German broadcaster ARD, has announced the date for the Eurovision 2023 national selection.
“Unser Lied für Liverpool” (Eng: our song for Liverpool) will be held on Friday, the 3rd of March 2023 at 22:20 CET.
The host will be the beloved Barbara Schöneberger
The selection process(in the sense of songs shortlisting) included 3 phases:
- The jury listened to around 600 submissions and assessed them. This phase was held around the 9th of December. The jury included the ARD Eurovision team, internal expertise, Alexandra Wolfslast (Head of German delegation), Eurovision.de editorial team and more. They shortlisted an unknown number of songs.
- A group of international jury members will listen to the shortlisted acts and will have to make comments on each one of them. They won’t vote, but their opinions will be considered when decisions are made.
- The group of German jury will shortlist around 7 songs from the open submissions path.
- In addition, at least one song from the Tik-Tok path will get a wild-card for “Unser Lied für Liverpool“.
The number of finalists remained unknown and will be in the range of 6-12.
However, according to ESC Komapkt, it seems like the professional committee has shortlisted 9 artists to participate in the final.
They will be joined by one of candidates on the Tik-Tok submission path.
The Tik-Tok wildcard will be chosen through public vote. This voting runs from January 27th to February 3rd. You can find out the result live in the first edition of the new show “Alles Eurovision” with Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegel on February 4 at 18:00 CET
Listeners to regional ARD music stations from:
Antenne Brandenburg, BAYERN 3, Bremen Vier, hr3, MDR Jump, NDR 2, SR 1, SWR3 and WDR will be able to vote for their favorite songs in the lead-up to the live final.
These votes will contribute to the overall result.
Malik Harris represented Germany at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Rockstars“.
He finished in 25th place (last) in the final: