He’s been dropping teasers for weeks, but the moment has finally arrived. Jendrik has released “I Don’t Feel Hate”, his Eurovision 2021 song for Germany. The song is available to play on all major streaming platforms. The official music video will premiere at 18:00 CET.
Jendrik “I Don’t Feel Hate” (Germany Eurovision 2021)
The quirky song is co-written by Jendrik himself along with Christoph Oswald. Oswald is also responsible for producing the track. The song will get its live debut on Barbara Schöneberger’s NDR talkshow, starting at 22.00 CET.
Since being announced as Germany’s representative for Eurovision 2021 (and also before this), Jendrik Sigwart from Hamburg has released a number of videos on TikTok and his other social media platforms about his journey to creating his song and being selected. Jendrik was internally selected by NDR and ARD, managing to win the golden ticket over a plethora of other artists.
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.
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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