Tony Marshall wants to represent Germany in Lisbon
GERMANY – It was 1976 when Tony Marshall won the national selection and was ready to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest but he disqualified as his entry was discovered to be previously performed by an Israeli singer.
Local press report that 41 years after his disqualification Tony Marshall wants to represent his country in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest edition in Lisbon stating: In the last years we have only been humiliated.
“In recent years we have only been humiliated,” the singer told a German publication, “Twelve points do not know what … Eurovision is about music! We should think about it.” Regarding the fact that NDR has not yet revealed its plans for the 2018 competition, Tony Marshall says he is ready for the various scenarios: “I am ready, whatever the process. I want to compete with a German song” he reiterated, despite being 80 next May. Asked about the controversy that put him out of the Eurovision Song Contest of 1976, the singer expressed great regret: “It was a great disappointment for me, so I’m going to start preparing for next year’s participation.”