Kiev 2017


Axel, Felicia, Helene, Levina Yosefin to Ukraine or 2017

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There are only five candidates in the running to represent Germany at the upcoming Eurovision song contest in Kiev, Ukraine. These five young artists will take part in the national final on 9 February by Germany. Sadi was extracted from the contest because he is to appear in court. Yosefin, half Swedish, takes his place.

The candidates were selected by representatives of broadcasters ARD, NDR and along with Raab TV (the tv company of ex-songfestivalkandidaat Stefan Raab) and other music experts. There were several selection rounds held. There were around 2,000 sign ups. There were first selected 33 artists (including Nathan Trent, now for Austria to ESF) to there are now five. These are they:

  • Axel Maximilian Feige from Hamburg
  • Felicia Lu Kürbiß from Freilassing
  • Helene Nissen from Hollingstedt
  • Isabella “Levina” Toluene from Berlin
  • Wilhelm “S” Richter from Dortmund
  • Yosefin Buohler from Stockholm

At the bottom of this page make knowledge with the five lucky ones. During Eurovision Song Contest-Unser Song 2017 the candidates each bring a song of a successful German or foreign producer. Each song was specially created for the Eurovision song contest. The participants get guidance by a six-piece live band.

The presentation is again in the hands of Barbara Schöneberger. New is a three-headed jury that any action will comment. The jury members are Lena Meyer-Landrut, the winner of the Eurovision song contest 2010 and also the candidate of 2011, Tim Bendzko and Florian Silbereisen, singer with Klubbb3 (in 2016 also asked to take part in the song contest).

The jury members may give their unvarnished opinions, but have no voting rights: only German viewers make the final decision through televoting. Another novelty is the European stemmingbarometer: the show is streamed live via, and through the official app of the Eurovision Song Contest can viewers of the show from across the European continent their preference. The ‘ European voices ‘ do not count towards the final result, but the German public should serve to give an indication of where Europe likes.