A 22 year-old from Slovenia, Benjamin Dolić, is going to represent Germany at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam this May.
Dolić first appeared on a stage at the age of 12, in “Slovenia’s Got Talent” .
In 2016 Dolić joined “D base” for the Ema Eurovision song contest, in which artists attempt to win the chance to represent their countries at the main even, although they failed to qualify for the finals.
After moving to Berlin via Switzerland, Dolić gained further recognition as a singer when he was runner-up in the 2018 Voice of Germany talent show.
The song “Violent Thing”, which Dolić is going to interpret as the 2020 German Eurovision entry, was written by the Austrian-Bulgarian producer and songwriter Borislav Milanov and his team at Symphonix, while the staging of his performance in Rotterdam is being prepared by Justin Timberlake’s choreographer and artistic director, Marty Kudelka.
The video is already getting very positive reviews, as the bop hit has already gone viral in Germany, which is also standing very high in the betting markets, at seventh place, compared to 40th for Slovenia’s entry.
Strangely enough, it appears bets are being placed even for countries who haven’t chosen their entries yet. Four new national representatives will be known tonight, those for Croatia, Iceland, Moldova and Estonia.
Last year’s “I'm sorry, zero points” certainly won’t repeat for Germany this year. And we also expect that 12 points of Germany’s eventual score will come from Slovenia.