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Germany: ‘Unser Lied für Liverpool’ to include TikTok talent

09 November 2022 at 12:00 CET
Malik Harris represented Germany in Turin
German broadcaster NDR has announced the return of the Eurovision selection show ‘Unser Lied für…’ alongside a new application pathway for talented TikTok users.

Submissions to Unser Lied für Liverpool (‘Our Song for Liverpool’) can be made through the website until Monday 28 November. But that’s not all…

This year, for the first time, TikTok will be used in the search for the German act, using the hashtag: #UnserLiedFürLiverpool.

The most promising songs presented on TikTok (and that comply with the official submission guidelines) will be voted on, and whoever wins from the TikTok entries will be added to the Unser Lied für Liverpool potential lineup.

On top of inviting submissions, the German broadcaster NDR will also proactively approach record companies and artists.

Andreas Gerling, head of the ARD team for the Eurovision Song Contest at NDR, says: 

‘This competition, Europe’s biggest music show, is very important to us. And we are competing in the hope that we will come out ahead. Anyone who thinks they can contribute their musical quality to help make Germany a winner again is therefore more than welcome. I am looking forward to what will hopefully be a very varied and exciting competition.’

A team of music industry professionals will evaluate the acts for the show, and there are no limits on the styles of music submitted.

Unser Lied für Liverpool will be broadcast live in early March, with ARD pop radio stations - Antenne Brandenburg, BAYERN 3, Bremen Vier, hr3, MDR Jump, NDR 2, SR 1, SWR3 und WDR 2 - inviting their listeners to vote online, contributing to the final results.

Last year, Germany sent Malik Harris to the Contest; you can listen to an exclusive interview with the 'Rockstar' on the official Eurovision Song Contest podcast, out now.

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