7.76 million people watched as Germany narrowly avoided it’s third last place finish in a row last night in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Last night an average of 7.76 million viewers watched in Germany as Levina finished 25th with her song “Perfect life”. The viewing figures in Germany peaked at 9.3 million viewers. The average viewing figures for this years contest in Germany represent a fall of 1.57 million viewers over last years contest when Jamie-Lee represented her country with “Ghost”.
Levina was understandably disappointed with the rest which saw her pick up only 6 points, 3 points from the jury in Ireland and 3 points from the Swiss televote. She said after the contest that,
of course, I am totally sad – with this result I did not expect. But the ESC was a wonderful experience, the preparation and the time here in Kiev Has been great fun.
Thomas Schreiber the Head of Entertainment at ARD added,
The result is a bitter disappointment for Levina and our team, and Levina is a wonderful young woman who has enchanted us with her cordiality and professionalism, she has an outstanding voice and her performance was radiant. We will look at the results and analyze them.
Countdown für Kiew which was broadcast before the contest live from Hamburg was watched by 3.94 million viewers. While the “Grand Prix Party” which was broadcast straight after the final was viewed by 2.56 million people.
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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.