A few hours before the official announcement, Germany revealed details about the selected act for Eurovision 2020.
The singer Ben Dolic’ will represent Germany in Eurovision 2020. He will perform the song “Violent Thing”
The song was written and composed by the team of Boris Milanov. Boris is an Austrian – Bulgarian songwriter and producer. He has an impressive record in Eurovision after writing some of Eurovision top hits: Bulgaria 2016 (Poli Genova – “If Love Was A Crime”), Austria 2018 (Cesar Sampson – Ain’t Nobody Like You”), Bulgaria 2017 (Kristian Kostov – “Beautiful Mess”) and more.
Who is Ben Dolic?
Ben Dolic is a 22 yeard old. He was born in Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia.
He started his singing career at the age of 12 when he participated in “Slovenia’s Got Talent” and made it to the semi-finals.
In 2016, the singer was a member of the group D Base. The band participated in the national selection of Slovenia in Eurovision 2016 but was eliminated in the semi-finals.
At the age of 18, Ben and his family moved to Switzerland where he started to learn the language of Dutch. In 2018, the singer participated in “The Voice of Germany” where he finished as a runner-up. Afterward, he went on a tour in Austria and Germany.
The selection Process
The song of Germany for Eurovision 2020 will be officially revealed on Thursday, the 27th of February 2020 at 21:30 CET.
The show where the selected entry will be revealed will be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger.
The selection process was based on the judgment of 2 jury pannels. The first group includes 100 German Eurovision fans. The second group is an international expert jury of 20 music professionals. All of them were judges of their home country in the selection process or Eurovision itself.
Each jury group gets 50% of the overall vote. The two groups rated several artists and hundreds of performances.
The broadcaster mention that the main advantage of the process is getting more time to plan the performance, staging, and choreography of the selected entry.
You can read Ben‘s reaction on Instagram right here:
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Hey guys, I am beyond excited to finally share the big news: I am going to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest with my brand new single “Violent Thing” this year. 😊 This is such a great honor and I am incredibly grateful to have this opportunity. I cannot wait to be on stage and sing my heart out for you! You can now listen to my song and watch my music video “Violent Thing”. 🎬🎧 DE 🇩🇪 Hey zusammen, ich bin überglücklich, euch endlich die große Neuigkeit zu erzählen: Ich werde Deutschland beim diesjährigen Eurovision Song Contest mit meiner brandneuen Single “Violent Thing” vertreten. 😊 Das ist wirklich eine riesengroße Ehre für mich und ich kann’s nicht erwarten auf der Bühne zu stehen und alles für euch zu geben! Ihr könnt euch meinen Song “Violent Thing” jetzt anhören und das Video bei Youtube ansehen. 🎬🎧 ➡ umg.lnk.to/ViolentThing #eurovisionsongcontest #esc2020 #violentthing