show for another year.


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Germany: Das Deutsche Finale 2024: The last song preview!

The artists who will compete in Das deutsche Finale 2024, the national final through which Germany‘s entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest will be selected, will be announced on January 19, as we previously reported.

Just before the announcement of the finalists, the German public broadcaster NDR provided the following details about the songs that will be performed in the national final through a preview of the songs, done by German residents.

 

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After hearing the songs, the German audience remarked:

  • young woman – teenage appearance, “schoolgirl of next door”
  • looks likeable, like Nicole used to, or like Lena
  • looks like a cat – exudes calm
  • One would expect the singer to make romantic music
  • Piano is used
  • Guitar
  • A quiet, thoughtful, dreamy song that doesn’t get upbeat
  • German hit with english lyrics
  • Good background music
  • She obviously sings well, the voice almost doesn’t sound real
  • Fragile voice
  • It makes you want to protect the singer and hug her
  • The song touches you and makes you emotional, others could take it as overly sad or even depressing

 

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  • I was there 3 or 5 years ago
  • looks sensual, looks like Cicero
  • Like Draffi, he’s German
  • He is handsome but not a good singer
  • It’s beautiful (the song)
  • He sounds different in the song than you would expect
  • More like a psalmody
  • It’s a melancholic pop ballad
  • Quiet, not so stressful
  • Piano is used
  • Suitable for contemplative hours
  • Performed in English
  • Song about sleep and includes the line “Remained forever young”
  • Very nice perfromance
  • During the performance there will be carpets on the floor and lamps, hanging in the background

In the upcoming period of time, information about the next evaluation rounds and the final selection of songs that will participate in Das Deutsche Finale 2024 will be released.

The artists that will compete in Das deutsche Finale 2024 have been chosen since the Christmas season after 693 songs were submitted and thoroughly evaluated. There are 127 bands71 duets, and 475 solo entries among them.

The German television network TV3 will carry live coverage of Das Deutsche Finale 2024 live on February 16, 2024, at 22:00 (local time). Live broadcasts from Berlin will take place on ARD Mediathek, eurovision.de, and Das Erste. The winner will get to travel to Malmö in May of next year to represent Germany in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

Germany was represented last 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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Germany: Das Deutsche Finale 2024: The second song preview!

The artists who will compete in Das deutsche Finale 2024, the national final through which Germany‘s entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest will be selected, will be announced on January 19, as we previously reported.

Just before the announcement of the finalists, the German public broadcaster NDR provided the following details about the songs that will be performed in the national final through a second preview of the songs, done by German residents.

 

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After hearing the songs, the German audience remarked:

– Female/male duet

– Reminiscent of New German Wave

– German language

– Sounds similar to Nina Hagen or Laing

– Her outfit is very special and she has a great hairstyle.

– She looks a bit like a hippie and looks a bit melancholic.

– The lyrics are very confident and spontaneous

– Easy to sing

– One of them reminds me of “Wo sind die Katzen” from Eesti Laul a few years ago

– Good rhythm

– Uplifting

– One of the grandmothers thinks the young people will like it.

In the upcoming period of time, information about the next evaluation rounds and the final selection of songs that will participate in Das Deutsche Finale 2024 will be released.

The artists that will compete in Das deutsche Finale 2024 have been chosen since the Christmas season after 693 songs were submitted and thoroughly evaluated. There are 127 bands, 71 duets, and 475 solo entries among them.

The German television network TV3 will carry live coverage of Das Deutsche Finale 2024 live on February 16, 2024, at 22:00 (local time). Live broadcasts from Berlin will take place on ARD Mediathek, eurovision.de, and Das Erste. The winner will get to travel to Malmö in May of next year to represent Germany in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

Germany was represented last 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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Germany: Das Deutsche Finale 2024 artists to be unveiled on January 19!

As we previously reported, the artists who will compete in Das deutsche Finale 2024—the national final through which Germany’s entry for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest will be selected—will be unveiled on January 19.

The artists taking part in Das Deutsche Finale 2024 have been chosen since the Christmas season, according to NDR, which also revealed that all 693 songs that were submitted were thoroughly reviewed. There are 127 bands, 71 duets, and 475 solo entries among them. Melissa Mantzoukis, a Greek-German singer who competed in the Greek national selection in 2023, is one of the contenders.

Rumored song submissions from other singers include Marie Reim, Alexandra Hofmann, Marina Marx, boy band Zeitflug, Ksenia Eirich, Dario Black, Fabio, Eva Lima, Gloria Massamba, Gute Katze Böse Katze and John Riot.

Das Deutsche Finale 2024 is scheduled for February 16, 2024, at 22:00 local time. TV3 in Germany will carry the event live. Live broadcasts from Berlin will take place on ARD Mediathek, eurovision.de, and Das Erste.

Germany was represented last 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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Germany: Barbara Schöneberger is the host of Das Deutsche Finale 2024!

Barbara Schöneberger has been announced as the host of the German selection for Eurovision 2024.

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during the German Film Award 2009 Gala at the Palais am Funkturm on April 24, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

 

It will be the 8th time that she will announce the representative of Germany in the Eurovision contest after having already presented the German selection in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022 and 2023.

In fact, this year she was also awarded the German Television Award 2023 for the hosting of Unser Lied Fur Liverpool, the German preliminary decision for the previous edition of the Competition.

Eurovision Song Contest – Das Deutsche Finale 2024 will take place on February 16 2024 at 10 PM. It will be broadcast live from Berlin on Das Erste, eurovision.de, and ARD Mediathek. The winner will have the opportunity represent the country in Malmö and   at the 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest next May.

Germany finished last in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, with Lord of the Lost and the song “Blood and Glitter”. The group scored 18 points across the juries and televote, marking a second consecutive last-place performance for Germany at the contest.

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Germany: The 15 artists vying for a place in “Das Deutsche Finale 2024”!

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

Anne

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.

Anne, Kandidatin bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Apollson

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”.

Apollson, Kandidat bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © ildergarten Entertainment

Béranger

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”.

Béranger, Kandidat bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Bibiane

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.

Bibiane, Kandidatin bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Celina

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”.

Celina, Kandidatin bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Christos

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.

Christos, Kandidat bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Esther

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.

Esther, Kandidatin bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Florian

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”.

Florian, Kandidat bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Jamina

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.

Jamina, Kandidatin bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Luca

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.

Luca, Kandidat bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Lyn

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.

Lyn, Kandidatin bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Marie

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.

Marie, Kandidatin bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Paul

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.

Paul, Kandidat bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Sophie

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.

Sophie, Kandidatin bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment

Sven

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”.

Sven, Kandidat bei "Ich will zum ESC!" © Bildergarten Entertainment


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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Germany: Artists who submitted for “Das Deutsche Finale 2024”!

Seven more artists who are likely to represent Germany in the upcoming Eurovision contest in Malmö were made public earlier today on the ESC Kompakt website.

John Riot

John Riot is a German model and singer. His participation in The Voice seven years ago helped make him well-known to the general public and he currently has over 100,000 Instagram followers. The singer has attempted to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest before. In 2020, he attempted to represent San Marino but did not manage to win the ticket to Rotterdam. His song for this year’s “Deutsche Finale,” “Intoxicated”, addresses the bullying and exclusion that members of the LGBTQ+ community encounter, a topic he claims he has personally experienced.

 

Gute Katze Böse Katze

Among the artists that might be included in the final list of contenders for the “Deutsche Finale 2024” is the band Gute Katze Böse Katze, which characterizes its sound as “Hamburg cuddly punk”. The group submitted the song “Rendezvous” with Waldinsel Records. The band feels that winning the national selection will be hard, because the song is unconventional and is sung in German.

Gloria Massamba

Gloria Massamba rose to fame in Germany following her victory in the “Erftkreis Lied Contest,” a regional competition in which ten municipalities compete with one song each. This year, she submitted the pop-dance song “Start Again”, along with producer Dieter Kirchenbauer.

Eva Lima

Eva Lima is known in Germany’s electro-pop scene. This year, she is claiming the country’s representation with the song “Scared Of The Dark”, which stays true to the singer’s well-known musical identity. The hip-hop tempo and the song’s dark atmosphere give this particular participation an extra layer of interest.

@evalimamusic Mein Song für Malmö 🇸🇪🇩🇪#esc2024 #eurovisionsongcontest #germanyeurovision #unsersongfürmalmö #twelvepoints #esc ♬ original sound – Eva Lima

Fabio

Fabio, who is of Italian descent, is mostly known in Germany from TikTok, where he has a particularly high level of popularity. He recently released the song “Shake it”, with which she aspires to participate in the “Deutsche Finale 2024”.

Dario Black

Dario Black is another artist who made his interest in representing Germany known via TikTok. You can listen to his track, “Let The Music” below:

@iamdarioblack “Let The Music” for Eurovision Germany 2024. A fusion of latin pop & electronic music is gonna be 🔥 on stage. #eurovisiongermany2024 @ESC Deutschland #eurovision ♬ original sound – Dario Black

Ksenia Eirich

Ksenia Eirich’s song is entitled “Wherever I Go”. It is a combination of various musical styles, including rock, rap, and dark-pop. Below you can watch the music video of her entry, which she has directed herself.

The German broadcaster NDR reports that 693 proposals in total were submitted. In particular, 475 solo singers, 71 duets and 127 bands aspire to participate on the German national selection. Greek-German singer Melissa Mantzoukis is among the artists that submitted an entry. Information on the upcoming stages of the evaluation as well as the final list of songs that will compete on February 18 will be released soon.

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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Source: ESC Kompakt 

Germany: 693 songs submitted for “Das Deutsche Finale 2024”

On Sunday, October 15, the entry period for “Deutsche Finale 2024”, the national competition through which the German representative for the upcoming Eurovision contest will be chosen, came to a close.

The German broadcaster NDR reports that 693 proposals in total were submitted. In particular, 475 solo singers, 71 duets and 127 bands aspire to participate on the German national selection. Information on the upcoming stages of the evaluation as well as the final list of songs that will compete on February 18 will be released soon.

This year, interested artists also had the option of submitting proposals by sharing their song on TikTok with the hashtag #UnserLiedFürLiverpool. Over 900 videos were published, several of which were not considered serious proposals.

Greek-German singer Melissa Mantzoukis is one of the artists who submitted for the German national final. Melissa gained popularity in Germany, through her participation in Idol 2022 . This year, she attempted to represent Greece in the competition with the song “Liar,” but she ultimately did not manage to do so even though the 70-member audience committee gave her a solid first-place ranking. The information we have indicates that the song she submitted to NDR has nothing to do with her participation this year.

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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Source: Esc Kompakt

Germany: The Eurovision 2000 winner submitted an entry for “Das Deutsche Finale 2024”!

Jørgen Olsen, one of the Eurovision 2000 winners for Denmark, plans to compete in the competition once more this year, but this time as Germany’s representative.

The singer particularly submitted a song in collaboration with German vocalist Alexandra Hofmann. In fact, the latter stated that she had pushed Jørgen to make this decision.

The deadline for submission of applications for the “Das Deutsche Finale 2024”, the national final through which Germany’s entry for the upcoming competition will be selected, ended last week. The songs are currently in the evaluation stage.

Along with his brother Niels, Jørgen Olsen represented Denmark in the 2000 Eurovision, winning the first place with 195 points. Since then, he has attempted to return in the contest twice, in 2005 and 2007, without however achieving it. Would you like to see Jørgen Olsen return to Eurovision ?


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Germany: Lord Of The Lost will try to compete again in Eurovision!

Lord Of The Lost represented Germany in Eurovision 2023 with their song “Blood And Glitter”. After winning the German national selection with a huge televoting margin, they brought heavy metal to Eurovision stage.

Actually, “Blood And Glitter” was not their first Eurovision attempt. Lord Of The Lost also applied for the German national selection in 2022, without making it to the final line-up. In fact, the song that they submitted, “One Last Song“, was recently released.

With this song we applied for the German Finals for the 2022 ESC in Turin. If you remember, in 2022 it was not part of the German ESC concept to have rock or metal be part of the competition, so we did not make it to the German Finals back then. Same thing happened with Pump It” by our colleagues of @electriccallboy. Besides a basic studio version of our song, we also produced a ruff acoustic demo, which you can actually hear on our ESC Edition of the ‘Blood & Glitter’ album.

Although finishing last with “Blood And Glitter”, Lord Of The Lost are not discouraged to try again and compete in the future, as they announced via an Instagram post of theirs. Nevertheless, bearing in mind the numerous Eurovision covers they were sharing on social media, Lord Of The Lost must love the contest and the message of unity it represents.

What a ride, what a great time. Euro-fans: be sure we will try to compete again in the future! 

 

Unfortunately, Lord Of The Lost did not succeed in overturning the tables for Germany, a country that struggles a lot in its Eurovision course for the past ten editions. Indicatively, in the last ten editions, Germany has finished last four times and second-last three times.

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