NDR has revealed Jendrik Sigwart will represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The artist will wave his country’s flag after having been selected from an internal selection process.
100 candidates took part in the selection process whose say was in the hands of a ‘Eurovision Jury’ that had to evaluate all the entries at different stages.
The Head of the German Delegation, Alexandra Wolfslast, said that “Jendrik is totally authentic. He has fantastic charisma and incredible entertainment qualities. It was not surprising that he convinced the juries. We are very happy that he will be representing Germany.”
Jendrik grew up in Hamburg as the second eldest of 4 siblings. 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”.
The Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) has been his dream for a very long time so in each of these small, creative films, he articulated his wish to be able to compete in the Contest. Although the talented musician dreamed of becoming Germany’s candidate with his first self-produced song, he didn’t really think he would succeed.
Jendrik is extremely excited about his opportunity to participate in the event: “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!”
The song Jendrik will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed on Thursday, February 25th at 17:50 CET and 19:56 CET on the ARD public television channel.
Source : NDR/EBU