Germany: It's Jendrik Sigwart for Eurovision 2021!

Germany: It's Jendrik Sigwart for Eurovision 2021
Saturday, 06 February 2021

  • Jendrik Sigwart will be the act to represent Germany at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, with the presentation of the song taking place on February 25.

    Confirming the previous ongoing reports that wanted the young act defending the German colors in Rotterdam next May, NDR, revealed today that Jendrik Sigwart is the nation's hopeful. 

    Jendrik and his song for Rotterdam were selected using the same multi-stage process that was used last year.  In the end, the 100-member Eurovision jury and the 20-member international expert jury decided on the entire package of Jendrik, his song and his performance based on a live performance.

    Jendrik's song for Rotterdam will only be released in just under three weeks, namely on (traditional preliminary decision) Thursday, February 25th. For the song premiere, the first clears two extremely prominent broadcasting slots: For the first time, the official video of the German contribution will be broadcast at 5:50 p.m. CET in the vicinity of the World Ski Championships, and for the second time directly before the news at 7:56 p.m CET.

    Jendrik himself stated on his Eurovision 2021 participation: 

    "I am very happy to be on stage at the ESC for Germany - okay i cannot be able to stay serious , people I'm going to the Eurovision Song Contest - That's a dream  being fulfilled! HOLLA THE FOREST FAIRY! "

    The German delegation leader Alexandra Wolfslast is also enthusiastic:

    "Jendrik is authentic through and through, has a great charisma and incredible entertainment qualities. He rightly convinced the ESC juries. We are very happy that he is running for Germany. "


     A Few words for Jendrik Sigwart

    Jendrik Sigwart was born in Hamburg and has four siblings. He learned piano and violin as a teenager and studied musicals for four years at the Institute for Music at the University of Osnabrück. Even during his studies he appeared in various musicals, including My Fair Lady , Hairspray and Peter Pan . Sigwart also writes his own songs published on YouTube . 

    Aside from the musical stage, Jendrik also writes his own songs on his ukulele  with sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking texts in German or English and with refreshing catchy tunes. He then performs this accompanied by himself on the ukulele and accordingly most of the songs he can find are presented in acoustic versions.


    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.

    News Source: ESC Kompakt

    Image: Jendrik S. FB