It has become an annual tradition for Germany to host its own Eurovision show in the run-up to the contest, with panelists ranking this year’s entries. Tonight at 20:00 CET, the songcheck programme is back with its first of four shows.

ABOUT THE GERMAN SONGCHECK

The songcheck has taken place every year since Lena’s triumph with “Satellite” at the 2010 contest. Hosted by Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegel, the hosts discuss the entries with a panel of experts, and also bring in comments from readers and viewers.

The 2019 programme sees some familiar faces as show guests. Germany’s commentator Peter Urban, radio host Thomas Mohr, Jan Feddersen, “Dr. Eurovision” Irving Wolther, Marcel Stober, Constantin “Consi” Zöller, singer and actor Isabel Varell, moderator and DJ Larissa Rieß, actress Kathrin Ingendoh, YouTuber Freshtorge and members of the Olivia Jones family join the two hosts. Besides, our very own William Lee Adams and Deban Aderimi are once again part of the programme, too.

The first of four shows includes all participating countries of the first half of the first semi-final. In addition to that, host country Israel is joining the line-up. You can find further information on the German Eurovision website.

A new feature of this year’s songcheck programme is the addition of a fan expert. Back in March, Paul Klur from Dortmund won the voting on their website and thus joins the other guests.

We are very much looking forward to the show tonight! Will you be watching with us? And who do you think the German public will like the most? Let us know in the comments below.

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Silly Liam
Silly Liam
1 year ago

Oh, there was a fan expert voting?! :-O I didn’t know there was a fan expert voting. Why there wasn’t a wiwibloggs article about?

Una
Una
1 year ago

Will they include subtitles in English for non German speakers that see the show?

Celeste
Celeste
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

It’s a live broadcast. How do you expect that there will be English subtitles?

Cupcake
Cupcake
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Not quite sure if they’re even expecting that non-german speakers would like to watch the show. But if you’re interested in some specific countries I could translate those parts for you and post it here.

Atari 2600
Atari 2600
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Surely as German is a Germanic language, you could pick up some words

Apple
Apple
1 year ago
Reply to  Atari 2600

Not many lol

Tomatinho
Tomatinho
1 year ago

In Finland there is also this show. They speak swedish because it is spoken in Finland. They gave points 6-6-7 to Cyprus and 10-10-10 to Iceland. From 1-10.
Good tv-program.

ariel
ariel
1 year ago
Reply to  Tomatinho

H a t a r i will win like Jamala, without being 1st in any vote. But they will win overall.

Rita
Rita
1 year ago
Reply to  Tomatinho

And they gave the lowest marks to Portugal!
Told y’all they gonna flop

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago
Reply to  Rita

It’s kinda ironic how they absolutely love hatari for being different and gave Portugal the lowest score for the same reason.

Leo Valdez
Leo Valdez
1 year ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Their ratings are not that relevant
I remember last year they had Bulgaria last in their show and Georgia and Azerbaijan high and we saw what happened
It’s better not to judge till the rehearsals

Alon I srael
Alon I srael
1 year ago
Reply to  Tomatinho

6-6-5 to cyprus

suus suus
suus suus
1 year ago

Besides Germany and Sweden, what other country has this kind of show? Is like Benjamin Ingrosso infamous commenting.

Miracle romania
Miracle romania
1 year ago
Reply to  Florian Rahn

Nope, there is no programme of this kind in sweden anymore

Muren
Muren
1 year ago
Reply to  suus suus

The Netherlands has such a program as well, it is broadcasted right before the ESC show itself.