The national final season is slowly getting underway and German fans are dying for a bit more intel about their planned national final. And while there’s still little information coming out of NDR, there’s at least one juicy tidbit to sink your teeth into. The all-man choir Hamburger Goldkehlchen has expressed their intention of going to Eurovision. And we can guarantee that this burger is well done.
The German national broadcaster NDR is set to make use of their previous selection format. Nevertheless, there’s still room for speculation on several details.
As explained earlier by German blog Esckompakt, there’s another name in the mix: the Hamburger Goldkehlchen.
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Heute ist der Tag der Deutschen Einheit. Bei uns im Chor können wir so einen Feiertag gut gebrauchen, denn das Battle zwischen den Stimmen (Tenor, Bariton, Bass) ist stets unerbittlich und hart, denn jeder will den Award für die “Stimme des Jahres” haben. Auch sonst sind wir sehr verschieden und haben unterschiedliche Ansichten zu allen möglichen Themen. Trotzdem sind wir immer Brüder und eine feste Einheit, die vieles Bewegen kann und immer zusammen hält. Und nur dann klappt es auch: wenn jeder für jeden einsteht. Der heutige Tag erinnert uns daran. Nehmt heute einen Bruder (oder eine Schwester) in den arm – am besten jemanden, der die Welt ganz anders sieht als ihr. Habt einen schönen Feiertag ????????
The choir consists of 70 men. Founded in 2016, they quickly rose to fame — owing to their fire power and perfect harmonies — and performed on several popular TV shows. They’ve even been an opening act German singer Max Giesinger.
Apparently there’s already a potential Eurovision song in the pipeline and there have even been talks about their possible staging concept. Select people in the music industry have already heard the track and they’re convinced that it could become a successful hit song.
Just a few days ago, they performed at the German radio awards show. And the choir clearly underlined their talent with a rendition of “Uptown Girl”. The crowd’s reaction shows that they resonate well with the public and could make any audience fall in love with them.
Hamburger Goldkehlchen — “Uptown Girl”
The most important question, of course, is how they’d perform altogether on the Eurovision stage. Long story short — only six of them would perform. That is to say that they’d represent the entire group. This would include the two founders Flemming and Max as well as four other members.
Interestingly, former German Head of Delegation Christoph Pellander, who was in charge of the German team until this year, is also part of the choir. That means the group know the ins and outs of the song contest and could leverage it to their advantage.
They’ve got the manpower, the song and idea for staging. But they need to be selected as the German entrant. As the German selection process gets underway, only time will tell if they’ll make the shortlist.
What do you think about the Hamburger Goldkehlchen? Are they what Germany needs to get back on top of the Eurovision scoreboard? Let us know in the comments section down below!