In order to send an application you have to submit a song.
At the Eurovision Song Contest, half of the over 40 participating countries' points are determined by five music experts per country and half by televoting. We do it similarly. Your music file will be presented to our two juries. One jury consists of 20 to 30 international music experts who have already worked at the ESC as professional experts in different countries. The other 100-member jury, the Eurovision jury, represents the "normal" ESC television viewers.
The evaluation process is completely anonymous and fair. The songs that are best judged by the two juries come to the next round. Everyone else is informed that their song will not take part this year, but there will be no publication of the applications that did not succeed. And of course no individual results will be announced. In addition, we will give the applicants of the high ranked songs a feedback as well a classification how their song performed in our process. Not being among the best candidates to get a round further does not mean that someone is worse or can not be commercially successful. It just means that our 120 jurors give the best-rated candidates and songs greater opportunities at the ESC. So: Just do it!
As part of a pairing process artists will be recorded singing the best rated songs. In the course of another rating we find out, which artist fits your song perfectly. Therefore it may be that your song is even sung by several artists and goes to the next evaluation round.
Please note the official regulations of the organizer of the ESC, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU):
- The song (text and composition) may not have been commercially released before the 1st of September 2019 and may not have been made available to the public, for example on online video sharing platforms, social networks or (semi-) publicly accessible databases.
- Maximum duration: 3:00 minutes.
- Changes to the title, lyrics or composition are only possible up to a deadline set by the EBU.
- The lyrics should not include insults, bad names, product or organization promotion, political, sexist or discriminatory messages.
Yes, that is possible too. Simply upload your songs via the application form at http://www.song-submission.de with a short commentary. But please limit your application to a maximum of five songs. Submitting multiple songs does not increase your chances.
No, registration is not necessary. As soon as you have completed the application form, your application has been submitted to us.
No, participation does not cost money.
The Semi Finals of the ESC will take place on the 12th and 14th of May, the Grand Finale will be on the 16th of May 2020. All three shows will be in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. As soon as we have more information about the EBU's plans for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, we will report on eurovision.de about it.
Please note that you are not allowed to set illegal or infringing contents of third party rights. In particular, it is forbidden to upload discriminatory, porgnographic or violating human dignity content. Content that is violating the youth protection legislation as well as other laws is prohibited. It is also not permitted to use protected content (for example, by copyright law, trademark law, patent law, industrial design law or utility model law) without being entitled to do so.
If you have further questions, you can send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
The application deadline has expired. Thanks for your interest.