It’s a date! The German national final named “Germany 12 points – der deutsche Vorentscheid” will take place on 4 March. However, people will be able to show their love from the end of February onwards, when the competing artists will be revealed. Barbara Schöneberger will host the show.
The national final will take place on March 4th and will be broadcast live from Berlin. The probably three to seven acts according to our friends at esckompakt.de that will fight for the ticket to Italy will be presented on the 10th of February along with their songs.
And here’s a surprise: German people won’t only be able to vote for their favourite during the live show by calling or per SMS. People can start voting from the 28th of February online. During the national final, people can vote for their favourite as well.
Back in November 2021, German broadcaster ARD revealed that Germany will reboot its system to find the perfect act for Eurovision by bringing back the tradition of a national final. However, they’re not sticking with all of their traditions as the preselection won’t be called “Unser Lied für Turin” as most people expected but “Germany 12 points – der deutsche Vorentscheid” (Germany 12 points – the German preselection).
In total, 944 acts auditioned trying to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022. On the day of publishing, the ESC expert jury is still deciding the best among them. As we already knew, several German radio stations play a huge role in the process, as music experts from the following radio stations as well as Alexandra Wolfslast, head of the German delegation, will decide the acts that will present their songs in the national final. The German radio stations are: Antenne Brandenburg, BAYERN 3, Bremen Vier, hr3, MDR Jump, NDR 2, SR 1, SWR 3 and WDR 2. 2013 is calling!
These radio stations will play all of the selected songs the whole day on March 4, trying to get the attention and interest of potential voters. Acts that we already know auditioned for the German preselection are Eskimo Callboy and entertainer Ikke Hüftgold.
The national final follows two years of internal selections. Ahead of the cancelled Eurovision 2020, the broadcaster selected Ben Dolic with the song “Violent Thing.” And in 2021 they went with Jendrik and his feel-good number “I Don’t Feel Hate”. However, Germany’s best result of late was Michael Schulte in Lisbon. He was also picked by the public during a national final.
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