Germany: 33 artists remain after Speed-Dating in Cologne

Germany is looking for their next artist to represent them in the Eurovision Song Contest. This weekend, in the city of Cologne, a Speed-Dating round was held to present the artists that will battle to make it to the five artists that will take part in Under Song für Kiev 2017.

After this selection round, 33 people remain to run for a place in the German final. You can check out the profiles of each remaining artist and watch them perform here.

There have been 2000 (!) applications in Germany. “We did not expect to be blown away like this,” says delegation leader Carola Conze about the quality of the candidates. The jury makes it clear that it is not only the voice that matters, but that the personality of the candidates plays an important role in the selection.