The version of “Violent Thing” that Ben Dolic would have performed on the Eurovision stage has been released.
Germany has released the version of their Eurovision entry which would have been performed on the Rotterdam stage. The stage version features a jury note at the end of the song, which according to ESC Kompakt was included in the selection version of the song that Ben performed.
Benjamin Dolic is a 22 year old singer from Ljubljana, Slovenia, who moved to Switzerland in 2015. No stranger to the Eurovision bubble, Benjamin attempted to represent Slovenia in 2016 as part of the group D Base. Benjamin rose to fame in Germany after he finished second on The Voice of Germany in 2018.
“Violent Thing”, was penned by Borislav Milanov, who has been involved in the production of previous Eurovision entries such as “If Love Was A Crime” (Bulgaria 2016) and “Nobody But You” (Austria 2018).
Source: ESC Kompakt
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.