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Germany: Listen to the songs of Unser Lied für Liverpool 2023!

Germany‘s national broadcaster NDR has revealed the finalists for Unser Lied für Liverpool, the country’s national final for Eurovision 2023.

The 8 already known candidates are the following and you can listen to their songs below:

  1. Will Church– Hold On
  2. Frida Gold– Alle Frauen In Mir Sind Mude
  3. Patty Gurdy– Melodies of Hope
  4. TRONG– Dare to be Different
  5. Lord of the Lost– Blood & Glitter
  6. Rene Miller– Concrete Heart
  7. Anica Russo– Once Upon a Dream
  8. Lonely Spring– Misfit

One additional entry will be selected as a TikTok wildcard. The wildcard will be chosen through public voting, which will be open from 27 January to 3 February. The result of the TikTok wildcard vote will be revealed live on the first broadcast of the new web show Alles Eurovision with Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegel on 4 February at 18:00 CET live on eurovision.de.

We remind you that Unser Lied für Liverpool, the country’s national final for Eurovision 2023, will take place on 3 March at 22.20 CET.

Live from Cologne’s MMC Studios and hosted by Barbara Schöneberger, Unser Lied für Liverpool will be broadcast by Das Erste and online on ARD Mediathek and eurovision.de.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding the German participation in Eurovision 2023!

Germany: “Unser Lied für Liverpool” artists revealed on January 27th!

As recently announced by ARD, the German national broadcaster, the artists and songs of Unser Lied für Liverpool, the country’s national final for Eurovision 2023, will be revealed on January 27th.

 

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The exact number of songs that will compete in Unser Lied für Liverpool has not yet been announced, although ESC Kompakt reports that nine songs have been selected by the team of experts assembled by the channel. The only certainty is that one additional entry will be selected as a TikTok wildcard. The wildcard will be selected through a public vote, which will run from 27 January to 3 February. The result of the voting for the TikTok wildcard will be revealed live on the first broadcast of the new Alles Eurovision online show with Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegel on 4 February at 18:00 CET live on eurovision.de.

We remind you that  Unser Lied für Liverpool will be broadcast on 3 March at 22.20 CET.

Live from MMC Studios in Cologne and hosted by Barbara SchönebergerUnser Lied für Liverpool (Our Song for Liverpool) will be broadcast live on Das Erste and online on ARD Mediathek and eurovision.de.

Last year, Malik Harris represented Germany at the contest in Turin, Italy, with the song “Rockstars”. He came last in the Grand Final with only 6 points, all from the televoting.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments!

Source: ARD

Germany: Unser Lied für Liverpool will take place on March 3!

As recently announced by ARD, the German national broadcaster, Unser Lied für Liverpool, the country’s national final for Eurovision 2023, will be broadcast on 3 March at 22.20 CET.

Live from MMC Studios in Cologne and hosted by Barbara Schöneberger, Unser Lied für Liverpool (Our Song for Liverpool) will be broadcast live on Das Erste and online on ARD Mediathek and eurovision.de.

The exact number of songs that will compete in Unser Lied für Liverpool has not yet been announced, although ESC Kompakt reports that nine songs have been selected by the team of experts assembled by the channel. The only certainty is that one additional entry will be selected as a TikTok wildcard. The wildcard will be selected through a public vote, which will run from 27 January to 3 February. The result of the voting for the TikTok wildcard will be revealed live on the first broadcast of the new Alles Eurovision online show with Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegel on 4 February at 18:00 CET live on eurovision.de.

Last year, Malik Harris represented Germany at the contest in Turin, Italy, with the song “Rockstars”. He came last in the Grand Final with only 6 points, all from the televoting.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments!

Source: ARD

Germany: More than 250 songs have already been submitted!

Details of Germany’s selection process for its participation in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest were announced earlier. Artists can submit their songs online at eurovision.de until midnight on 28 November. Already according to what has become known, more than 250 songs have been submitted!

Germany’s public broadcaster (NDR) said it had held discussions with both the country’s delegation to the contest and representatives from Eurovision fan clubs about how to choose its singer and song for Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.

8 to 10 songs will be selected to compete in the national final called “Unser Lied für Liverpool” (Our song for Liverpool). In addition, an entry will be selected via a TikTok-Challenge where artists can apply to represent Germany by uploading their entry on the platform with the hashtag #UnserLiedfürLiverpool. The November 28 deadline also applies to submissions via TikTok.

ESC kompakt also reports that during yesterday’s official Eurovision Club Germany meeting in Cologne, Stefan Leidner, who now works for the German television network NDR, revealed additional details about the selection process.

Leidner mentioned in his interview that over 250 songs have been submitted through the official submission platform. Reportedly, record companies have also been contacted and encouraged to submit songs to the national selection.

This year, Malik Harris represented Germany at the contest in Turin, Italy, with the song “Rockstars”. He finished last with just 6 points, all from televoting.

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun for all the updates!

Source: ESC Kompakt

Germany: National final confirmed for Eurovision 2023 | Submission window for “Unser Lied für Liverpool” is now open!

A few days ago NDR, the public broadcaster of Germany, had stated that they will announce their plans on the selection process for Eurovision 2023, on November 9!

The most possible scenario that online users expected, was once again the holding of a national final. So today NDR, went one step ahead and confirmed that rumor by saying that they will organise a national final as well as returing to their previous format, going by the name “Unser Lied für Liverpool” (last year the national final was called “Germany 12 Points”). Alongside the announcement, the broadcaster opened the submission window for songs and artist desiring to take part in the contest, which will be open until November 28.

NDR’s announcement says:

You can sing and have the perfect song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 ? Then you can now apply here with your song for the German ESC preliminary round “Our song for Liverpool”.

Whether it’s a solo act, duo or band, established artist or talented newcomer, pop, country, electro, R’n’B, Schlager or rock: we look forward to all applications and a diverse preliminary decision. The application phase ends on November 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Those interested can submit their songs here.

The national final will be a co-production of NDR and Bildergarten Entertainment and will take place by next March.

In Eurovision 2022Germany was represented by Malik Harris and the song “Rockstars” and ended up in last place of the Grand Final:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the German participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

Source: eurovision.de

Germany: Plans on selection method will be announced on November 9!

This Thursday, on November 9, Germany is going to reveal its plans on the selection process for Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

NDR, the public broadcaster of Germany, revealed on its social media accounts, that a meeting was held among the German delegation and members of many fan clubs, to decide the way that the country’s representative for Eurovision 2023 and his song will be chosen. Their decision will be published on November 9, at 21:00 CET.

 

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Up until now, the German broadcaster has not revealed any of their plans on how they  will pick their next representative. Last year, they returned on a national final while in 2020 and 2021 they held an internal selection.

As we’ve said in a previous article, Germany will most likely hold another national final for Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

In Eurovision 2022, Germany was represented by Malik Harris and the song “Rockstars” and ended up in last place of the Grand Final:

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Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the German participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

Source: NDR

Germany: Ben Dolic declines a new entry in Eurovision!

Ben Dolic, the representative of Germany in Eurovision 2020, posted a statement about Eurovision Song Contest, on his personal Twitter account.

After the cancellation of the 2020 contest, Ben Dolic was one of the few “unlucky” contestants to not be selected, to represent their countries once again in 2021. Since then, many fans want him to return with a new song and finally perform on the Eurovision stage.

His post isn’t that positive on a new participation in the contest, saying that he has now taken a different turn in his career:

This is what Ben Dolic posted:

“Competing in the Eurovision Song Contest was something I had always dreamed of and I am so incredibly grateful for my experience representing Germany in 2020 with ‘Violent Thing’. The ESC community has always been so supportive and although the competition didn’t fully go ahead, I feel that my experience fulfilled my wishes and I look back on my time with fond memories.

Since 2020, I have been establishing my sound and don’t feel that the direction I am moving in is a suitable fit for Eurovision. I want to prioritise myself and my career and I am working on releasing more music as an independent artist. I do not want to completely rule out competing or submitting an entry in the future, as I never know how my sound will change in the long term, but I do want to be respected as an artist in my own right and release music that aligns with my direction.

I am grateful for the Eurofans who have stuck by me since my debut single release and hope I can continue to have their support with future releases, void of rumours or pressure about returning to the competition.”

Ben Dolic was internally selected to represent Germanby in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Violent Thing”:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest!

Germany: Will they select their representative for Eurovision 2023 through a national final?

According to the German website ESC Kompakt, Germany will select their representative for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool through a national final that will take place next February and will be broadcasted through their national network of local channels, ARD

At least eight songs and 12 at max will take part, while the public vote will have a great significance in the final result, that comes up to 50%

On the other hand, NDR, Germany’s national broadcaster, has not revealed any information on how they are going to select their representative for Eurovision 2023. In 2022 the channel brought back a national final as their method of selection, while in 2020 and 2021 they used internal selections.

In Eurovision 2022, Germany was represented by Malik Harris and the song “Rockstars” and ended up in last place of the Grand Final:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the German participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

SourceESC Kompakt

Germany: Marvin Dietmann will be the director of “Rockstars”!

The Australian choreographer Marvin Dietmann, will choreograph Germany’s song “Rockstars” from Malik Harris in Turin. Dietmann rose to fame as the choreographer of the winning performance of Conchita Wurst in Copenhagen in 2014. Last year he directed 7 participations of Eurovision 2021 (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Estonia) while he is already the director of Cyprus and Israel for this year as well.

Friday night, Malik Harris, performed first and won Germany’s national final, Germany 12 Points. Although he was second in the online vote, he managed to convince the public, so that he could have the most points in total.

Listen to “Rockstars”, Malik Hariss’ song for Eurovision 2022:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the German participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy!

Source: esc-kompakt.de

NDR confirmed that Iveta Mukuchyan was among the candidates, but she wasn’t rejected because of Nagorno Karabah

The announcement of Iveta Mukuchyan, the representative of Armenia in 2016, that she was among the bidding candidates for the German representation, but eventually she was rejected, caused great sensation. NDR spoke to esc-kompakt and confirmed that Iveta was among the artists the panel of 100 experts had chosen. Of course, the reason given by the German public television for the “cut” of Iveta, is that its inclusion in the list of candidates was inadvertent, since they do not want artists who have participated again in the competition with other countries. This contradicts what Iveta claims, since according to her, the reason for its exclusion was its action to raise the flag of the Republic of Artsakh( formerly known as the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh) in the semifinals of Eurovision 2016.

Just yesterday, Iveta Mukuchyan, who successfully represented Armenia at Eurovision 2016 with LoveWave and ended up in seventh place, revealed through her social networks that while she was one of the candidates to represent Germany at Eurovision 2021, NDR finally informed her that it is not possible, as they do not want an artist who has participated in the competition again.

Iveta went even further, saying that she considered this a pretext, as the real reason is her act of raising the flag of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) at Eurovision 2016 and the reactions that would have taken place in Germany from the large Muslim community living there.

Talking to esc-kompakt about the issue, NDR confirmed that Iveta Mukuchyan was one of the artists who chose the 100-member panel of experts to represent Germany at Eurovision 2021, but insisted on what Iveta herself says on her post.

For the selection process, digame and the NDR have agreed that Germany should not be represented at the ESC by artists who have already participated in the international competition for another country. Iveta Mukuchyan was mistakenly included in the first selection for 2021 and contacted by digame. With the sole reason that she had already participated in the ESC for Armenia, she was then canceled by digame for the further course of the selection. There was no other reason or a separate agreement with the NDR. Political statements didn’t matter.

What is certain is that we will not see Iveta in the next competition, at least for Germany. But let us once again enjoy LoveWave and its stunning performance at the Globen Arena in Stockholm:

Source: esc-kompakt