It’s been a hot minute since Germany has managed to find consistent success at Eurovision with their last three entries remaining at the bottom end of the results table. Last year, the nation attempted to replicate the successful national final format that gave Germany the much needed Eurovision win back in 2011 with Lena and her song Satellite, however their combination of Levina with the song Perfect Life failed to make an impression on viewers.
German Broadcaster ARD has now confirmed that there will be six acts competing in Unser Lied für Lissabon, and the broadcaster has managed to reduce 4000 applicants to only these competing six. These 4000 applicants were first reduced to a list 211 by a panel of music experts, and then a Eurovision panel made up of international representatives reduced these 211 to only 17. These 17 acts were then rated by both panels to find the top 6 acts.
The six finalists are:
But what songs will they sing? This is still the uncertain part of the selection, as the songs still need to be written and assigned to the artists. The songs will come to fruition through a three day song writing camp, where 15 national and international songwriters, composers and producers will come together and develop the songs for these acts.
Germany will decide who will represent them at Eurovision on the 22nd of February in a televised show in Berlin. The choice will be made by TV viewers as well as a jury. Tickets are expected to go on sale in mid-January, and more information will be announced closer to the date.
Stay tuned for more news on the German selection! Watch their 2017 performance here: