The quest of Germany’s next Eurovision entry is underway as today begins in Berlin the songwriting camp for Unser Lied für Israel (“Our Song for Israel”).

The Song Writing Camp itself will take place in Berlin again, from Monday to Friday of the coming week and will be ringing in with a first meeting this evening. Like last year, Lars Ingwersen plays a leading role, as well as 24 songwriters, songwriters and composers. Which people exactly are, is not yet known

Of the total of 15 workshop participants , the juries have selected six acts, which are now in the next round. The names are to be announced in the coming days. Another, seventh act was invited to the song Writing Camp, but has decided because of a parallel project to ESC ultimately against participation.

Working  over several days and in varying combinations on new songs as well as of ideas and set pieces, who already have the artists or songwriters. The acts can also bring their own songs in the process, also it is also possible that ultimately songs are selected that arise outside of the Song Writing Camps and may also come from songwriting teams who do not attend the camp

The participants in Unser Lied für Israel are expected to be presented before the end of 2018. The final of Unser Lied für Israel is set to be held in February, with Barbara Schoneberger returning as the host of the German national final.

Meanwhile another act confirmed that won’t participate in the national final.  Daniel Schuhmacher announced through his Facebook account made public that he won’t be among the six national final acts.

 

The act has a notable career in Germany and was the winner of the German Idol in 2009.  Daniel joins the other 5 acts that didn’t make it to the national final while we still don’t have updates on the following names: BB Thomaz, Nicole Cross, Gregor Hagele, Diana Schneider, Aly Ryan and Barna 

 

Germany is one of the founder members of the Eurovision Song Contest, having competed in the very first contest in 1956. The country has won the competition twice, namely in 1982 and 2010.

In 2018 Germany placed 4th in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with Michael Schulte‘s  You let me walk alone.