NDR, the German broadcaster has announced that Anke Engelke will host the 2013 German national final on 14 February. The venue for the German Eurovision final is none other than Hannover's TUI Arena.
A total of 12 acts will compete at the 2013 German national final: Ben Ivory, Betty Dittrich, Blitzkids mvt., Cascada, Finn Martin, La Brass Banda, Mia Diekow, Mobilée, Nica & Joe, Die Priester feat. Mojca Erdmann, Saint Lu and die Söhne Mannheims. The show will be produced by NDR in collaboration with Brainpool. NDR will announce the names of the special jury in due course.
Anke Engelke is no new face to the Eurovision Song Contest as she co hosted the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with Stefan Raab and Judith Rakers. In 2012 she had the honour of announcing the German votes at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
Anke Engelke is a celebrated German actress and tv personality in Germany enjoying name, fame and great recognition. Last October esctoday.com reported on a massive grass- root movement kicked off in Germany in its quest to see Anke Engelke host the forthcoming German national final. The reasons behind this were that the German tv host is very popular in Germany, attracts a huge audience and is an experienced television host. Anke is a multi talented artist: she is a comedian, is multilingual (speaks several languages), has international recognition, can sing and is a skilled television host.
A special request blog was created few months back in order to get Anke Engelke to host the German final. You can read more about it in the link below:
Stay tuned to Esctoday.com for more information on the 2013 German national final.