Daniel Schuhmacher one of the most high profile names in the search for Germany’s 2019 participant, has not made it through to the final of Unser Lied für Tel Aviv.
Daniel Schuhmacher has revealed on social media that he has not been selected to compete to represent Germany at Eurovision 2019. Daniel had been one of the most high profile names to take part in the workshop for the selection process in Cologne last month.
The singer won Deutschland sucht den Superstar in 2009 and has since gone on to release four studio albums. His debut album in 2009 went on to reach number 1 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Daniel posted on Facebook that:
Unfortunately it was NOT enough. Have said enough times, what a dream this would be and what a big fan I am from the ESC.
The search for songs to take part in the German selection is underway as 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.
Source: Daniel Schuhmacher
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.