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Who will sing “Unser Lied für Liverpool”? Application deadline for the German ESC preliminary round is approaching.

Starting now, singers and bands who want to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 can submit their songs on video. Pop or country, electro or R&B, traditional German hits or rock: There are no limits to the styles of music.

Submissions for the ESC can be made on the official ARD site, This year, for the first time, TikTok will also be involved in the search for the German ESC act: Using the hashtag #UnserLiedFürLiverpool, anyone who is interested can apply there and be introduced to the TikTok community. The most promising songs presented on the social platform that comply with the guidelines will be voted on again. Whoever wins on TikTok will automatically be part of the German preliminary round. The German host broadcaster NDR will also be approaching artists itself. The deadline for entries is November 28th.

A team of professionals will evaluate the acts for the preliminary round from among all of the applicants. This team includes experts from the music industry, the German ESC delegation, the international ESC world, and the ARD pop radio stations. They will again be providing support for the ESC preliminary round. How many acts will be part of the preliminary round will be decided after all entries have been considered.

The show “Eurovision Song Contest 2023 – Unser Lied für Liverpool“ will be broadcast at the beginning of March. In this show, the decision will be made as to who will be going to Great Britain to represent Germany in the ESC 2023. The ARD pop radio stations – Antenne Brandenburg, BAYERN 3, Bremen Vier, hr3, MDR Jump, NDR 2, SR 1, SWR3 und WDR 2 – will invite their listeners to vote for their favourite act online. These results will also be included in the overall ranking in the preliminary round.

Andreas Gerling, head of the ARD team for the ESC at the NDR, says:

“This competition, Europe’s biggest music show, is very important to us. And we are competing in the hope that we will come out ahead. Anyone who thinks he can contribute his musical quality to help make Germany a winner again is therefore more than welcome. I am looking forward to what will hopefully be a very varied and exciting competition.”

Thanks to Eurovision Ireland for this press release!