"Free ESC" (ProSieben): Stefan Raab in live broadcast?  Moderator Steven Gätjen speaks plain text

It’s that time again! The “Free ESC“Starts its second round. And we actually owe that to the corona pandemic. Because: After the original “Eurovision Song Contest” 2020 had to be canceled due to corona, Stefan Raab just stomped his own music competition out of the ground – and we can now look forward to two ESC shows a year.

And so that you do not miss anything from this TV highlight, we are in our “Free ESC 2021 “live ticker included.

Free ESC“: Live a m Samstag, 15. Mai

8.46 p.m.: The pop stars do not spoil themselves. For their song “Wild Boys” they perform in glittering suits, surrounded by clouds of mist. That would definitely be a highlight in the typical hit shows from Silbereisen and Co.

8.45 p.m.: Now it could be particularly entertaining. Because: Nobody less than the hit duo “Fantasy” competes for Poland. Can you convince the ProSieben audience of yourself? You can usually see both of them in shows on ZDF or MDR.

8.42 p.m.: Elif also decides to partially perform her song in her mother tongue. The entire second stanza suddenly sounds in Turkish.

8.41 p.m.: Wow! Elif’s appearance is like a live music video. In a black leather outfit, with wet hair and made-up blue eyes, she performs her new song “Alles Helal”. Quite an emotional performance that is sure to be remembered.

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8:39 p.m.: Now it is Turkey’s turn. Singer Elif competes for them. The 28-year-old became famous in 2009 through the ProSieben casting show “Popstars”. Steven Gätjen describes her as one of “Germany’s most talented songwriters”.

8:36 p.m.: The singer is hardly recognizable. Ben Dolic is now wearing a middle log and could easily compete with the teenage stars from the 90s. Fortunately, his song “Stuck In My Mind” sounds anything but out of date.

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8:32 p.m.: After a sarcastic comment on Mandy’s outfit, Conchita and Steven announce the next musician. Ben Dolic competes for Slovenia. The 24-year-old would have gone to the “Eurovision Song Contest” for Germany last year. But the show had to be canceled and so his chance to win the ESC fell into the water. Maybe it’s enough for the “Free ESC” today?

8.30 p.m.: Oops! If you listen carefully, you will notice that Mandy has rewritten her song especially for today’s gig. Every now and then she sings text passages in Italian.

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8:29 p.m.: It goes on with Italy. Ex- “Monrose” singer Mandy Capristo is entering the race for her father’s country today. She is supported by six dancers in her performance on “13 Steps”.

8:25 p.m.: What should not be missing in a Raab production, of course, are funny clips, underlaid with the “TV total” voice by Manfred Winkens. Viewers can’t get enough of the iconic scenes. “I would watch it if it only consisted of the posts,” is just one comment from many on Twitter.

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8:23 p.m.: Milow makes the start. The singer, who has been a catchy tune since 2008, was born in Belgium and will be performing for his homeland tonight with the song “ASAP”.

8:17 p.m.: And it continues to be just as exciting. While Steven Gätjen has opted for a classic tuxedo, Conchita Wurst wears a black mini dress with a plunging neckline. Pretty sexy!

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8:16 p.m.: Wow, what a start! Helge Schneider performs “Forever At Home”, the song he performed at the first “Free ESC” for Germany. As a reminder: This year’s participant, who is supposed to represent the German homeland, is still a secret.

8:05 p.m.: It’s about to start soon. In the Lanxess Arena in Cologne this evening, 16 musicians will be singing for victory. First of all, however, we are curious about the performance with which the “Free ESC” will be initiated.

7.10 p.m.: The “Free ESC” comes from the pen of TV legend Stefan Raab. His fans therefore hope that he will show himself in front of the camera again this year. However, they can wait a long time for this. Because as moderator Steven Gätjen reports according to “ProSieben.de”, this is not planned: “Only if we screw up completely does he have to come forward on stage. But that’s not what we intend to do. “

6 p.m.: On Tuesday with “Sing my Song” and today with “Free ESC”. “Mighty Oaks” singer Ian Hooper and his band play for England that evening. Only one of the three musicians comes from this country. While the native American frontman and his colleague Claudio Donzelli are Italians, singer and bassist Craig Saunders was born in England. Today, however, they all live in Germany’s capital Berlin.

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5:05 p.m.: The show will again be moderated by Steven Gätjen and ESC star Conchita Wurst. The Austrian prepared a very special surprise for ProSieben viewers on Saturday evening.

Her new single “Malebu” celebrates its TV premiere in the live show. However, anyone who hopes for a continuation of their hit “Rise Like a Phoenix” will be disappointed. The new song is a catchy good-mood song that could soon accompany us through the upcoming summer.

4 p.m.: While the majority of the candidates have already been announced online, ProSieben is still keeping a very big secret about the musician who is playing for Germany. But at least the names of the stars who will announce the points tonight have already been leaked.

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And the list is really impressive. Among others, model Sylvie Meis (Netherlands), TV star Lucas Cordalis (Greece) and the “Wellerman” singer Nathan Evans (Scotland) will be there. Even Johnny Logan, who won the ESC in 1980, can be seen according to the broadcaster in the Saturday evening show and will present the points for Ireland there.


This is the “Free ESC”:

  • The “Free ESC” is a music competition with participants mainly representing European countries
  • ProSieben star Stefan Raab invented it – after the “Eurovision Song Contest” 2020 had to be canceled due to corona
  • The “Free ESC” was held for the first time in 2020
  • Nico Santos won the first edition with his song “Like I Love You” for Spain


And Pietro Lombardi will also be part of the ProSieben show. He should give the rating for Italy. The DSDS star himself is German, but has Italian roots on his father’s side. The same also applies to Mandy Capristo, who will be on stage for Italy on Saturday.

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The fans of Ross Antony (England), Christina Stürmer (Austria), Eko Fresh (Turkey) and Monica Ivancan (Croatia) can also look forward to it. You have all been assigned the task of awarding points. So we can look forward to a colorful mix tonight.


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You can find out which singers will be performing alongside Mandy Capristo here.


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