Dimi Rompos is the latest artist to reveal that they have not been selected as a finalist for Unser Lied für Tel Aviv.
Dimi Rompos has taken to Facebook to reveal that she has been knocked out of the running to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Dimi took part in The Voice of Germany in 2015 and made it through to the semi-finals before she was knocked out of the competition. She posted that:
I received the message yesterday that I am unfortunately not among the last 6 candidates who are now getting the opportunity to compete for Germany at ESC in Israel. I’m totally cool with that! I’m fine! Of course you are disappointed, but since this highlight was actually not on my 2018 list and I didn’t expect to be among the last 20 candidates for the selection in Eurovision , the disappointment is not too big, since I have a lot of other things in the pipeline.
The search for songs to take part in the German selection will get underway in October once the final list of singers has been determined. In November a series of songwriting workshops will then be held with the aim of selecting all of the competing songs before Christmas.
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.