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Germany: "Unser Song" will select the song for Eurovision 2017

After the last two years with two last places at Eurovision, German broadcaster ARD will select Germany's song for Eurovision Song Contest 2017 through a talent show: "Unser Song 2017". The show takes place on 9 February 2017

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Germany's last couple of Eurovision songs didn't gain succes on the score table: They ended last two times! Now the German broadcaster ARD wants to change that, with a national selection called "Unser Song 2017".

The show will feature five young singers with songs produced for Eurovision. The young German singers who wants to represent Germany at Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv can send a video via The best 30 will be invited to an audition round where an expert jury will find the five competitors for "Unser Song 2017".

Unser Song 2017

The live show takes place on 9 February 2017 at 20:15 CET in Cologne. Here the five competitors will perform songs written by international songwriters. 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, means that international fans can vote as well.

Unser Song 2017 will be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger.

Germany in Eurovision Song Contest

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.

Germany 2010: Lena - "Satellite"
Germany is a grand old country in the Eurovision Song Contest. They have participated 60 times since the beginning of ESC in 1956. The only year Germany didn't participate was in 1996. Prior to the competition in 1996, 30 countries had signed up for participation, so EBU had to make a selection. Judges from the countries made a secret voting, where the 22 best qualified. During this voting, the judges only listen to but didn't watch the contestants. This turned out to be highly unpopular, and it was also the only time this method was used. The result of the voting was that Germany was ruled out. This was the first and only time Germany didn't participate in Eurovision Song Contest.

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Verka Serduchka