Viewing figures are up considerably in Germany following a change of broadcast channel for this years First Semi Final.

Following the decision to move the semi finals of this years Eurovision Song Contest to One from Phoenix, viewing figures have jumped by over 200,000 people. In total 560,000 viewers watched the first semi final last night live from the Ukrainian Capital an increase of 210,000 over the first semi final last year. The show had a market share of 2.2% up considerably on previous years.

Germany along with France and Italy have all reported an increase in viewing figures over last year. While the United Kingdom has remained stable and Spain has continued to see interest in the contest decline to record lows.

Levina will be representing Germany on Saturday night in Ukraine. She was chosen by the German public to represent her country in Kyiv in early February, and her rendition of “Perfect Life” prevailed in the super-final over her other entry, “Wildfire”. The song received an impressive 69% of the votes. On April 28, Levina will released her debut album Unexpected. Levina is 25 years old and born in Chemnitz, she is currently living in London and studying at the London College of Music.

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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 since then, apart from in 1996 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” in Harrogate, which later 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.