Germany is wasting no time, as their Eurovision 2019 selection workshop in Cologne continued over the weekend. And with a few names already revealed, the list is getting even longer as NDR announced another two acts that are part of the top 20.
The current line-up includes BB Thomaz, Sebastian Schub, Nicole Cross, Nina Kutschera, Dimi Rompos and Daniel Schuhmacher.
Neues vom ESC Workshop: "The Voice"-Halbfinalist Gregor Hägele und "Köln 50667"-Star Diana Schneider sind unter den Top 20 für den deutschen Vorentscheid.
Yesterday’s announcement featured German artists Gregor Hägele and Diana Schneider. Thus, a total of eight acts have now been revealed.
Gregor Hägele competed in The Voice of Germany last year and reached the semi-final stage. He’s most comfortable on stage when performing with his guitar and brings lots of emotions to the table. Diana Schneider is an experienced musician who already applied for the previous national selection as part of the duo ZweiLand but didn’t make to the top six. However, she’s now going solo.
Back in August, the Eurovision fan jury reviewed the shortlisted 198 acts. Following hours of rating singers and their respective work, 20 acts received an invitation to attend the workshop.
The selection process is structured the same way as last year. During the next couple of days, the candidates will record short performance clips to show their character, their tone, as well as their preferred genre of music.
Pssst…Stefan hat sich in den Workshop mit den Kandidaten für den ESC-Vorentscheid geschlichen.
Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Deutschland on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The recorded videos will then be shown to the fan jury and the 20 international experts. These groups will determine the national final competitors. Earlier this year, NDR entertainment director Thomas Schreiber revealed that there may be up to ten acts in the final show.
The national final will once again be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger, whose return was revealed earlier last month. While there is no date announced just yet, the German head of delegation Christoph Pellander did say that it would “take place sometime in the last two weeks of February”.
What do you think about the current line-up? Who would you like to see compete in the German national final? Tell us your favourites in the comments section below.