Germany is gearing up their preparations for Unser Lied für Liverpool 2023. As artists look ahead to the national final, which takes place on March 3rd, Jazzi speaks to Party Gurdy. She is vying to represent Germany in Liverpool with her song “Melodies of Hope”.
Watch our interview with Patty here!
Together, Patty and Jazzi talk about the meaning behind his song “Melodies Of Hope”. She recounts how she came back from the devestating floods in Germany in 2021, her memories of Eurovision, and demonstrated how her hurdy-gurdy works. She also offers a message to her newfound international listeners.
About Patty Gurdy
Patty Gurdy (aka Patricia Büchler) is a established 26 year old singer from Ratingen, Germany. She started learning to play instruments from the age of four, however at 16 learnt how to play her signature instrument the hurdy-gurdy. Patty describes her music as “dark folk pop”, and in recent years has played at many festivals including Smaabyfestivalen in Norway and Tredegar House folk festival in Wales. “Melodies of hope” was written by Patty herself alongside Johannes Braun.
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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Photo Credit: Patty Gurdy