Germany Das Deutsche Finale 2024: Artists
Photo: NDR

Germany: Songs for Das deutsche Finale 2024 released

Eight of the nine songs looking to represent Germany at Eurovision this year have been released and are ready to be listened to now. The final song competing in Das deutsche Finale 2024 will be decided via Ich will zum ESC! on 8 February

Last year, Germany hoped to secure a better result when selecting Lord of the Lost with their song Blood & Glitter to represent them in Liverpool, but for a second year in a row they scored a ticket to last place. With that, this season Germany is more eager than ever to get out of their Eurovision slump.

Even with last year's result, German broadcaster NDR is choosing the route of a national selection once again. Back in September, NDR unveiled Das deutsche Finale 2024, the process Germany will be using to select their representative. And now, after months of waiting, we have the first eight acts and songs looking for the opportunity to wave the flag this May for Germany.

Artists had until 15 October to submit entries either on or via TikTok using the hashtag #EurovisionGermany2024, and the chosen ones have now been uploaded onto the platform.

Last Month, it was also revealed that Germany would be using another national selection format, Ich will zum ESC! to select one of the artists for Das deutsche Finale 2024. All information on Ich will zum ESC! can be found in the article below. The winner of Ich will zum ESC! will be chosen on 8 February and will join the eight acts in the Das deutsche Finale 2024 Final.

Das deutsche Finale 2024

Das deutsche Finale 2024 will be held on 16 February at Studio Berlin Adlershof in Berlin, and will be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger.

Voting will consist of 50% jury and 50% televote to determine the winner.

The winner of Das deutsche Finale 2024 will automatically qualify for the Grand Final of Eurovision 2024 since Germany is part of the Big 5. This is due to Germany being one of the top financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest

Germany is a grand old country in the Eurovision Song Contest. They have participated 66 times since the beginning in 1956.

Germany 2010: Lena - "Satellite"

The only year Germany didn't participate was in 1996. Prior to the competition in 1996, 30 countries had signed up for participation, so the EBU had to make a selection. Judges from the participating countries made a secret vote, where the top-22 songs qualified. During this vote, the judges only listened 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 vote was that Germany was ruled out. This was the first and only time Germany didn't participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Germany 2010: Lena - "Satellite"

Germany's best results are two victories: in 1982 (Nicole - "Ein Bißchen Frieden") and 2010 (Lena - "Satellite"). Their worst results are nine last place finishes. Germany is a member of the "Big-5," which means they don't have to go through the Semi-final round and are automatically qualified for the Grand Final. They are also a member of "Club Nul Points," with zero points in 1964, 1965 and 2015.

About the author: Justina Helgeson (United States of America)

authorJustina is a correspondent from the United States. She is a more recent fan as she first started following Eurovision in 2021. Since then, she has followed every Eurovision related event and developed a passion for the contest as a whole. If you were to ask them what their favourite all time Eurovision song is, Brividi by Mahmood and Blanco (Italy 2022) will be their answer.

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