The five acts in the running took to the stage to perform a cover song in the first round of the competition. They sang the following songs.
- Axel Feige- ‘You Know My Name’ (Chris Cornell)
- Felicia Lu Kürbiß- ‘Dancing On My Own’ (Robyn)
- Helene Nissen- ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ (Johnny Cash)
- Levina- ‘When We Were Young’ (Adele)
- Yosefin Buohler- ‘Love On Top’ (Beyoncé)
After the first round the two acts who were eliminated from the contest were Yusofin and Felicia. While Axel, Levina and Helene and gained the most votes in the televote and progressed to round 2.
In round two these three acts performed their version of the song ‘Wildfire’. Following these performances Helene was eliminated. The final two then also performed their version of song ‘Perfect Life’ and the public and jury voted for their favourite of the two songs by their favourite of the two acts.
In the end it was Levina who was chosen for Germany at Eurovision 2017 and song ‘Pefect Life’. Check out the winning performance below.