It has been decided. 22 year old Ben Dolic will represent Germany at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in Rotterdam. After some disappointing results for Germany could Ben and his song Violent Things be the shake up that Germany need?
Slovenian born Ben Dolic has been announced as the representative for Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest this year with his song Violent Things. The track is a polar opposite to what Sisters brought to the contest last year, it is an uptempo pop/dance song which feels like a breath of fresh air following the amount of ballads that have been chosen by other countries this year.
Ben went through a lengthy process to be finally announced as the artist who would fly the German flag in Rotterdam. He had to go through 2 independent juries in an internal selection process organised by the German broadcaster NDR. Thinking about this process Ben said, “When I got the news that I had been accepted by the juries, I was totally overwhelmed. Taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest for Germany was a dream come true for me. This is where I made my breakthrough as a professional singer. I think we have the perfect song for the ESC, and I will give everything I have for Germany.”
Violent things was written by Boris Milanov who’s song-writing team were responsible for Kristian Kostov’s Beautiful Mess as well as the Eurovision songs for Cesar Sampson and Pole Genova.
You can listen to Germany’s entry for this year’s contest below. Tell us what you think.