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Eurovision 2020: Ben Dolic will represent Germany with "Violent Thing"

Ben Dolic will represent Germany at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song "Violent Thing". Listen to the song here

This year, the German broadcaster NDR picked their artist and song in an internal selection process, where two independent juries decided that Ben should represent their country in Rotterdam. The first jury represented the public, with of 100 people from all over Germany. The second jury was an international expert jury of 20 music professionals.

The German broadcaster NDR has just revealed their Lied für Rotterdam: Ben Dolic with Violent Thing. Ben will represent Germany at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Germany 2020: Ben Dolic - "Violent Thing"

His song Violent Thing is written by Austrian-Bulgarian producer and songwriter and Eurovision veteran Borislav Milanov and his team at Symphonix. Boris' songs have always made it into the top-7, and even three times top-4 at Eurovision Song Contest over the past four years: Kristian Kostov's Beautiful Mess (Bulgaria 2017), Cesár Sampson with Nobody But You (Austria 2018) and Poli Genova with If Love Was a Crime (Bulgaria 2016).

The staging of his performance in Rotterdam is being prepared by Justin Timberlake's choreographer and artistic director Marty Kudelka.

Ben Dolic

Benjamin Dolič, 22, was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia and moved to Switzerland in 2015. His career began when he was only 12 in the talent show Slovenia Got Talent, where he made it to the Semi-finals.

He was competing in Slovenia's national selection for Eurovision 2016 as a member of the group D Base, but didn't made it to the final.

In 2018 he finished second in The Voice of Germany.

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Germany in Eurovision Song Contest

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Germany is a grand old country in the Eurovision Song Contest. They have participated 63 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.

Best result is two victories in 1982 (Nicole - "Ein Bißchen Frieden") and 2010 (Lena - "Satellite"), and the worst is seven last places. They are also a member of "Club Nul Points", with nul points in 1964, 1965 and 2015.

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