Germany in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Germany debuted at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Warsaw, Poland. KiKa, the children's channel jointly owned by European Broadcasting Union (EBU) members ARD and ZDF, selected Susan Oseloff as the first representative of Germany. Her song, "Stronger with You", was written by singer-songwriter Levent Geiger, a finalist in the German children's show Dein Song in 2015 and 2019. Susan finished in last place during the final on 29 November 2020, scoring 66 points.
|Member station||KiKa (ARD, ZDF)|
|National selection events|
|Best result||12th: 2020|
|Worst result||12th: 2020|
|Germany's page at Eurovision.tv|
Germany was originally going to take part in the 2003 contest in Copenhagen, but later withdrew from the contest. They also planned to take part in the 2004 contest in Lillehammer but again withdrew from the contest. In addition, NDR also broadcast the 2003, 2015 and 2016 contests. For 2003, the broadcaster organised a delayed broadcast on KiKa whilst the contests in 2015 and 2016 were livestreamed via the broadcaster's Eurovision Song Contest website eurovision.de with commentary provided by Thomas Mohr.
In May 2014, NDR announced they would not debut at the 2014 contest as they believed the contest would not be a success under German television marketing standards. They did, however, observe the 2013 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. ZDF attended the 2014 Contest in Malta. On 1 July 2015, ARD consortium member NDR launched an online poll to decide whether Germany should participate in the 2015 contest, which would be broadcast on their children's station, KiKa (a joint venture of ARD and ZDF). Germany ultimately did not participate.
In December 2019, KiKA confirmed that a delegation from the broadcaster and NDR was attending the 2019 contest in Gliwice, Poland to experience the competition as part of the audience. It was emphasised that no decision had yet been made as to whether Germany would participate the following year or not although there were close discussions with the EBU.
Before Junior EurovisionEdit
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020|
|Selection process||Dein Song für Warschau|
|Selection date(s)||2 September 2020|
|Selected song||"Stronger with You"|
|Selected songwriter(s)||Levent Geiger|
|Final result||12th, 66 points|
|Germany in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest|
For the nation's first participation, the broadcasters selected their artist through the national selection process Dein Song für Warschau (English: Your song for Warsaw), with the song selected internally.
KiKa opened the application window for the national selection show on 8 July until 31 July for children of age 9 to 14. Of the 70 applicants, five finalists were selected: Davit, Susan, Leroy, Linnea and Malaika. The finalists each performed two original songs by Levent Geiger: "See You Later" and "Stronger with You". The jury members of the show, who decided the winner, were Max Mutzke, Levent Geiger, Michelle Huesmann, and Martin Haas. The show aired on 1 and 2 September, and on the second day Susan was revealed as the winner with the song "Stronger with You".
Artist and song informationEdit
|"Stronger with You"|
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry|
Stronger with YouEdit
At Junior EurovisionEdit
During the opening ceremony and the running order draw, which both took place on 23 November 2020, Germany was drawn to perform first on 29 November 2020, preceding Kazakhstan.
The same voting system that was introduced in the 2017 edition will be used, where the results will be determined by 50% online voting and 50% jury voting. Every country has a national jury that consists of three music industry professionals and two kids aged between 10 and 15 who are citizens of the country they represent. The rankings of those jurors are combined to make an overall top ten.
The online voting consists of two phases. The first phase of the online voting began on 27 November 2020 when a recap of all the rehearsal performances is shown on junioreurovision.tv before the viewers can vote. After this, voters also have the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant's rehearsal. This first round of voting will end on Sunday 29 November at 16:59 CET. The second phase of the online voting will take place during the live show and begin right after the last performance and will be open for 15 minutes. International viewers will be able vote for a maximum of three songs. They will also be able to vote for their own country's song. These votes will then be turned into points which will be determined by the percentage of votes received. For example, if a song received 20% of the votes, it received 20% of the available points.
Points awarded to GermanyEdit
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
- Germany received 39 points from Online voting.
Points awarded by GermanyEdit
Split voting resultsEdit
|Split voting results from Germany|
|Draw||Country||Juror 1||Juror 2||Juror 3||Juror 4||Juror 5||Average Rank||Points|
Commentators and spokespersonsEdit
Prior to their first participation in 2020, Germany had broadcast the competition on three occasions.
|2003||Unknown||KiKa||Did not participate|||
|2015||Thomas Mohr||NDR website|||
|2020||Bürger Lars Dietrich||KiKa||Olivia|||
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