Germany 2017: Isabella Levina

Germany: Levina wins Unser Song 2017

Tonight the Germans selected Levina with the song "Perfect Life" for Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in the show "Unser Song 2017"

Who will represent Germany at Eurovision Song Contest 2017 – and with which song? Tonight Germany held Unser Song 2017, and after 4 rounds of eliminations, it was Levina in the end who won with the song "Perfect Life". Perfect Life is written by Lindy Robbins, Lindsey Ray and Dave Bassett. Lyrics: Levina – "Perfect Life".

Levina – Perfect Life

Prior to the German final two ESC songs had been written: "Wildfire" and "Perfect Life".

Unser Song 2017 – Results

Round 1 – Cover: The five contestants sang a cover, and the voters eliminated Yosefin and Felicia. Axel was preferred by the international poll (28%):

Germany 2017: Unser Song participants
The five participants: Felicia, Helene, Isabella, Axel and Yosefin
  • Helene – "Folsom Prison Blues" (Johnny Cash)
  • Yosefin – "Love On Top" (Beyoncé) eliminated
  • Felicia Lu – "Dancing On My Own" (Robyn) eliminated
  • Axel – "You Know My Name" (Chris Cornell)
  • Levina – "When We Were Young" (Adele)

Round 2 – "Wildfire": The three still in the contest performed the first of the ESC songs "Wildfire", and voters eliminated Helene:

  • Helene: "Wildfire" (eliminated)
  • Axel: "Wildfire"
  • Levina: "Wildfire"

Round 3 – "Perfect Life": Axel Maximilian and Isabella Levina sang the other ESC song "Perfect Life", and the voters decided which combination (artist/song) they should sing in round 4:

Germany Unser Song 2017: Alex & Levina
Alex & Levina

Axel: "Perfect Life" (eliminated)
Levina: "Perfect Life"
Axel: "Wildfire" (eliminated)
Levina: "Wildfire"

Round 4 – Final: Levina won both combinations, and sang the two songs again, and a new voting selected which song she will sing in at Eurovision Song Contest 2017: "Perfect Life".

  • Levina – "Perfect Life"
  • Levina – "Wildfire"
Levina – "Wildfire"


Isabella Levina Lueen was born in Bonn and grew up in Chemnitz. She studied singing and composition at the Tech Music School (TMS) in London and completed her bachelor's degree at King's College London. She lives in Berlin and London, where she studies music management.

At the age of nine, Levina began piano and vocal lessons in Chemnitz, in 2001 she won the first prize at "Young Musicians". With her own composing, she won the student contest of the Saxon Region in 2006 and later several awards at London's King's College, where she was a bandleader of "Miss Terry Blue".

Unser Song 2017

The live show took place on 9 February 2017 at 20:15 CET in Cologne. An expert panel consisting of three musicians, Lena (Germany 2010), Florian Silbereisen and Tim Bendzko, gave their comments on the performances.

The winner and song was solely selected by the audience - through televoting and via the official Eurovision app. International fans could vote as well, but the international votes didn't have any effect on the results and was only shown as a poll at the show.

Unser Song 2017 was 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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