Ten artists will be selected for "Unser Lied für Stockholm", and the winner will (if he/she wants to) represent Germany at Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm.
Selection problems the last two years
The German broadcaster NDR announced back on 19 November 2015 that Xavier Naidoo would represent Germany at Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm. But Xavier was not the fan's favourite, because some of his lyrics have been described as anti-semitic and homophobic. After negative response from the German public, NDR decided to withdraw Xavier Naidoo from Eurovision just two days after.
Last year's national final ended also quite dramatic, when the winner, Andreas Kümmert declined to represent Germany at Eurovision Song Contest 2015. He instead gave the ticket to Ann Sophie.
Best result is two victories in 1982 (Nicole - "Ein Bißchen Frieden") and 2010 (Lena - "Satellite"), and the worst is five last places. They are also a member of "Club Zero Points", with zero points in 1964, 1965 and 2015.