Fans have been busy speculating about the title of Jendrik’s Eurovision 2021 entry. And now it’s official. He’ll sing “I Don’t Feel Hate”. The countdown for the video premiere is now available on his YouTube channel. As you can see from the video thumbnail, the music video will include the washing machines he famously purchased for his DIY video and a woman dressed as the middle finger!
Plenty of fans will be proud of themselves for having spotted the title in clues littered throughout Jendrik’s Instagram profile. He’d previously hinted that one of the posts he uploaded starting in June 2020 would tease the name of the song. The hashtag #IDontFeelHate appeared on his account twice, and on one of his dancers’ accounts once.
Jendrik – I Don’t Feel Hate (Official Music Video - Eurovision 2021)Jendrik – I Don’t Feel Hate (Official Music Video)
Single “I Don’t Feel Hate” stream and download here: https://umg.lnk.to/IDontFeelHate
More info on ESC and Jendrik:
Eurovision Song Contest 2021: Jendrik represents Germany in Rotterdam with „I Don’t Feel Hate“
Jendrik grew up in Hamburg as the second eldest of 4 siblings. He began to play piano and violin at a young age and after finishing high school, he studied musical theatre at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. He has been passionately writing his own songs for years and even writes his own songs for the ukulele too, his favourite musical instrument.
Last summer, he couldn’t perform his music due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus, so he used the time to write a song and produce the music video for it. He humorously posted its creation on TikTok and Instagram under the motto: “How to make a Musikvideo”.
The Eurovision Song Contest has been his dream for a very long time so in each of these small, creative films, he articulated his wish to be able to compete in the Contest. Although the talented musician dreamed of becoming Germany’s candidate with his first produced song (by Christoph Oswald) , he didn’t really think he would succeed.
Jendrik is extremely excited about his opportunity to participate in the event: “I am really looking forward to performing for Germany at the Contest. Okay - I just can’t stay serious about this. Hey, everyone! I am really going to the Eurovision Song Contest! This is a dream come true. Amazing!”
Video directed and produced by Jendrik
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As you’ll recall, the German selection process was very meticulous. Once again NDR placed the selection of the entry in the hands of experts. Two independent juries determined who would sing in Rotterdam: a “Eurovision Jury” composed of 100 people from all over the country (who are thought to have predictive power based on their musical tastes) and an international jury of experts that includes 20 music professionals. In a multi-stage process, these two juries evaluated both the artists and the songs.
In an interview with German web site ESC-Kompakt, Head of Entertainment Thomas Schreiber and Head of Delegation Alexandra Wolfslast revealed the strong support the song had among the juries. Herr Schreiber said “I Don’t Feel Hate” won the whole process with the highest average points ever seen in their system: 11.82 out of 12 possible points.
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Furthermore, Schreiber revealed that the German team will record their live-on-tape back-up video for the Eurovision Song Contest in Vilnius, Lithuania. He stressed the financial value of filming there. Venue rental, stage equipment, lights, LED screens, production trucks…pulling that off in Germany would escalate to six figures. As an added bonus, Jendrik will also work with Marijanas — better known to all of us as The Roop’s choreographer.
Jendrik will officially reveal his song title and music video this Thursday — 25 February. Two days later, on Saturday 27, he will perform the song live for the first time on th TV show Schlagerchampions.
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