Jendrik Sigwart selected to represent Germany at Eurovision 2021
Jendrik Sigwart has been internally selected by the German public broadcaster, NDR, to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Jendrik was selected by experts. He was part of 100 people and songs competing in ‘Rotterdam for Germany: a “Eurovision Jury”’ which saw the jury make the final call. He impressed two independent juries in a multi-stage selection process.
The Hamburg native is 26 years old. He began to play piano and violin at a young age and after finishing high school, he studied musical theatre at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. He has been passionately writing his own songs for years and even writes his own songs for the ukulele too, his favourite musical instrument.
Last summer, he couldn’t perform his music due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus, so he used the time to write a song and produce the music video for it. He humorously posted its creation on TikTok and Instagram under the motto: “How to make a Musikvideo”.
Jendrik is extremely excited about his opportunity to participate in the event, in a statement on eurovision.tv he said:
“I am really looking forward to performing for Germany at the Contest. Okay - I just can’t stay serious about this. Hey, everyone! I am really going to the Eurovision Song Contest! This is a dream come true. Amazing!”
Here’s a taste of what to possibly expect from Jendrik.
The premiere of Jendrik’s song will be broadcast on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 17:50 CET and 19:56 CET on the ARD public television channel.
Germany debuted in the inaugural Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. They have made 63 appearances and won the contest twice. The first time in 1982 with Nicole’s ‘Ein bißchen Frieden’ and then again in 2010 when Lena took the Eurovision trophy for Germany with ‘Satellite’. Last year Germany was set to be represented at Eurovision by Slovenian singer Ben Dolic with the song ‘Violent Thing’.