We only have one song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018… And now we also have the same amount of confirmed spokespersons. NDR have announced that Barbara Schöneberger will present the German votes for the fourth year running.
Barbara Schöneberger: Loved by many
Barbara Schöneberger was first introduced to us Eurovision fans in 2014. She hosted the national final, which went into history books for the unexpected loss Unheilig suffered to Elaiza. A year later, she returned to witness (and solve) the most iconic national final moment of the past few years. Andreas Kümmert won the show and withdrew instantly. Schöneberger then decided runner-up Ann Sophie had to be given the ticket.
That was also the first time she acted as the German spokesperson. She kept the double job of hosting the national final and presenting the votes in 2016 and 2017. For 2018, she will not host the national final. Due to scheduling issues, she will be replaced by Linda Zervakis and Elton.
The good news, though, is that we do not have to miss Barbara for Lisbon! We’ll see her for a short minute of time when she announces the German votes. Even though it’s just the twelve, she will be there.
As is tradition by now, Germany will host a special public viewing for the Eurovision Song Contest. That show will be preceded by a concert, as well as finished by one. Germany’s biggest stars, such as Glasperlenspiel and Helene Fischer, tend to attend the event.
That show will also be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger. It will take place, as is also tradition, on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg. NDR will show that concert on television as well, where they usually get a first reaction from the German entrant.
Are you happy to see Barbara Schöneberger as the 2018 spokesperson for Germany? Who would you like to see announcing your country’s points? Let us know!