On average a total of 3.17 million viewers watched as Unser Lied für Lissabon look place last night live from Berlin, to select the German participant in Eurovision 2018.
Eurovision.de has revealed that an average of 3.17 million people watched across Germany as the country selected their participant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. At its peak 4.47 million viewers tuned in to the show, overall the show had a viewing share of 9.9%.
How do this years viewing figures compare to previous year?
- 2018 – 3,170,000 – 9.9%
- 2017 – 3,140,000 – 10.8%
- 2016 – 4,470,000 – 13.8%
- 2015 – 3,200,000 – 10.3%
- 2014 – 3,950,000 – 13.3%
Overall last nights show was the least watched German national final since 2012, when 2,190,000 viewers watched as Roman Lob was selected to represent the country in Baku, Azerbaijan.
NDR has also revealed that a total of 427,519 votes were cast during the show last night. This figure was formed of 296,921 calls and 130,598 sms votes.
Unser Lied für Lissabon took place in Berlin, Germany last night which saw six artists battle it out for the chance to represent their country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. In the end, it was Michael Schulte who came out on top with their song “You Let Me Walk Alone”.
Participating tonight was:
- Natia Todua – “My Own Way” – 17 points – 6th
- Ryk – “You and I” – 23 points – 3rd
- voXXclub: – “I mog Di so” (I like you so) – 21 points – 5th
- Xavier Darcy – “Johah” – 25 points – 2nd
- Ivy Quainoo – “House On Fire” – 22 points – 4th
- Michael Schulte – “You Let Me Walk Alone” – 36 points – 1st
Mike Singer performed as the interval act. The 18-year-old will be one of the “star guests”, and has ties to the Eurovision Song Contest as he was part of Eurovision winner Lena’s team when he took participated in The Voice Kids.
The winner of the show was decided by the international jury, as well as a one one-hundred member Eurovision panel and the German public.
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 participations.