Breaking news from Germany this evening as ARD confirm that their national final for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take place on February 22nd! The show, Unser Lied für Lissabon (Our Song for Lisbon), will be hosted in Germany’s capital city of Berlin.
Auditions have taken place
Over the past few days, Germany’s Eurovision plans stepped up a gear. Auditions have taken place with the candidates being judged by the “Europe Panel” which consists of 100 Germans. Acts amongst the auditionees include Ivy Quainoo, Voxxclub and a so-called “Mystery Band” that is rumoured to be the very popular Frida Gold. Read all the details about the recent auditions process here!
The winner will be crowned in late February
Then, the successful auditionees will progress to the German televised national final. We now know this will be taking place in Berlin on February 22nd as revealed by the official Germany Eurovision Twitter account as seen below!
Jetzt steht es endlich fest. Der deutsche Vorentscheid „Unser Lied für Lissabon“ findet am 22. Februar in Berlin statt. #esc2018 pic.twitter.com/4mVkHjVLqs
— ESC Deutschland (@eurovisionde) December 21, 2017
Love, oh love!
Over the past few years, Germany has struggled to achieve success in the Eurovision Song Contest. Ann Sophie and Jamie-Lee both placed last in the grand final in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Earlier this year, Levina slightly improved by finishing in 25th place with Perfect Life. Therefore, there is no doubt ARD will be doing everything they can to find their way back to the success of the early 2010s when Lena and Roman Lob secured Germany three consecutive top ten finishes, as well as that all-important victory!
Will you be heading to Berlin to watch the show? Furthermore, which artists would you like to see taking to the stage? Let us know in the comments below!
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