At "Eurovision Song Contest 2023 - Our song for Liverpool" on March 3rd, it will be decided who will go to the ESC for Germany. Eight preliminary decision participants have already been determined, one is still being determined via a TikTok voting, the NDR announced on Friday. This voting started on January 27th at 1 p.m. and will run until February 3rd at 8 p.m.
In the TikTok vote, the community can choose between the singer Betül ("Heaven"), the soul artist Leslie Clio (36, "Free Again"), the rock band From Fall to Spring ("Draw The Line"), hit star Ikke hip gold (46, "song with good lyrics"), the singer JONA ("10/10") and the brothers Mitchy and André Katawazi with NashUp ("Summertime") decide. The result is to be announced on February 4th at 6 p.m. on “Everything Eurovision” on eurovision.de.
While Leslie Clio and Co. still have to worry about participating in the preliminary round, eight artists are sure to be there on March 3rd in Cologne. One of the most prominent among them is the pop group Frida Gold. She performs with the song "All women in me are tired" feat. Afra Rubino. On Instagram, the band announced the music video premiere for this Friday at 7 p.m.
In addition to the Bochumers, the singer/songwriter Will Church (28) with "Hold On", folk artist Patty Gurdy (25, "Melodies Of Hope"), singer TRONG (30, "Dare To Be Different"), the Passau band are trying Lonely Spring with "Misfit", singer/songwriter Anica Russo (22, "Once Upon A Dream"), the Hamburg metal band Lord Of The Lost with "Blood And Glitter" and pop artist René Miller (28, "Concrete Heart") are lucky on "Our Song for Liverpool".
The eight acts were chosen by the ESC editors and an advisory team of national and international music experts. Originally there were 548 submissions on eurovision.de or directly to the NDR ESC editorial team that met the criteria. By the end of the application period, TikTok had posted more than 900 videos under the hashtag
Similar to the ESC, the winning act of the German preliminary round will be determined by international juries and by televoting by the German audience. 50 percent of the points are awarded by eight juries in eight different countries, each consisting of five people.
The other 50 percent of the points come from the German audience and are made up of online voting in the run-up to the show, calls and text messages. The same number of points, which were distributed by the international juries, are distributed to the nine songs in percentage of the German televoting.
The live show on March 3 at 10:20 p.m. will be moderated by entertainer Barbara Schöneberger (48). It runs in the first, on ONE, on eurovision.de and in the ARD media library.