Eurovision 2020 | Germany will not have a live national selection this year
After another bad result for Germany last year, with S!sters coming in second to last place with only 24 points including 0 televoting points, coodinator Thomas Schreiber had announced major changes in their selection process.
The German broadcaster ARD will not be broadcasting a national selection this year. Instead, the smaller public channel 'One' will be broadcasting a show on the 27th of February presented by Barbara Schöneberger. Also, the duration of the show is scheduled for only 45 minutes and it will be pre-recorded. Therefore it is looking very likely that Germany will be internally selecting their artist this year, with the show being surrounded by how the song was selected and the song presentation.
If a German internal selection were to be the case this year, this will the first time since 2009 where Germany internally selected their artist and song, with Alex Swings Oscar Sings with "Miss Kiss Kiss Bang" being chosen, coming in 20th place with 35 points. It must be said that NDR will give additional information about their selection process in the following days but with these massive changes being announced already, it shows that Germany is trying to find a way of avoiding the bottom 5 where they have been since 2015, with the exception of a 4th place finish in 2018 from Michael Schulte with the song "You Let Me Walk Alone".
Last year, NDR organized a national final show with 7 songs from 7 different acts, which includes the likes of Aly Ryan and Makeda. The voting consisted of 3 different parts: a third of the Points came from an "expert Panel" which included 100 ESC-fans, a third came from an international jury with mostly former ESC contestants and the rest came from a public vote. The duo "S!sters" came out as the winner with the song "Sister".
Last year, Eurovoxx' Andy got a chance to speak to S!sters in Tel Aviv, which you can check out in the video below:
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