After winning national final “Germany 12 points, Malik Harris performed at Melfest WKND last weekend. During his time in Sweden Tim managed to have a chat with Malik about whether he has started making plans for Turin, and about the love he has received from the Eurovision fans. Malik also speaks about Jendrik getting in touch with him after the national final in Germany. Following the national final Malik also talks about what he has learnt since winning.
Who is Malik Harris?
Malik Harris is a young German singer. His father Ricky is an American Tv host based in Germany. Malik’s father was originally from Detroit. Malik released his first single back in 2018, along with his first album “Anonymous Colonist” last year. In early March Malik Harris won “Germany 12 Points” with his song “Rockstars” earning him the right to represent his country in Eurovision.
Germany’s Eurovision Journey
Germany has been part of Eurovision since the beginning, debuting in 1956. Their debut entries were Walter Andreas Schwarz’s “Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück” and Freddy Quinn’s “So geht das jede Nacht”. Germany has appeared at every Eurovision since except for 1996, which means they have been at more contests than any other country. They have a long history of success in Eurovision, finishing in the top 3 an impressive 13 times. Germany has won the contest twice. Nicole won in 1982 with her song “Ein bißchen Frieden”, taking home 161 points in the process. Their second win came in 2019, when Lena scored 246 points with her song “Satellite”.
Germany’s most recent Eurovision entry was Jendrik’s “I Don’t Feel Hate”. As Germany is part of the Big 5, they automatically qualified for the Grand Final. In the Final, the song received 3 points and finished 25th.
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