Tonight, it was Germany’s turn to select their Eurovision 2023 entrant. Eight acts competed in Unser Lied für Liverpool. Lord of the Lost emerged victorious, and will perform “Blood and Glitter” on the Eurovision stage in May.
Listen to their entry here!
Unser Lied für Liverpool Results
|Entrant||Entry||Jury Result||Televote Result||Overall Result|
|1||Trong||‘Dare To Be Different’||52||19||71|
|2||René Miller||‘Concrete Heart’||54||8||62|
|3||Anica Russo||‘Once Upon A Dream’||57||8||65|
|5||Will Church||‘Hold On’||90||21||111|
|6||Patty Gurdy||‘Melodies Of Hope’||22||34||56|
|7||Ikke Hüftgold||‘Lied mit gutem Text’ (Song with good lyrics)||10||101||111|
|8||Lord Of The Lost||‘Blood And Glitter’||43||146||189|
The results were decided by eight international juries, weighted equally with a public televote. Public voting opened on 24th February, with viewers able to cast their votes online, via phone and through SMS. Prior to tonight’s live show, a TikTok wildcard round was held to choose a final act to compete in the competition, which was won by Ikke Hüftgold.
Frida Gold withdrew from the competition, as lead singer Alina Süggeler has been unwell and is resting her voice under medical advice. They were due to compete with ‘Alle Frauen in Mir sind Müde’.
About Unser Lied Für Liverpool
Unser Lied returned as Germany’s national selection process for 2023, with the competition taking place at the MMC Studios in Cologne. The show was hosted by Barbara Schöneberger. During the show, Eurovision alum Ilse DeLange – who came second in 2014 with ‘Calm After The Storm’ – was joined by German country duo BossHoss to perform their new single, ‘You’.
As a member of the Big 5, Germany is automatically given a place in the grand final. They will vote in the first semi-final on 9th May.
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
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