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Germany: Unser Lied für Israel – contestants announced

The German broadcaster NDR has revealed the seven contestants for 2019's "Unser Lied für Israel". The winner will represent Germany at Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv

The seven contestants for the German national selection "Unser Lied für Israel" have been revealed by broadcaster NDR.

The selection is based on the voting results of a 100-members European Panel and a 20-members International Jury.

"Unser Lied für Israel" will be held on 22 February 2019 at 20:15 CET, live from Berlin. Hosts are Barbara Schöneberger and Linda Zervakis. Tickets for the show are at from 10 January 2019.

Unser Lied für Israel – acts

  • Aly Ryan – "Wear Your Love"
  • BB Thomaz – "Demons"
  • Gregor Hägele – "Let Me Go"
  • Lilly Among Clouds – "Surprise"
  • Linus Bruhn – "Our city"
  • Makeda Purple – "The Day I Loved You Most"
  • Sisters – "Sister"

Thomas Schreiber, head of entertainment at ARD, says:

– Seven strong, very individual acts with their own, very special ESC songs: But only one song can stand in Tel Aviv for Germany – Unser Lied für Israel! After Michael Schultes great You Let Me Walk Alone and his fourth place finish in Lisbon, it is our motivation to return to the top ten at ESC 2019. is our motivation to return to the top ten at ESC 2019Thomas Schreiber

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 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.

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.

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