They’re the big five country who have had highs and lows at Eurovision over recent years. Now, Germany are set to reveal more about their plans for Eurovision 2020 on February 10th.
Though, this isn’t the first time the German broadcaster NDR have promised a Eurovision-related announcement in 2020. As we reported almost three weeks ago, NDR initially announced that more news about the German act would come by the end of January – that didn’t happen.
However, posting on Twitter on February 1st, the broadcaster apologised for the delay and promised news in the near future:
The end of January is over, we have the feeling that we have forgotten something .. 🤔
Sorry, really. There will be more information on February 10th. Promised! 🙏
Ende Januar ist vorbei, wir haben das Gefühl, wir haben etwas vergessen.. ?
— ESC Deutschland (@eurovisionde) February 1, 2020
Unser Lied für Rotterdam reported for February 27th
It still is unclear what the German broadcaster will reveal and what they might show to the waiting public.
Germany’s broadcaster NDR is still very quiet about who – or who not – will represent the country at Eurovision 2020. There has also been no official information about how the German act will be selected – will they go with a national final like in the last few years or will they pick internally?
Reports at the end of January suggested that Unser Lied für Rotterdam will take place on February 27th at 21:30 local time. Since the running time of the show is set to only last about 45 minutes, it hints that this may be the presentation of an internally selected song/artist.
However, it is still unclear how this presentation show will work. It is reported that it won’t be aired live, but instead be broadcast as “a time-delayed transmission from Hamburg”.
How will Germany select its act for Eurovision 2020?
The news follows much speculation of just how Germany is going to select its act for Rotterdam. Compared to last year, details about the 2020 national final are scarce.
In September, NDR’s partner Digame confirmed that it would again be involved with the selection process. This would include coordinating the Eurovision Panel — a group of specially selected Eurovision fans, and a jury of 20 experts.
However, while in 2019, the broadcaster had shared numerous updates of the process, there have been no such updates this time. We do know that some fans have received rejection letters after applying to be on the panel, suggesting that at least something is going on behind the scenes.
What are you expecting for the presentation show? Who do you want to see represent Germany at Eurovision 2020? Let us know in the comment section below!