Michael Schulte who represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is set to be one of three guest performers at Unser Lied für Israel.
NDR has revealed that Michael Schulte, Revolverheld and special guest Udo Lindenberg will be performing at Unser Lied für Israel. Michael Schulte reached 4th place at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon last year. The band Revolverheld and Udo Lindenberg are among the most successful German music acts, while Lindenberg’s new album reached number 1 in the German album charts shortly before Christmas.
The full list of participants and songs competing in Unser Lied für Israel is as follows:
- Aly Ryan – Wear Your Love
- BB Thomaz – Demons
- Gregor Hägele – Let Me Go
- Lilly Among Clouds – Surprise
- Linus Bruhn – Our city
- Makeda Purple – The Day I Loved You Most
- Sisters – Sister
Peter Schreiber stated;
Seven strong, very individual acts with their own, very special ESC songs: But only one song can score in Tel Aviv for Germany – Our song for Israel! After Michael Schultes great ” You Let Me Walk Alone ” and his fourth place finish in Lisbon , it is our motivation to return to the top ten at ESC 2019.”
Barbara Schöneberger and Linda Zervakis will be the hosts of the show live from Berlin, with Peter Urban commentating on the show live from the studio. Deutsche Welle and ONE will also be broadcasting the contest live internationally. The final will be live from 20:15 CET.
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.