ARD, Germany’s Eurovision broadcaster, have revealed the date of their German national final. Titled “Germany 12 Points”, the live final will be held on March 4. Barbara Schöneberger returns to host the show live from Berlin.
Teh winner of “Germany 12 Points” will represent Germany at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. Online voters and German TV viewers will both determine who wins the ticket to Italy. The artists and their songs will be revealed on February 10. Online voting starts on February 28 with the release of the songs.
A total of 944 applications from music acts and their songs were received. It was previously reported that Eskimo Callboy were one of the artists to submit a song. The German Eurovision expert jury is currently in the process of selecting the best acts. For the first time, ARD radio are an integral part of the selection process. Included are: Antenne Brandenburg, BAYERN 3, Bremen Vier, hr3, MDR Jump, NDR 2, SR 1, SWR3 und WDR 2. The jury consists of music experts from these radio programs and Alexandra Wolfslast, head of the German ESC delegation.
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
Germany has had mixed fortunes in recent Eurovision Song Contests. They automatically qualify for the final as one of the Big 5, but that has not helped much. The country had selected their entry internally for 2020 and 2021. For the latter result, Jendrik finished in 25th place with 3 points. Prior to that, Germany has finished 25th or lower in every contest since 2015, with the exception of 2018, where Michael Schulte came 4th with ‘You Let Me Walk Alone’.
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