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Jun 21, 2011
a German Melodifestivalen contest for 2012 - is das a german secret?
Here on schlagertunes we try to keep away from the rumour mills- as so many stories often turn out to be untrue. This is one such News item unconfirmed - but to us it sounds rather exciting we have to tell.
Sadly Herr Stephan Raab has left the German Eurovision camp now- and is to be replaced by the new host Thomas D (above)
a former lead singer with the band 'Die Fantastischen Vier' this raises the question will the ARD Tv formate for 'Unser Star fur Baku 2012' remain the same?
It appears that the Brainpool's music division had asked German artists if they would consider appearing in a selection process with semi-finals, just like in Sweden's Melodifestivalen and a selection method used already in a few scandinavian countries like Norway, Finland & Iceland. If the news turns out to be true, the result is likely to be four semi-finals of 6-8 songs each broadcast with some of these proceeding taking place in major cities all over Germany.
A German Melodifestivalen- how awesome - we approve!