There are about six weeks to go until Eurovision comes to Liverpool, and before the competition gets fully underway, the German broadcaster has made an announcement about the future of its live commentary team.
After 25 years as the German commentator, veteran radio presenter Peter Urban will retire after this edition of ESC. Urban officially retired from radio back in 2013 but returned every year to provide commentary for the Eurovision live shows, becoming a fixture in German households and a perennial guide through the wacky and wonderful world of ESC. NDR has not yet announced who will follow in his footsteps for 2024 and beyond.
To give him a proper send-off, on May 13 just before the Grand Final, NDR will broadcast a 90-minute documentary called “Lena, Stefan Raab und Co. – Peter Urbans 25 legendäre ESC Jahre” (Peter Urban’s 25 legendary ESC years).
In other German ESC news, last week Lord Of The Lost were in Hamburg to film their Eurovision postcard.
Moin! Shooting with the BBC today! #lordofthelost #bloodandglitter pic.twitter.com/SL2q0C09VE
— Lord Of The Lost (@LordOfTheLost) March 24, 2023
While the exact style of this year’s postcards won’t be known until the live shows, we do know that they will be at least partially filmed in the artists’ home countries.
Lord Of The Lost are confirmed for at least one of the ESC Pre-Parties — Eurovision in Concert on April 15 in Amsterdam! The band has a very busy month ahead, as they have also announced they will be touring in Mexico and South America during the last week of April, and a European leg of the tour dubbed “The Blood & Glitter Shows” is slated to begin at the end of May and run through the end of the year, with stops all around the continent.
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