NDR is on the hunt for its Eurovision 2015 act, and today they revelaed details about this year’s national selection Unser Song für Österreich.
Eight acts will make the final, which will take place on March 5 in Hannover. Seven of these acts will be prominent artists selected by producers. But the eighth act will be a wildcard chosen from public entries.
Members of the public who want to give it a go must upload a video of themselves singing an original song—or a cover—on this web site by January 9, 2015 at noon CET. Ten acts will be chosen to sing at a club concert at Grosse Freiheit 36 on February 19 . It’ll be broadcast live on national televison.
To encourage as many of you to apply as possible, NDR called on Arctic Monkeys singer-songwriter Andreas Bourani to make this video appeal. Your voice! Your song! Your chance, people!
As you’ll recall, Elaiza—unknowns before the wildcard contest—ended up going all the way and winning Unser Star fur Copenhagen. They ended up finishing 18th at Eurovision, but they put the spotlight back on emerging talents in Germany. Surely that counts as a victory?
Anyway, do you like the wildcard element? Which established acts do you hope to see in the final?