Germany – In 2015 German Broadcaster NDR planned an internal selection and selected Xavier Naidoo but Fan backlash made them pull him out of the contest. Now it looks like they are again going to choose their Eurovision Act via National Selection.
ESCToday have reported that photos of 12 singers and bands have been found on the NDR servers for their Eurovision Website eurovision.de. These acts are:
Four piece band from Cologne founded in 2011 and sing in both English and German. Their debut album “Wird schon irgendwie gehen” reached only 33 in the German Charts and their debut single “Oft Gefragt” reached #18
Benne is a singer and song writer from Berlin. He released his first album “Nie Mehr Wie Immer” in 2015.
BOY are a duo consisting of Valeska Steiner from Switzerland and Sonja Glass from Germany. Their debut album “Mutual Friends” was released in Germany, America, UK and Japan where it found most success. Their latest single “We Were Here” can be heard below
CÄTHE, real name Catharina Sieland has been singing since she was twelve and has released three studio albums in her native Germany. Her most recent single “Hallelujah” can be heard live below
Born in 1989 Joris Buchholz has been performing since High School. He started off as a drummer in his school band until eventually moving to the front and singing for himself. Hos debut album “Hoffnungslos Hoffnungsvoll” reached #3 in the German Charts in 2015.
Consisting of Daniel Stoyanov and Michael Vajna, Malky have been performing together since 2011 and they describe their sound as “Melancholic Gothic”
Fronted by Mieze Katz, Mia have been together since 1997. Their latest album “Biste Mode” was released in 2015 and their single from this album “Lauffeur” can be heard below
Real name Nina Graf, Miu started her career as a teacher at the Hamburg School of Music.Her debut album “Watercoloured Borderlines” was released in August 2015 with “Final Stroke” as her debut single from it. This can be heard below
Real name Hanan Hamdi, Namika is of Moroccan descent and is a rapper as well as a singer. Her first album “Nador” was released in 2015 and her song “Lieblingsmensch” reached #1 in the German Charts
At 42 years old, Olli Schulz will be the oldest of the leaked finalists. He is a TV presenter as well as a singer. He has released four albums between 2009 and 2015 which saw the release of 4th album “Feelings aus der Asche”. His first song from the album can be heard below
Sara was actually born in the USA but is currently based in Berlin. She is 20 years old so is the youngest on the list. Her debut single “Monster Lead Me Home” can be heard below
Wilhelm Tell Me
Three piece band Wilhelm Tell Me have been together since 2010. Their latest album “A Short Story for the Road” was released back in 2014 with “Let Me Take You Away” as the lead single from it
NDR are still to comment on the above names but it is said a statement is due to be revealed soon. Germany need a good entry this year after Ann Sophie failed to gain any points in the Grand Final in 2015 with her song “Black Smoke”
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