Germany – The rumors have been confirmed! The German song for the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf will be selected in a process with two semi-finals on private channel Pro7 and a final on public broadcaster ARD. Lena will present 6 songs in each semi-final of which three will qualify for the final. Apparently, the officials want to engage high-profile songwriters for the competition. Unsurprisingly Stefan Raab will write two of the songs, but also Guy Chambers, who has already worked with Robbie William and Kylie Minogue is rumored to contribute one song. The names of the authors and composers will not be made public until after the winner has been chosen (UPDATE: The song’s writers have been revealed during the shows)
Guy Chambers co-wrote some of Williams’ best known tracks, including Rock DJ, Feel, Millennium, Let Me Entertain You, Angels, Supreme, No Regrets and Eternity. He has also co-written songs for Katie Melua’s album “The House”, the Melanie C hit “First day of my life” and several songs for Kylie Minogue, Anastacia, James Blunt and Tina Turner.
Earlier this year Alexander Rybak had offered to write a song for Lena as well. Maybe we will see a cooperation of the two last Eurovision winners.
Lena had announced her will to represent Germany again right after her victory in Oslo. It’s the first time since the 50s that a winner returns the following year!