The lucky winner of the German national final is Isabella Levina Lueen with the song “Perfect Life”. It has been a long evening with various rounds of voting and recaps until the best singer with the right song has been determined by the German televoters.
The show has been quite entertaining with lots of memories of the ESC history. One of the highlights was the medley of three former ESC winners: Nicole (Germany 1982), Ruslana (Ukraine 2004) and Conchita (Austria 2014). All three of them performed their favourite ESC song, so Nicole performed “Merci Cheri”, Ruslana sang her favourite song “Euphoria” and Conchita performed “Satellite”.
For the first time the Germans have taken advise from the international fan community. An extra created app called “Eurovision vibes” has been launched to show the Germans, how the international fans would vote if they could. This result had no direct effect on the outcome, but it gave an impressions, how non-Germans would vote.
In the first round, when only cover songs have been sung, two of the five candidates had to go: Yosefin Bouhler and Felicia Lu Kürbiß. In the second round the first song of the competition “Wildfire” has been performed by the three remaining singers. The expert jury, which consisted of Lena, Tim Bendzko and Florian Silbereisen was critical but fair. So only Isabella Levina Lueen and Axel Maximillian Feige could convince the German audience with “Wildfire” and Helene Nissen had to go. Then the second song for the contest “Perfect Life” has been performed by those two, where Levina’s version was more convincing. At the end Levina reached the final round with two songs “Wildfire” and “Perfect Life”. The majority of the votes wanted “Perfect Life” to be the German entry.
It was a long, but also interesting night with many Eurovision memories from Cologne, Germany. If the German entry can convince the Europeans we are going to witness in May.
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