On the official website Eurovision.de, Head of Delegation Ralf Quibeldey explains that the number of participants in the German final has been raised from three to five, to show a bigger variety of music genres. The acts for the national final were chosen by a panel including NDR executives, upon consultation with various record labels. Professionalism and experience were top priority, and all participants had to be signed with a record label.
Each participant will bring a well-known supporter to the national final. The names of the artists' supporters are yet to be revealed, but Quibeldey promises a surprise.