Germany, Austria and Switzerland to host joint Eurovision show

The Eurovision countdown of the German EBU broadcaster NDR has been a tradition for German Eurovision fans for many years. It was usually set in Hamburg at the world famous Reeperbahn, where the host of the show would later announce the German points for the Eurovision Song Contest in front of a big crowd of Eurovision fans. For this year, the show will see some changes.

Barbara Schöneberger, who announced the German points every year since 2015, will remain the host but instead of Hamburg, the show will be filmed from the Tate museum in the host city of Liverpool. The second, even bigger change is that for the first time, the program will not only be shown on German television but also on the EBU broadcasters of Austria (ORF) and Switzerland (SRF).

During the countdown for the Grand Final, Barbara is going to welcome several guest stars in the show, including the Eurovision representatives Lord Of The Lost (Germany), Teya and Salena (Austria) and Remo Forrer (Switzerland).

For the first time, viewers from these three countries can get in the mood for the ESC final together, and let it end together: When the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 ends, the three broadcasters will show the “ESC – the Aftershow”. The “Eurovision Countdown” starts at 20:15 CET and the “Aftershow” is set to begin at 00:45 CET. In between, the stations will broadcast the ESC final live from 21:00 CET.

The “Aftershow” has usually featured an interview with the German representative, after the results were given out. It is therefore possible that the Austrian and Swiss representatives will also be interviewed about their placing, in case they reach the final. One of these interviews that caused a stir in the media was with Germany’s Eurovision representative in 2021, who appeared to be drunk after finishing in 25th place with a total of three points:

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1 Comment
  1. Gabriella says

    I hope Marco Mengoni wins, because the song is beautiful

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