Singer Benjamin Dolic is set to compete for Germany in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). The 22-year-old “The Voice” runner-up is expected to perform his song “Violent Thing” for Germany in Rotterdam on May 16, according to Norrdeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). His song was written by Eurovision veteran Boris Milanov and the staging is being prepared by Justin Timberlake’s choreographer and artistic director Marty Kudelka, according to the Eurovision website. “This is such a great honor and I am incredibly grateful to have this opportunity,” Dolic tweeted. Before official reports confirmed his place as Germany’s 2020 Eurovision face, rumors were already swirling on social media that he was likely to be the country’s contestant. Dolic offered fans an early clue when he posted a video on his Instagram story on Wednesday, in which you could recognize the theater that the song will be performed in. Read more: Madonna’s Eurovision video apparently doctored-up In 2018, Dolic, a native Slovenian-turned-Berliner, won second place in the show “The Voice of Germany.” The final ESC contestant was selected out of 607 artists to participate in the finale, following months of evaluation and an extensive jury vetting process. The selection juries comprised one “Eurovision Jury” with 100 people from all… Read full this story
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