Germany to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2010 victory, and choose their own 2020 winner on 16th of May!

Germany has revealed the program which they plan for the 16th of May. They will organize a special show as a replacement for the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest, in addition to that, they are planning to mark the 10th anniversary of their victory. The first broadcast, the semi-finals, is set for Saturday, 9th of May, with the start at 20:15 CET on Das Erste,, and ARD. It will be hosted and moderated by the YouTube twins Dennis and Benni Wolter, and also have broadcast on their YouTube channel. “World Wide Living Room – the ESC semi-final 2020” will be the name of the show. The two of them will be supported by the German Eurovision commentator Peter Urban. In this broadcast, all 41 entries which were supposed to take part at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be presented and viewers will be able to vote online and via televoting for their favourite. In addition to the viewer’s votes, the jury will also award points. Each artist will be introduced through short postcards. German entry “Violent Thing” by Ben Dolic will be presented but it won’t be possible to vote for it.

Ben Dolic – “Violent Thing” 

The 10 top-rated acts from the semi-final will advance to the show „Eurovision Song Contest 2020 – das deutsche Finale live aus der Elbphilharmonie“, which will be broadcasted live on Saturday, 16th of May with the start at 20:15 CET on Some of the acts may also be performed live from the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. In addition to that, the show will feature recordings of the most beautiful, most emotional and craziest appearances of these countries from the past 64 years of Eurovision history. The newly released Stage Version of German entry “Violent Thing” is expected to be performed by Ben Dolic with the staging prepared for the ESC final in Rotterdam. The show will include voting and the winner will get (presumably in the stage version), which is “as close as possible to the staging as it should have looked in the ESC final in Rotterdam” should. The highlight of the show will be voting. The show will be moderated by Barbara Schöneberger, joined with the comments of Peter Urban and Michael Schulte, who is expected to perform.

Ben Dolic – Violent Thing (Stage Version)

After the end of the final which is planned for 22:00 CET the broadcast of “Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light” will take place. But the Eurovision night won’t end with it as Germany plans to mark the 10th year anniversary of Lena’s victory in Oslo with “Satellite” with the broadcast of Grand final of Eurovision 2010 at midnight.

Lena Meyer-Landrut

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