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Germany: Guests of Preview Show “Countdown für Kiew” Announced

Guests for the German preview show “Countdown Für Kiew” have been announced, including German Eurovision winner Nicole.

Germany’s broadcaster ARD have announced the names of the guests who will star on the German preview show “Countdown Für Kiew”, that will be broadcast from 20:15 CET on Saturday 13th May. Hosted by Barbara Schöneberger, the show will feature the first Eurovision winner for Germany, Nicole, British singer and songwriter Mel C, the Kelly Family, the Swedish band Mando Diao, Joy Denalane, and Wincent Weiss. The show will take place at the Hamburg Reeperbahn.

Not only that, but ARD also have the “Grand Prix Party” which will broadcast just after the final.

Levina was chosen by the German public to represent her country in Kyiv in early February, and her rendition of “Perfect Life” prevailed in the superfinal over her other entry, “Wildfire”. The song received an impressive 69% of the votes.

On April 28, Levina will be releasing her debut album Unexpected. The album has been fully recorded and will be released with two weeks to go until the final of Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Since the end of March Levina has traveled across the continent promoting herself in both Eastern and Western Europe. You can see a list of her appearances across Europe below:

  • Georgia – March 28/29
  • United Kingdom – London Eurovision Party – April 2
  • Israel – Israel Calling – April 5
  • The Netherlands – Eurovision In Concert – April 9
  • Slovenia – April 10
  • Armenia – April 13-15
  • F.Y.R Macedonia – April 19/20
  • Austria – April 20
  • Albania – April 22
  • Hungary – April 23/24

Source: ARD

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Germany was one of seven countries to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. The country has taken part in every contest apart from the 1996 contest when they failed to make it through the qualifying round. To date Germany has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1982 when Nicole sang “Ein Bisschen Frieden”, which became a global hit. Germany didn’t win again until 2010, when Lena sang “Satellite” in Oslo. She received 9 sets of 12 points, scoring 236 points overall. In the past two years Germany has finished last in the final.

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