Germany is once again going for a National Final to select the 2014 representative of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. It will take place at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne and tickets went on Sale today.
There are now news on the concept of the show as of today. Last year 30% of the results were determined by televote, juries and online vote (via multiple radio stations) each. The radio votes were considered somewhat controversial by many fans so it is uncertain if it will return again next year. Stay tuned for further updates on that.
Jan Fedderson is a well known blogger for the Eurovision Song contest on eurovision.de and he appears to rather happy with the decision. “Cologne is the city where the annual Eurovision fan meeting takes place at the Gloria Theatre; it is the centre of the gay community in Germany and in addition to that there is the Lanxess-Arena on the Deutzer side of the city. It is located opposite the Central Station, is larger, fuller and more glamourous than the majority of halls here in Germany. A bigger audience most likely also means: more atmosphere in the actual arena”. You can read his blogs (German) HERE.
It remains to be seen if bigger acts will take part in the contest after Cascada’s disappointing 21st place earlier this year in Malmo, Sweden. What are your thoughts on this and what should Germany do to improve their results? Discuss below and also join our popular Forum for indepth discussion.