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Germany: S!sters to Eurovision 2019 with "Sister"

Duo S!sters will represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 after winning Unser Lied für Israel. Their song "Sister" recieved the most points.

Three different panels awarded the songs, with a maximum of 12 points and a minumum of 4 points. The three different panels were an international jury, a 'Eurovision panel' and the German public through televoting.

The duo S!sters with the song Sister was the favourite song of the German public and the international jury ranked "Sister" as their number one, but the 'Eurovision panel' wasn't impressed and gave it only six points. However, in the end, the duo gathered the most points, which means they will represent Germany in Tel Aviv in May. This is the last selected song of the 'Big 5' and Israel, the six countries that are directly qualified for the Grand Final.

Germany 2019: S!sters - "Sister"

Sister is written by Laurell Barker, Marine Kaltenbacher, Tom Oehler and Thomas Stengaard.

Laurell Barker is also one of the songwriters behind UK's song this year, Bigger Than Us, and Switzerland last year, Stones. Thomas Stengaard co-wrote last year's German entry, You Let Me Walk Alone, as well as the 2013-winner, Only Teardrops.

Unser Lied für Israel – Results

  1. S!sters – "Sister" (30 points)
  2. Makeda – "The Day I Loved You Most" (26 points)
  3. Lilly Among Clouds – "Surprise" (25 points)
  4. Aly Ryan – "Wear your love" (25 points)
  5. Linus Bruhn – "Our City" (23 points)
  6. Gregor Hägele – "Let Me Go" (14 points)
  7. BB Thomaz – "Demons" (13 points)


Despite the name of the duo, Carlotta Truman and Laura Kästel (also known as Laurita Spinelli) are not really sisters. They formed their duo with the goal to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Charlotta began to sing when she was 8 years old in the children's choire of her mother. When she was 12, she won the German Rock and Pop-prize for the best soul singer.

Laurita is a background singer for Eurovision winner Lena and also for other German singers. She is currently recording songs for her first solo album.

Vorentscheid: Unser Lied für Israel

Seven acts competed in Unser Lied für Israel, the German national final. The concept was the same as last year, which resulted in a 4th place for Germany with the song "You Let Me Walk Alone".

The international judges, the Eurovision panel and the televotes all gave one third of the final points. A total of six women and two young men competed.

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 62 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 don'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 the Eurovision Song Contest.

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

The best results were two victories in 1982 (Nicole - "Ein Bißchen Frieden") and 2010 (Lena - "Satellite"), and the worst results were seven last places. They are also a member of "Club Nul Points", with nul points in 1964, 1965 and 2015.

About the author: Sjoerd Gillissen (The Netherlands)

authorSjoerd (20) is our correspondent from The Netherlands. He studies journalism, and became interested in the Eurovision Song Contest after he saw Loreen's performance back in 2012. This is his favourite song so far, but he also adores 'Calm After The Storm' (The Netherlands, 2014), 'Fuego' (Cyprus 2018) and 'Waterloo' (Sweden 1974).

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