While eight acts were previously announced as finalist’s in this year’s Unser Lied für Liverpool selection, the ninth spot was left down for TikTok viewers to decide! Following the voting, NDR has announced that Ikke Hüftgold will take the final place in the line up with his song “Lied mit gutem Text”.
The final line up for Unser Lied für Liverpool is:
|Anica Russo||“Once Upon a Dream”|
|Frida Gold||“Alle Frauen in mir sind müde” (All the women in me are tired)|
|Ikke Hüftgold||“Lied mit gutem Text” (Song with good lyrics)|
|Lord of the Lost||“Blood and Glitter”|
|Patty Gurdy||“Melodies of Hope”|
|René Miller||“Concrete Heart”|
|TRONG||“Dare to Be Different”|
|Will Church||“Hold On”|
You can listen to the competing songs at the Eurovision.de website here.
The six acts competing for the TikTok wildcard place were:
- Betül – “Heaven”
- Leslie Clio – “Free Again”
- From Fall to Spring – “Draw the Line”
- Ikke Hüftgold – “Lied mit gutem Text”
- JONA – “10/10”
- Mitchy Katawazi, André Katawazi, NASHUP – “Summertime”
What we know about Germany’s selection so far
Germany’s national selection – Unser Lied für Liverpool, will take place on March 3rd, 2023. Nine acts will take part in the selection, to be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger. The selection will take place at 10:20pm CET on the 3rd of March, as part of a programming experiment.
The winning song will be decided in a 50/50 split between the jury and the televote. The jury points will be given from eight international juries, whilst the remainder will be given by the German public. These points will be given through phone calls, text messages and online polling.
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 2010, when Lena scored 246 points with her song “Satellite”.
Germany’s most recent Eurovision entry was Malik Harris’ “Rockstars”. As Germany is part of the Big 5, they automatically qualified for the Grand Final. In the Final, the song received 6 points and finished 25th in the Final.
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News Source: ARD/NDR
Photo Credit: Oliver Knoblich