Germany: Frida Gold withdrew from Unser Lied für Liverpool!
Eight songs will compete tonight to represent Germany in the national final Unser Lied für Liverpool, after Frida Gold withdrew due to the illness of their lead singer Alina Süggeler.
Frida Gold, with the song ‘Alle Frauen in mir sind müde‘ (‘All women in me are tired’), did not take part in the second rehearsal yesterday, nor in the rehearsal scored by the jury, who judged them based on the video of the first rehearsal. The singer’s health does not seem to have improved, making it impossible for her to participate in today’s show.
Frida Gold stated the following:
“Already on the second day of the rehearsals it was obvious to all involved that Alina Süggeler was very ill and suffering from fever. She was only able to do two run-throughs, during which she could only partially sing. She then immediately left for home in the hope that rest and medication could stabilize her for the next day.
Unfortunately, the opposite happened; in addition to fever, chills and a sharp sore throat, she had completely lost her voice. The doctor pointed out that she needed to rest in bed for a week.
The available medication did not lead to any improvement to enable her to meet the requirements of the competition. For Alina and everyone involved, after weeks of work and preparation, this is a shock and a huge disappointment.
It was Frida Gold’s idea and desire to present the message of the song “Alle Frauen In Mir Sind Müde” in front of a large audience, as it is an important topic.
The possibility of possibly singing it in Liverpool as the German entry was also a big motivation.
Frida Gold would like to thank all the organisers and of course their fans.”
In terms of the scoring for tonight’s show, this means that the eight international juries will now only award 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points each.
Listen to Frida Gold‘s “Alle Frauen in mir sind müde“, which unfortunately will not appear in tonight’s national final:
Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding Germany’s participation in Eurovision 2023, in Liverpool!