Germany has decided: Malik Harris to Eurovision 2022 with "Rockstars"

Malik Harris is the winner of Germany's national selection and will sing "Rockstars" in Turin for Eurovision 2022

The one night show to select Germany's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is a wrap with Malik Harris winning the competition with the song "Rockstars".

Malik Harris – "Rockstars"

The results were determined by the online radio voting worth 50% that was ongoing since Monday plus 50% coming from the televote.

Germany 12 Points

Held in Studio Berlin Adlershof, Germany 12 Points was hosted by German TV presenter, actress and singer Barbara Schöneberger and featured the live performance of the six finalists.

Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014) and Jane Comerford (Germany 2006) were guests of the show and got to perform their Eurovision songs.

Nonetheless, the big moment of the show was Jamala's appearance. She performed her Eurovision winning song "1944":

Jamala - "1944"

Malik Harris

Malik grew up near Landsberg am Lech, where he still lives today.

He comes from a musical family and mentions Queen or Alicia Keys as main influences due to his mother passion for both artists.

At the age of 13 he learned how to play the guitar and keyboard and started to cover songs. Currently Ed Sheeran, Macklemore and Eminem are his idols. In 2018 he released his first single "Say The Name" and a year later, Universal Music signed him and released multiple singles.

In May of that year, Malik started his first solo tour and was the opening act for James Blunt.

Germany in Eurovision Song Contest

Germany 2018: Michael Schulte - "You Let Me Walk Alone"

Germany is a grand old country in the Eurovision Song Contest. They have participated 64 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.

Germany 2018: Michael Schulte - "You Let Me Walk Alone"

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.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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