Tickets for Unser Lied für Lissabon, the German selection for Eurovision 2018, have sold out within 30 minutes of being put on sale.
In Germany, tickets for Unser Lied für Lissabon sold out within just 30 minutes of going online this afternoon. This years German selection is hoped to turn around the country’s fortunes in the Eurovision Song Contest, following three years of placing at the bottom of the scoreboard.
The finalists in Unser Lied für Lissabon are:
- Xavier Darcy – 22 year old singer songwriter
- Ryk – 28 year old composer, singer and producer. Previously performed under the name FOXOS
- Ivy Qainoo – 25 years old, Winner of the first series of the Voice of Germany in 2012
- Michael Schulte – 27 years old, YouTube star having had over 50 million views and 1.2 million Spotify streams per month
- Natia Todua – 21 years old, Winner of the Voice of Germany in 2017
- VoXXclub – Munich based “new folk music” group
Up to 15 German and international songwriters, composers and producers will now create songs together with the six acts in a three-day songwriting camp. Based on the material that is created, it is then decided together which song is the right one for whom and how it can be staged.
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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. Germany has not placed above second last in their last participation’s.