It’s Levina for Germany!

Earlier this evening the five finalists in the German Eurovision national selection show Unser Song battled it out to be named the nation’s Eurovision 2017 act.
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Germany: SADI out! Yosefin Buohler in! 

German national finalist SADI has withdrawn from the German Eurovision competition Unser Song and will be replaced by Yosefin Buohler.  Continue reading

Germany Choose Jamie Lee Kriewitz for 2016

 

Germany Eurovision 2016German Eurovision selections have been marked with controversy for the past few years. In 2015, although they crowned Andreas Kummert as the winner, the Voice singer turned down on live TV the opportunity to represent his country at Eurovision. Second Place singer Ann Sophie took his place but received nul points in Vienna. In 2016 the German National broadcaster chose singer Xavier Naidoo to sing for them, but he was removed following a number of seemingly racist and homophobic comments. This led to a public selection show ‘Unser Lied für Stockholm’, which last night was won by Jamie Lee Kriewitz who will perform ‘Ghost’ in Stockholm in May. Continue reading

Who topped our Germany 2016 Poll?

Germany Eurovision 2016For the past two weeks you have been voting for your favourite German songs in contention to be the nation’s Eurovision 2016 representative. You have voted in your hundreds and you maintain that the winner will be… Continue reading

Eurovision 2016 Guide: Germany

Eurovision Germany 2016

Germany have won the Eurovision Song Contest twice. They first won in 1982 when Nicole’s ‘Ein bisschen Frieden’ came out on top, and again in 2010 when Lena Meyer Landrut won with ‘Satellite’. The country has also come second on six occasions and third five times. They have also had their bad days with six last places including a nul points finish for Ann Sophie’s ‘Black Smoke’ in 2015. Germany courted controversy with their selection process in 2015 when Ann Sophie replaced singer Andreas Kümmert who had received the most public votes with his song ‘Heart of Stone’, but who declined to represent his country after his win. Germany’s are amidst another Eurovision controversy in 2016…

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Review: Germany- Ann Sophie ‘Black Smoke’

Ann SophieThis is a weird one for me. How can you possibly get behind a song when the nation it represents didn’t even pick it as their first choice. At Germany’s national selection final, they chose to pick Andreas Kummert and his song ‘Home is in My Heart’, however moments later the former Voice contestant turned down the opportunity. Instead the decision was made that Ann Sophie (the wildcard selection) would represent Germany in Vienna with ‘Black Smoke’. Continue reading

15 Things We Learned This Week

This week was another action packed week with many of the countries taking part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest finalising their acts and songs for Vienna in May. Majority of the songs have now been revealed, but let’s take a look back on the things we learned this week.

Guy Sebastian is Australia's choice

Guy Sebastian is Australia’s choice

1. Australia will make their debut at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, but it was revealed this week that their first ever representative would be former Australian Idol and R n B singer Guy Sebastian. In a press conference this week he stated that the song choice would be revealed in due course, but it could be a song that featured on his latest album, as it was written within the Eurovision deadline.

2. Controversy was rife when the German selection process crowned Andreas Kummert as the winner of the live final this week, only for the singer to turn down the chance to represent his country at Eurovision with song ‘Heart of Stone’

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Watch the moment when Andreas Kummert turns down Germany for Eurovision

downloadThe whole of Europe were shocked when the German pick Andreas Kummert turned down the opportunity to represent his country on Thursday night after being voted for by the public with his song ‘Heart of Stone’. Instead, taking his place will be runner up and Wildcard winner Ann Sophie who will sing her song ‘Black Smoke’. Watch the moment when Andreas Kummert turned down Eurovision for Germany below: Continue reading

Germany pick Andreas Kummert but…

downloadGermany’s Unser Song Fur Osterreich Final took place tonight and after eliminating six acts in the first two rounds it was wildcard selection Ann Sophie’s ‘Black Smoke’ who would battle it out against Andreas Kummert’s ‘Heart of Stone’ for the win. Andreas Kummert was chosen as the winner, but in a shocking turn of events the singer decided Continue reading

Who Will Germany Pick Tonight?

laingTonight sees the final of Germany’s National Selection Process: Unser Song Fur Osterreich. Eight acts will compete to be crowned the German entry for 2015 with two songs each. But who is in the running? Have a listen to the acts in the running below and let us know who’s your favourite in our poll. Continue reading