Germany has decided artist today with internal selection. Xavier Naidoo represents Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm…
Who is he?
-Xavier Naidoo was born in Mannheim in 1970.
-He is German Soul and R&B singer songwriter, record producer, and occasional actor.
-His full name Xavier Kurt Naidoo.
-Xavier Kurt Naidoo’s stage name is “Kobra”.
– His song Dieser Weg was the official sound track for the German national team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Germany selects Xavier’s song via “Unser Song für Xavier” on 18th of February. During the show three music experts (One of them Lena) say their opinions about 6 songs in national final.
Thomas Schreiber who is entertainment coordinator of ARD:
“Xavier Naidoo is an exceptional artist, who has been well-known in the German music business for more than 20 years. This is why we decided to directly select him. The fact that Xavier has agreed to represent Germany in Stockholm is, at the same time, an obligation for us to create the best possible conditions for his performance. For that reason we have changed the selection procedure this year: We ask Germany’s best producers and composers to write for Xavier. And by cooperating with students of film and art academia, we want to encourage young and creative people to develop staging and performance concepts for the Eurovision Song Contest. The success of Lena, Loreen and Måns Zelmerlöw have shown that not only the personality of the singers and the power of the songs play a key role in the voting but also the staging of the acts. I am happy about Xavier’s commitment and courage to take part in this and about his trust in us. I am looking forward to exciting months ahead of us”