Wilhelm "Sadi" Richter withdraws from Unser Song 2017 because of personal reasons.
Yosefin Buohler will replace Sadi.
The five contestants for the German national selection "Unser Song" have been revealed by broadcaster NDR. 2500 hopefulls were initially in the run for Unser Song 2017, and 33 where chosen to a live audition. Five of these have now been selected by an expert jury to compete in Unser Song 2017 on 9 February 2017.
Unser Song 2017 – participants
- Axel Maximilian Feige
- Felicia Lu Kürbiß
- Helene Nissen
- Isabella "Levina" Lueen
Wilhelm "Sadi" Richter(withdrawn)
- Yosefin Buohler (replaces Sadi)
Unser Song 2017
The live show takes place on 9 February 2017 at 20:15 CET in Cologne. Here the five competitors will each perform three songs: One cover version to demonstrate their technical talent, and two songs specifically written for Eurovision. All five will perform the two songs same songs written for Eurovision. A jury consisting of three musicians, Lena (Germany 2010), Florian Silbereisen and Tim Bendzko, will give their comments on the performances.
The winner is solely selected by the audience - through televoting and via the official Eurovision app. International fans can vote as well, but the international votes won't effect the results and will only be shown as a poll at the show.
Unser Song 2017 will be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger.
Best result is two victories in 1982 (Nicole - "Ein Bißchen Frieden") and 2010 (Lena - "Satellite"), and the worst is seven last places. They are also a member of "Club Nul Points", with nul points in 1964, 1965 and 2015.