GERMANY – Further developments on Unser Lied, the German national selection show through which the country will decide its participation in Eurovision 2019.
The five day workshop took place Maarwegstudio2, in Cologne-Braunsfeld and now has concluded, in which 15 acts competed. They recorded their video for the jury.
From 20 invited acts only 15 took part. We remind you that originally more the 1000 submissions gathered by the national broadcaster.
Only 11 out of the 15 acts have been named as NDR was asked to keep their identity secret.
Thomas Schreiber and Christoph Pellander stated: “Among the participants are also artists who at first do not want to be mentioned by name and make their decision to participate dependent on their experience at the workshop – that’s what we understand and respect. A total of 15 of the top 20 were accepted by NDR. The remaining five were not available due to time constraints, having musical plans for 2019 that cannot be combined with the ESC or not seeing themselves on the ESC stage.”
The 15 qualifiers will produce new videos for the jury and the final announcement will take place sometime within November. Then the song writing camp will kick off and by December everything will be concluded.
The national final will take place in February.