ESC 2022: Network Error!  NDR throws a star out of the jury

ESC 2022: Because of a comment on social media – NDR kicks Star out of the jury




10/05-2022 at 12:19 PM

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This is Lina Meyer-Landrut

In 2010 she was the second German to win the Eurovision Song Contest: Lena Meyer-Landrut. For her it was the beginning of a career not limited to music.

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so big Exit– The 2022 final is still a few days away, but the musical competition is already causing a real scandal. The artists aren’t on stage yet, so NDR has to kick the first star out of the show.

However, this is not one of the Exit– Participants such as Malik Harris & Co., but a member of the jury.

ESC’s bitter end to Felicia Lou! NDR kicked her out of the jury

As we all know, the internet never forgets. With each contribution, one must ask oneself whether this inclusion could have far-reaching consequences. Your employer should not particularly notice some of the actions.

German singer Felicia Lu should have remembered this before revealing online who the artist she is rooting for at this year’s ESC. On a fan blog back in March, the 26-year-old revealed her favorite candidates.


It’s stupid that members of the ESC jury are absolutely forbidden from doing this. EBU rules state that members of the National Jury are not allowed to nominate their favorites. Felicia Lu signed the corresponding agreement in April. Therefore, in consultation with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the NDR feels compelled to exclude her from the jury.”

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Too bad, Felicia Lu thinks. The original Austrian almost competed against Germany in the ESC. At the beginning of March she was still on the ARD stage. But in the German preliminary round, spectators chose Malik Harris.




After the event, some fan blogs asked Felicia “if I want to award points for contributions from other countries,” the singer explained in her Instagram story. “Obviously I did it because I love ESC and everything about it. So I did this. And I also posted my top 10 songs based on studio versions (of songs),” Felicia admits online.

Problem: Your personal arrangement has already been published before the NDR asks Felicia to make up the jury. “It was about a month before I was asked if I wanted to become a member of the German jury,” the musician recalls.

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Felicia Lu has probably been bothered by this ESC rule for a long time: “It’s really annoying, annoying, sad. It’s a really crazy situation for me.”

In place of Felicia Lu, KiKA presenter Jess Schön will award points for Germany.


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