Tonight Germany will be selecting their singer and song for Kyiv, and the two competing songs have been released in full.
In Cologne, Germany after an extensive search, tonight Germany will select their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Five unknown singers have been selected from over two thousand applicants to compete in the selection. “Wildfire” and “Perfect Life” are the two songs that are in the running, and today they have been released in full. The 5 artists that are taking part in the selection tonight have recorded their own versions of both of the songs, all of which are available to listen to here.
Furthermore performing during the interval acts are three past Eurovision winners. Ruslana who won for Ukraine in 2004 will be performing a cover of “Euphoria”, Conchita (Austria 2014) will perform “Satellite”, while Nicole who was the first artist to win the contest for Germany in 1982 will sing “Merci Chérie” (Austria 1966). Matthias Schweighöfer will be debuting his new song “Supermann und seine Frau”, with Tim Bendzko singing “Leichtsinn”.
This is how the selection will work tonight:
Round One – Covers Round
The five competing artists will each perform a cover of an existing song of their choice. The German public will then vote on the performances, with just three making it through to the second round.
- Axel Feige – You Known My Name
- Felicia Lu Kürbiß – Dancing On My Own
- Helene Nissen – Folsom Prison Blues
- Levina – When We Were Young
- Yosefin Buohler – Love On Top
Round Two – Wildfire Performances
The three qualifiers will perform the first of the two songs competing in Unser Song 2017, “Wildfire”. The song has been written and composed by Tofer Brown, Marit Larsen and Greg Holden. The public will vote again with the top two singers making it through to Round Three.
Round Three – Perfect Life Performances
The two remaining artists will perform “Perfect Life” which has been written and composed by Lindsey Ray, Lindy Robbins, Dave Bassett. The public will then vote for song the top two combination of singer and song for the next round.
Round Four – Decision Time
The two remaining singers will take to the stage to each perform the song that the German public preferred in round three. The public will vote again and decide their entry for Kyiv.
Alongside the voting of the public, international viewers are able to guide the decision of the German public. Eurovision Song Contest fans are invited to vote for their favourite in round one, round two and round three via the official Eurovision App. Within the Eurovision App you can vote via Eurovision Vibes, the results of the voting will be shown after each of the first three rounds.