There’s no other country in Eurovision with a worse track record of late. Germany has come last two times in a row at the contest. But that hasn’t stopped broadcaster NDR/ARD from once again letting the public help them to decide who will represent Germany at Eurovision in 2024. Today more details have been released about Das deutsche Finale 2024.

German broadcaster NDR has kept its plans for Eurovision 2024 a secret for a few months now, so fans didn’t expect information to drop until the end of the year. Nonetheless, today the most important details about the selection method for next year’s Eurovision have been published on the broadcaster’s website. The German national final will take place on 16 February 2024 in the nation’s capital Berlin.

Once again, a number of acts will fight for the German Eurovision ticket through a live show, which will also be broadcast online. Although the exact time slot has not yet been revealed, we can confirm the submission period has already opened! From today until 5 October acts who want to represent Germany in Malmö, Sweden next year, can apply.

 
 
 
 
 
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NDR wants musicians to apply from any and every genre, as they received a lot of praise for their diverse line up this year. But there are still some changes in next year’s edition: even artists without a song can apply. Nothing more specific has been confirmed yet but we can safely assume that NDR will also contact songwriters to match their songs with acts who don’t have a song ready.

The platform TikTok will once again be involved in Germany’s selection process BUT there won’t be a wildcard vote this time around. Artists who want to represent the country have to apply through the official route on Eurovision.de, but they are invited to use the hashtag #EurovisionSongContest2024 on TikTok to build a hype around their submissions.

German media only yesterday started reporting on a huge change coming for the countries’ Eurovision participation in general. With no official statement released yet, it is said NDR will end its involvement in Eurovision from 2025 on. Allegedly, discussions with other public broadcasters like MDR and WDR have already started. This could, of course, be a reaction from the broadcaster who may have accepted the need for change after the countries’ horrendous track record in recent years.

Over the last eight Eurovision editions, Germany only once placed outside the bottom five. That’s why German fans have been desperate for a change within the Eurovision team for years. But there’s nothing officially confirmed yet and in 2024, NDR will definitely take control once again.

Whilst Malik Harris and Lord Of The Lost came dead last at Eurovision in 2022 and 2023, both acts still believe in the values and importance of the contest. Malik Harris, for example, is a very popular singer in Germany at the moment with various radio hits and is successfully touring around the country. He’s said that Eurovision gave him the career boost he needed, even if he finished last.

How can Germany end its infamous era at Eurovision? Who do you want to see represent the nation at Eurovision 2024? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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lukemac
lukemac
9 months ago

Forget it. It will be again done by the NDR in 2024 and it will be again an artist offering and a choice which will lead to a miserable outcome at the grand final show.

The NDR will do it the last time in 2024. From 2025 they will step out and another broadcaster will be responsible. This is the only chance the German ESC community has.

David Damen
David Damen
9 months ago

the only way germany wont get last is by getting Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinungerinvolved

Karl
Karl
9 months ago

Watch them send another mediocre song in English and end up bottom five again.
They never learn lol
Maybe take heed of what a brilliant German once said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

Jonas
Jonas
9 months ago
Reply to  Karl

Einstein never said that, just for the record.

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
9 months ago
Reply to  Karl

I´m from Germany and I absolutely agree with you.

Yeshoney
Yeshoney
9 months ago
Reply to  Karl

Yes. Last year they sent a generic English song right?

Ingólfur
Ingólfur
9 months ago

Just hire a Turkish singer , tons of televotes will naturally rain down from the sky.

Jofty
Jofty
9 months ago
Reply to  Ingólfur

The chap from Reise Nach Jerusalem

Karl
Karl
9 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

That is actually my favorite German entry ever. Great song.

Jofty
Jofty
9 months ago
Reply to  Karl

Not bad, but tailormade for a contest held in Israel. Perhaps Siegel could conjure up sthg like Mambo To Malmö.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
9 months ago

Offff töpijkk: apparently the deadline for registration for SVeurovision is tahdaaaaaaaah!!
15 SEPTEMBER!!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
9 months ago

Ramon Roselly pls, oldschool schlager bop, he won his year of DSDS with a huge landslide, 82% of the votes

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 months ago

Thank you Eurovision Germany, and everyone involved at NDR. I look forward to the final in February.

Jonas
Jonas
9 months ago

One last thought for the evening. Chris Harms is a fine looking man, with a lovely personality. With his costume and performance style, most of that was lost. If voters had actually seen the real man, I think Germany would have gotten a much better result. Yes, the contest can be that shallow sometimes.

:::
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9 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Germany had a decent song and a great performance this year.
Problem was that there were better metal songs, and most metal fans voted for Käärijä. As metal is a genre you need to like in order to vote for it, no one else was there to vote for LotL
Same happened to Voyager, who went from 1st down to 20th

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
9 months ago

Dear Germany come on don’t be masochistic don’t waste your time, your energy and your money for that, it’s useless and hopeless as things stand.

Nikki
Nikki
9 months ago

I perfectly know he’s not doing it, he doesn’t have the time, because he has a small kid and he’s a busy actor too, but I’d love Tom Beck giving it a try.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
9 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

he’s an A-Lister actor of theirs, him and Chryssanthi Kavazi are literally their own ”hollywood vibes” glam couple

he’s a nice guy though, he was in the audience of lets dance this year to cheer for his wife

Nils
Nils
9 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Neither is he an A-List actor, nor did he ever have anything such as a musical career. His only claim to fame is being part of notoriously stupid and laughable ‘Cobra 11’.

There’d be tens of thousands of better options, and that’s not even an exaggeration.

Vivian
Vivian
9 months ago

I honestly feel like last year Germany had a solid line-up in Unser Lied Für Liverpool last March, besides “Lied Mit Gutem Text” that is. The genres at the NF were more diverse, the entries were staged pretty well too! I think it’s just misfortune where the genre Lord of the Lost performs in just doesn’t click with the audience. Another attempt like last year, but with a song in a sliiiiightly more accessible genre, and Germany is out of the bottom 5. I choose to be hopeful, if Germany at least tries the same approach but with a different… Read more »

We’re Up in Space, Man!
We’re Up in Space, Man!
9 months ago
Reply to  Vivian

Lied however would have done better at Eurovision, which is a sad fact for you.

Leo
Leo
9 months ago

We had their neighbours have a song (in English) with very similar themes that would have likely overshadowed it.

ph0220
ph0220
9 months ago

Honestly, they should just “go crazy”, and have ONLY German language songs in their final. (That is what France, Italy, and Spain does each year, and that’s why they all have success from time to time.)

Germany is the only one of the “Big 5” who never sends any songs in their own language, and I think that has played a major part in them having no real idendity in the Eurovision final, when the German language is very wellknown to many.

Polegend Godnova
9 months ago
Reply to  ph0220

uh, germany and spain are on the same boat. both only got one good result in recent memory, while all the other years have been disastrous. clearly singing in their native language isn’t the key to success. italy on the other hand hasn’t missed the top 6 since 2017 and yet you’re grouping it with these flops lmao

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
9 months ago

This Italy thing has to stop asap look how they are pretentious, unbearable.

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
9 months ago
Reply to  ph0220

Great idea, thank you !

Also Germany should sing in its language. Absolutely no question about it.

Jonas
Jonas
9 months ago

Germany, my advice. A lazy way out of your problem, but please somehow lure back Borislav Milanov. He felt cheated in 2020, and is due a return. Give him what he wants, all you have to do is sit back and pay for it. You should be okay.

Jonas
Jonas
9 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Also, probably more importantly, drop TikTok. It’s a danger to society.

esc_fl
esc_fl
9 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Could not agree more. XD

Jonas
Jonas
9 months ago
Reply to  esc_fl

We always agree… right?

Yuarith
Yuarith
9 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

It’s not only dangerous, it’s also getting sh*ttier with each passing day

Matt
Matt
9 months ago

I’m not really sure what approach they should take. I think focusing on variety of genres/styles. Even if one is a novelty act like that guy that got in through the TikTok vote last year. Blood and Glitter wasn’t great in my personal opinion, but it was a professional performance, and unlike Germany 2017, 2019, 2021 wasn’t safe and generic, and they were definitely unlucky to finish last. There was hype that 2023 was going to see the Big 5 really succeed, and when the results came in it was very underwhelming, as long as they put the effort in… Read more »

Leo
Leo
9 months ago
Reply to  Matt

2021 wasn’t safe or generic. It just had too many ideas – I was alright with it and liked it’s theme but i defo think it confused more people than who appreciated it.

Denis
Denis
9 months ago

Ah yes, Mrs Barbara Schöneberger shouting in a microphone for 3 hours;)
What Germany needs are top notch songs above all, songs you can compete with. It was very obvious these last years that none of the songs competing would do well in ESC. Perhaps a new broadcaster could change it. Because I actually want Germany to do well..

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
9 months ago

Wirklich? Artist without a song, a broadcaster without b***s, a country with no hope. Everything is possible in the SVeurovision season!!!

Karl
Karl
9 months ago

Send a song in German or take a hike.

Jonas
Jonas
9 months ago
Reply to  Karl

There are plenty of other places for you to hear German if you’re that desperate for it.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
9 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

channels like Ich Find Schlager Toll, Schlager Fur Alle have plenty of nice bops for all of us to look up and enjoy anytime we want yes

Yuarith
Yuarith
9 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

If ur talking abt Switzerland or Austria, they haven’t sent anything in German in years, either

Samira
Samira
9 months ago

Changing the name doesn’t mean it’ll change in what is presented. We’ll probably get the narcissistic Ms. Schöneberger trying to mix herself in the show, and 8-10 mediocre acts. Yeah, I don’t see how it’ll work if past years didn’t. In a way 2018 really was a fluke

Jonas
Jonas
9 months ago
Reply to  Samira

I don’t find Barbara narcissistic. I find her to be a delight.