After Germany’s internal selection of Xavier Naidoo went up in smoke, NDR announced that they would, in fact, be hosting a national final. Whether this will take the form of Unser Song für Stockholm or a completely new format is to be announced. What we do know is that the Clubkonzert has been scrapped, as Germany’s new head of delegation Carola Conze “sees little future in it”. Now, after all that drama and intrigue, artists are coming out of the woodwork and revealing the songs they hope to sing in Germany’s national selection.

The entries

First up we have Andreas Kümm- errr, I mean Alex Diehl. The Bavarian singer-songwriter has sent a sweet little acoustic number covering the obvious theme of world peace. It’s very Andreas Kümmert. And judging by Andreas’ landslide victory last year, we can see this doing very well indeed – let’s just hope they don’t share opinions on how to deal with winning. He certainly has his fans. An online petition to get him to Eurovision already has 2,400 signatures.

The half-Swedish half-German singer Yosefin Buohler first hit the scene in 2008, when she reached the finals of Germany’s Got Talent. She also competed in Swedish Idol in 2013, but in the report below she reveals that her “heart beats for Eurovision”. She joins Betty Dietrich and Ason as Swedish artists who have attempted to represent Germany – and knowing Sweden, it’s going to be one competitive bid.

Sister Cristina may not be entering San Remo, but Gregorian could still bring some monk realness to Stockholm. The band have been going strong since 1991, and have teamed up with a young female singer for their Eurovision entry. In Unser Song für Malmö we saw a very similar entry from Die Priester – which only managed tenth place in a field of 12. Can this beat their effort?

One song each?

Interestingly, Gregorian posted the following on their official Facebook page:

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Does their need for choosing one song mean that NDR have also scrapped the two song rule? Many have complained that this format prevents artists from concentrating on one, stronger entry and that it leads to many entrants being voted off before they are even able to perform their second song. All we can say is amen to that!

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Kjetil
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Kjetil

The winner of The Voice of Germany – Jamie-Lee – could represent us with her winner song Ghost

iamawarrior
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iamawarrior
Jack
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Jack

I like the 2 song idea. I don’t like that they don’t get to sing both before potential vote off though.
Eg Jade and the UK – after weeks voting her to win after great uptempo covers – the BBC then internally select her song; a boring musical theatre ballad. If the public had heard that and an uptempo song and then the public getting to select which style they prefer it’d be better. Sometimes the media can think they have the right song but it doesn’t sync with the public opinion. A choice is better.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Aye! I’m all for it. Let them bring ONE song, but expand the field to 20. Either have one show with all 20, or have 2 shows with 10 each, then narrow the field to 10 for a 3rd and final show, where the people select the winner.

Euro-Sigrun
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Euro-Sigrun

I don’t understand. They hope to sing? So it’s not confirmed that they are competing?

Bring Laing back! Pllllllllllllllllllllease!!

Daniel
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Daniel

Bring Fahrenhaidt back!!

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

ditch the hoods and the gregorian monks actually have a wonderful song

Swedish Dynamite
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Swedish Dynamite

Go for it Yosefin!

Ian
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Ian

I’m surprised, I really liked that Gregorian monks song. Or at least what we’ve heard of it.

Adam
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Adam

I actually really like the Gregorian Monks! I’m not sure if it would do well in the GF but I think it would bring character

Swedish
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Swedish

I really hope Yosefin Bouhler will represent Germany, she was great in Swedish Idol!

Hippo
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Hippo

Alex Diel looks just like looks like Axel Hirsoux from Belgium 2013. Anyway, should definitely scrap the two songs from same artist idea.

PP
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PP

Alex Diehl have same title of song like Austria 1989.

Robyn Gallagher
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Good news if they are ditching the two-song format. Eurovision only requires one song. If they can nail that, who cares what else they have in their repertoire?

Baku Cash
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Germany have good songs!