ARD, the German national broadcaster, has announced a change in broadcast channel and time for Germany 12 Points – the German National Final for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, in Turin.
Germany 12 Points will now be broadcast on Das Erste at 20:00 GMT/21:00 CET. The sow will follow “Solidarität mit der Ukraine”, a fundraiser for Ukraine, which starts at 19:15 GMT/20:15 CET.
Christine Strobl, Programme Director of ARD, had the following to say:
“If war is waged against Ukraine, we cannot celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest and friendship in Europe at the same time without taking a clear position. This evening, solidarity with Ukraine and helping the people there must come first. To this end, Das Erste and the ARD Mediathek are merging with the third-party programs of ARD and ONE.
Germany 12 Points will follow at 9 p.m., presented by Barbara Schöneberger live from Berlin. Like no other event, the Eurovision Song Contest stands for the solidarity of the countries of Europe and for peaceful coexistence. The show expresses this togetherness musically and reminds us that Kyiv hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 and 2017.”
Author: Richard Taylor