Ein Lied Für Deutschland ("A Song For Germany") is the german national selection hosted by the NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk). It determines the country's representative for the North Vision Song Contest, and has been organized since the the eighth edition]].
Since the second edition of the selection, the NDR tries to send mainly unknown musicians to give them a chance to become more known in europe. A big spectrum of music styles is presented in the selection.
Selection of contestants
Together with ARD (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) , NDR selects the entrants for the line-up. However, other broadcasters can suggest songs, too.
Together with ARD (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) , NDR selects the entrants for the line-up. However, other broadcasters can suggest artists, too.
The national selection is hosted in Cologne at the Lanxess Arena.
Since the second edition, 10 artists participate at the german national selection.
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The current voting format is a positional voting system similar to that used at the Eurovision Song Contest. 11 international juries each award 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 points to their top seven songs, the eleven juries account for 50% of the total score. Televotes account for the remaining 50%; The value of the votes was 2 x 473 points, which meant that tele-votes and jury-votes represent 50/50 each. If an entry is getting 10% of the tele-votes it will be equivalent to 10% of 473 points. The song with the highest number of points at the end of the voting is the winner.
If there is a tie, the song that has received more votes from the public receives the higher position.
Juries can send an application to SVT, when it is announced that the lines for this are open.
|Edition||Juries (in running order)|
|Edition||Artist||Song||Translation||Position in North Vision|
|#01||Unheilig||"Als Wär's Das Erste Mal"||Like It Would Be The First Time||TBA|