Germany: Final on 25th of February, leaked names were false

Germany will have a national final to pick their song for the Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday the 25th of February. The show will be held in Köln and start at 20:15 CET. The names of the finalists have not been revealed yet.

Many Eurovision websites covered an alleged leak with the names of the acts that will take part in such a final, because of a fan blog that posted the news with a link to some pictures of artists on the official Eurovision website in Germany. That same official website is now claiming that these names were false.

Germany originally chose Xavier Naidoo as the artist to represent their country in Stockholm, but later withdrew him because of the commotion his selection has caused. Broadcaster NDR got critized for that decision later on.