Germany: NDR confirms Eurovision 2023 participation

Germany: NDR confirms Eurovision 2023 participation
Wednesday, 08 June 2022

  • The German national broadcaster, NDR, has confirmed their participation at the 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. 

    NDR has confirmed to ESCToday that they will be taking part in Eurovision 2023 marking its 66th appearance in the contest, the most times a nation has competed in the competition.

    However, NDR and ARD have not yet cleared out which selection format they will use in order to determine the country's Eurovision 2023 hopeful after this year's national final. 

    More details about Germany's Eurovision 2023 selection are expected to go public over the following weeks. 


    Germany in Eurovision

    Germany is one of the  Big-5 countries and qualifies directly to the Eurovision Grand final. The country has participated in every edition of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956, with one year’s exception back in 1996.  The country has won the competition twice, namely in 1982 and 2010.

    In 2018 Germany placed 4th in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with Michael Schulte‘s  You let me walk alone , while in 2019 the duo Sisters represented the country and finished second last in the 25th place of the grand final.Ben Dolic was internally selected to represent Germany at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with his entry Violent Thing. Unfortunately young act never had the chance to complete his Eurovision journey as the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic.

    Last year Jendrick Sigwart defended the German colors in Rotterdam with his song 'I don't feel hate'. Jendrik finished 25th in the final, marking Germany's second in a row 2nd last placing, receiving only 3 points from the juries and zero points from the public voting. This year Malick Harris won the national final and flew the flag in Turin singing 'Rockstars' which sadly finished in the last place. 


    News source: ESCToday