The German broadcaster NDR has been holding a press conference to present six hopeful ESC participants. On 4th March, 2022 a big national final can be expected.
Great to see, that Germany is going to have a national final, unlike the past two years. The German ESC broadcaster NDR has officially announced to hold a national final in Berlin on 4th March, 2022. There are going to be six participants to battle for the ticket to Turin in May. As Germany belongs to the “Big 5” countries it will automatically is set for the Grand Final and has not to undergo the semi-finals.
This morning a press conference has been held in Hamburg, hosted by Alina Stiegler, who is normally presenting the video-clips before the ESC. In Hamburg the officials met the participants and questions could be asked regarding the selection process and the format. This year the German audience will be able to vote online from 28th February onward, these votes will count 50%, on 4th March, there will be the additional 50% televotes counted together.
The officials emphasized that there will be the best promotion possible, in the radio stations, all songs will also be played during prime time. All the ARD pop radio stations have been involved in the selection process as well and the video-clips will be shown on the ARD main channel. Unfortunately, the German national final will not be broadcasted in the ARD main program, but on all local third programs and ONE.
Out of almost 1000 submissions, 26 act have been chosen by an expert jury included the German Head of Delegation Alexandra Wolfslast. At the end there are six German hopefuls to choose and it will all be in the hands of the audience via radio and TV. All songs are a kind of radio-friendly and have the potential to become a hit. But will this be enough to win the ESC? Germany did not have a good hand in the past year to pick the right song and singer to convince internationally.
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