Germany 2016: national final decided after failed internal selection
HAMBURG, GERMANY – German national broadcaster announced through a press conference, that the country will decide its artist and song entry through a national final after the failed internal selection of Xavier Naidoo.
NDR and ARD chairman Lutz Marmor made the announcement in a press conference saying: “NDR made a mistake”, says Marmor. “This decision damages the reputation of the ARD and so all our work sustainable.”
Naidoo though praised by ARD’s Entertainment Coordinator Mr Thomas Schreiber, described as an “outstanding artist” denying allegations about homophobia and racism although the media made a huge fuzz over it. We all remember anyway the Andreas Kümmert incident during the German National Final, as he denied to receive his trophy and represent the country in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Dates and format of the national selection to be announced in due time.