Germany: With the Lord Of The Lost and “Blood & Glitter” in Eurovision 2023!
Germany just chose their representative for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest via Germany’s National Final Unser Lied für Liverpool. The show was broadcasted from MMC Studios at Das Erste, ARD Mediathek and eurovision.de. The host of the night was Barbara Schöneberger.
The guest at the National Final were the band “The BossHoss” and Ilse DeLange, who won the second place representing The Netherlands at Eurovision 2014 as the member of the band “The Common Linnets”. Tonight, The BossHoss and Ilse DeLange performed their new single “YOU”.
In today’s show, eight songs (after the withdrawal of Frida Gold for health reasons as the wrote in our previous article) claimed the golden ticket to represent Germany in Liverpool at May. Based on the running order these were:
1. TRONG – “Dare to be Different“
The Vietnamese artist opened the show with an Asian-flavored performance, in mainly pink hues and full of energy and dance. A dance break has been added to the song, as well as lyrics in Vietnamese and German. That was a dynamic start to the show!
2. René Miller – “Concrete Heart“
René performs his song sitting in a huge rock, in a dark setting (it reminds us Russia 2018). He has perhaps the best song in tonight’s final but unfortunately he had a weak vocal and static performance.
3. Anica Russo – “Once Upon a Dream“
Next one was Ancia, who appears in a white dress in a fairytale field, surrounded by grass. She had a beautiful staging and her vocals were good.
4. Lonely Spring – “Misfit“
The 4 members of the group, were standing on pedestals, surrounded by many mannequins dressed in black writing the name of the song and the band. A very dark look that probably appeals to a limited audience.
5. Will Church – “Hold On“
The winner of the international jury, Will, starts his performance in front of a mirror and then he wanders through a dark big city setting until he reaches his “home”. He was vocally quite good but his singing and stage presence weren’t interesting at all.
6. Patty Gurdy – “Melodies of Hope“
It’s time for the fan favorite (and mine as well), Patty Gurdy, with her traditional hurdy-gurdy instrument , who wears a white dress with a branch structure above it. Unfortunately, she was vocally unstable and the stage presence was quite poor.
7. Ikke Hüftgold – “Lied mit gutem Text”
The next one was the TikTok wildcard winner, Ikke starts singing his song with “good lyrics” in front of a huge book, wearing a gold shirt and a black half-eaten wig. He also added English lyrics to the song. Basically, this was a bad troll entry and it was aiming exclusively at the German audience. Noise pollution with a catchy beat.
8. Lord Of The Lost – “Blood and Glitter“
The final competitor act for tonight’s show were Lord Of The Lost, who were dressed in red latex suits. They gave an explosive performance, full of energy, fire and also glitter. By far the best performance of tonight’s show.
P.S. My review was purely about my personal preferences and music taste
The voting process
During Unser Lied für Liverpool the audience could vote via SMS or phone. The online voting of the previous days was combined with the televoting results. The public vote counts for 50% of the total result.
The remaining 50% was the vote of the international jury where it was consisted of eight European countries and the jurors where people of the music and the entertainment industry. The international judges were from Switzerland, The Netherlands, Finland, Spain, Lithuania, Ukraine, Austria and United Kingdom. During the show, they awarded each act with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points.
The voting of the International Jury
After the voting by the international jurors, the result was as follows in the picture:
The final results
After the points from the public vote were added to the voting of the international jury, the following result was obtained:
The winners of the night were Lord Of The Lost with their song Blood & Glitter and they will represent Germany in Eurovision 2023, who will compete directly in the Grand Final of the Song Contest!
Do you think Germany made the right choice? Will they manage to avoid the bottom of the scoreboard this time? Write us down bellow in the comments!
Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the developments regarding Germany’s participation in Eurovision 2023!
Listening to all the entries before tonights final I had chosen 4 that could of won. Will, Rene, Patty and LOTL. Unfortunately 3 of these did not sing vocally well or had boring stage presence.
LOTL had all the elements needed at the right time and place of a Eurovision entry.
The right artist won on the night
Good luck in the UK
I have loved Lord of The Lost’s music since I first listened to them. Their 2010 1st album Fears locked it up for me.
Had the pleasure of meeting Chris and others in Finland! Their music got me thru my chemo treatments and surgeries.
Big congrats to them and very well deserved!