The seven of the eight artists are selected by the public broadcaster NDR, and the last artist will be chosen at the "Club Concert" on 19 February 2015. At the Club Concert ten selected songs will perform live, and the public will vote for the song that will get the eighth ticket to Unser Song für Österreich.
The first seven finalists:
• Alexa Feser
• Mrs. Greenbird
• Andreas Kümmert
• Noize Generation
Germany in Eurovision Song Contest
Best result is two victories in 1982 (Nicole - "Ein Bißchen Frieden") and 2010 (Lena - "Satellite"), and the worst is four last places. They are also a member of "Club Zero Points", with zero points in 1964 and 1965.
Germany is a grand old country in the Eurovision Song Contest. They have participated 58 times since the beginning of ESC in 1956. The only year Germany didn't participate was in 1996. Prior to the competition in 1996, 30 countries had signed up for participation, so EBU had to make a selection. Judges from the countries made a secret voting, where the 22 best qualified. During this voting, the judges only listen to but didn't watch the contestants. This turned out to be highly unpopular, and it was also the only time this method was used. The result of the voting was that Germany was ruled out. This was the first and only time Germany didn't participate in Eurovision Song Contest.