Eurovision Song Contest: ESC preliminary decision again with Schöneberger

Barbara Schöneberger is moderating the German preliminary round for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) again for the eighth time.

Eurovision Song Contest: ESC preliminary decision again with Schöneberger

Barbara Schöneberger is moderating the German preliminary round for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) again for the eighth time. The responsible NDR also announced on behalf of ARD that the show, this time called "Eurovision Song Contest 2024 - The German Finale", would come from the Adlershof studio in Berlin on February 16th, a Friday evening.

The two-hour show on Erste is only scheduled for 10:05 p.m. and not for prime time at 8:15 p.m. "The winner of the ESC preliminary round will represent Germany at the ESC final in Malmö on May 11, 2024."

Schöneberger is the record holder

This year the preliminary decision was not held in February, but on March 3rd, a Thursday, and it came from Cologne and not Berlin. Six months later, Schöneberger (49) was honored for her moderation of the music show entitled “Our Song for Liverpool” at the German Television Awards in the “Best Individual Performance/Entertainment Moderation” category.

Schöneberger has moderated the German ESC preliminary decision show from 2014 to 2017 and 2019 (with Linda Zervakis) and also in 2022 and 2023. There was no preliminary decision in the Corona years 2020 and 2021.

In the list of moderators in the German preliminary round, Schöneberger is the record holder with eight appearances. Behind her is Axel Bulthaupt, who moderated six times. Other presenters in the story were, for example, Thomas Hermanns, Anke Engelke, Hape Kerkeling, Carmen Nebel, Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff, Carolin Reiber, Thomas Gottschalk and Katja Ebstein.

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