German broadcaster NDR has launched an ambitious search for its entry to the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Eurovision Song Contest — Unser Song 2017 — will see five young talents perform songs commissioned from globally successful producers in a bid to represent Germany in Kyiv. For the first time ever, international viewers will be able to have their say in who should represent Germany in 2017, using a feature on the official Eurovision Song Contest app, Eurovision Vibes.
Germany needs you!
Germany is asking your help in selecting its entry for 2017 in the official Eurovision Song Contest app, Eurovision Vibes. In the official Eurovision app fans from around the world will be able to watch the rehearsals of the German national selection performances, as well as the live show and then use Eurovision Vibes to cast their vote.
The Eurovision Vibes feature and rehearsal clips of the performances will be made available on Wednesday 8th February. At 20:15 CET all international Eurovision fans will be able to give their opinion via the app, and this will remain open until just before the live broadcast of the national selection the day after.
During the German national selection, which will be translated in English, the host will share the international vibes with the German viewers. This means that the German voters will know which entry appeals the most to the international audience. It is the first time that the international audience is able to have a say in the national selection of another country using the official app.
Check out the video below which explains how Eurovision Vibes works.
A winning formula
Previous Eurovision Song Contest winners Nicole (Germany 1982), Ruslana (Ukraine 2004) and Conchita (Austria 2014) will also appear in the German national selection, performing a medley of winning songs.
The three-hour show will also feature a jury panel comprising three of Germany's most popular musicians: Tim Bendzko, Florian Silbereisen, and Lena, Germany's most recent Eurovision winner.
Read the full story of Germany's national selection for 2017, including participating acts and songs, in our live feature. Eurovision Song Contest - Unser Song 2017 on Thursday 9th February at 20:15 CET. Download the official Eurovision Song Contest app here.