Germany: Confirms its participation in Eurovision 2024!

A few hours after the end of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest and despite its low ranking, Germany confirms its participation in Eurovision 2024!

This news was made known by a member of NDR, the German broadcaster, speaking to Spiegel. In particular, they said:

“We are very happy to be there every year. And it will stay that way. Germany is such a diverse, exciting and innovative music market that there is absolutely no reason not to compete again. Eurovision is not only the biggest music show in Europe, but also one of the most successful shows on German television”

To date, 9 countries have already announced their participation in Eurovision 2024. These are:
  • Sweden
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Malta
  • Luxembourg
  • Spain
  • Germany

This year Germany was represented by Lord of the Lost with the song “Blood & Glitter”. The country could once again not escape from the last places, taking the 26th (last) place.

Source: Spiegel

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Eurovision 2023: Watch video of the BIG 5 and Ukraine’s rehearsals!

The preparations on Liverpool for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest are on fire and it’s now a wrap for the seventh and last day of the technical rehearsals. After their first technical rehearsals, the representatives of the BIG 5 and Ukraine took the stage of the M&S Bank Arena for their second rehearsals.

The second rehearsals gave the opportunity to the delegations to fix any mistakes spotted on the first rehearsals and help the artists feel more safe and familiar with the Eurovision big stage.

Because accredited journalists are not allowed to watch both the first and second rehearsals this year, we have very little information about what this year’s artists have prepared for the Eurovision stage. EBU has just uploaded through the official Eurovision channel in YouTube a recap of today’s rehearsals. More specifically, we will have the chance to watch exclusive TV footage of today’s rehearsals.

The countries that had their second rehearsals today were the following:

  1. Germany
  2. France
  3. Italy
  4. Spain
  5. Ukraine
  6. United Kingdom

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Germany: Lord of the Lost released “Cha Cha Cha” cover!

Lord of the Lost, the band that represents Germany in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, made another cover, this time for “Cha Cha Cha”.

The German band released and shared to all the music platforms this year’s Finnish entry “Cha Cha Cha”. This is their first cover that they shared to all the music platforms.

Below you can listen to the “Cha Cha Cha” cover on Spotify.

Germany as a Big 5 member is already qualified to the Grand Final of 13th of May, and is scheduled to compete in the second half.

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Germany: Finland is the winner of the ESC-Songcheck 2023! | Austria won the fourth and last episode!

Finland has been declared the winner of the German preview show for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

Tonight was the fourth and final episode of the German preview show ESC-Songcheck 2023. Finland’s Käärijä was declared the big winner as he received the highest score in the entire show, while Austria’s participation with Teya & Salen came out first, in the fourth and last episode.

The results of the fourth episode are as per below:

  1. Austria – 9.5+9.9 – 19.4 points
  2. Slovenia – 8.7+8.1 – 16.8 points
  3. Australia -7 .6+7.4 – 15.0 points
  4. Lithuania – 6.6+6.0 – 12.6 points
  5. Georgia – 4.7+5.8 points – 10.5 points
  6. Albania – 4.3+4.4 – 8.7 points
  7. Poland – 4.4+3.1 – 7.5 points
  8. San Marino – 3.2+3.1 – 6.3 points

The overall results from all ESC-Songcheck episodes are as per below:

  1. Finland – 11.5+9.9 – 21.4 points
  2. Austria – 9.5+9.9 – 19.4 points
  3. Norway – 8.6 + 8.3 – 16.9 points
  4. Slovenia – 8.7+8.1 – 16.8 points
  5. Sweden – 8.5+8.0 – 16.5 points
  6. Czechia – 7.1+7.9 – 15.0 points
  7. Australia – 7.6+7.4 – 15.0 points
  8. France – 6.4 + 8.1 –  14.5 points
  9. Italy – 8.1 + 6.3 14.4 points
  10. Croatia – 8.5 + 5.4 – 13.9 points
  11. United Kingdom – 6.5 + 6.9 – 13.4 points
  12. Latvia – 6.8 + 6.2 – 13 points
  13. Moldova – 5.6+7.1 – 12.7 points
  14. Lithuania – 6.6+6.0 – 12.6 points
  15. Malta – 6.8 + 5.8 – 12.6 points
  16. Denmark – 7.3 + 5.2 – 12.5 points
  17. Serbia – 6.0 + 6.4 – 12.4 points
  18. Ukraine – 6.0 + 6.2 – 12.2 points
  19. Belgium – 6.0 + 6.0 – 12 points
  20. Israel – 5.7+5.9 – 11.6 points
  21. Estonia – 4.9 + 6.6 – 11.5 points
  22. Spain – 5.5+5.8 – 11.3 points
  23. Armenia – 4.8 + 6.2 – 11 points
  24. Netherlands – 5.0+5.8 points – 10.8 points
  25. Portugal – 4.6 + 5.9 – 10.5 points
  26. Georgia – 4.7+5.8 points – 10.5 points
  27. Azerbaijan – 5.7+4.4 – 10.1 points
  28. Switzerland – 3.6+6.4 – 10.0 points
  29. Iceland – 4.6 + 5.3 – 9.9 points
  30. Cyprus – 4.3 + 5.2 – 9.5 points
  31. Greece – 4.7 + 4.6 – 9.3 points
  32. Albania – 4.3+4.4 – 8.7 points
  33. Ireland – 3.8 + 4.0 – 7.8 points
  34. Poland – 4.4+3.1 – 7.5 points
  35. San Marino – 3.2+3.1 – 6.3 points
  36. Romania – 2.6 + 3.2 – 5.8 points

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Source: Eurovoix

Germany: The detailed televoting results of Unser Lied für Liverpool!

Just today, almost one and a half month after the German national final, Unser Lied für Liverpool, and NDR published the detailed results of the public vote. The big winners of the German televoting, with 39.78% of the votes, and the country’s representatives at Eurovision 2023 were Lord Of The Lost with Blood And Glitter.

The detailed results of the public vote were as follows:

  1. Lord Of The Lost – “Blood and Glitter” – 79,520 Calls, 68,677 SMS, 66,178 Online – 214,375 votes – 39.78%
  2. Ikke Hüftgold – “Lied mit gutem Text” (Song with good lyrics) – 46,460 Calls, 26,281 SMS, 75,821 Online – 148,562 votes – 27.56%
  3. Patty Gurdy – “Melodies of Hope” – 18,327 Calls, 9,464 SMS, 21,797 Online – 49,588 votes – 9.2%
  4. Lonely Spring – “Misfit” – 12,144 Calls, 8,489 SMS, 23,539 Online – 44,172 votes – 8.19%
  5. Will Church – “Hold On” – 19,758 Calls, 6,961 SMS, 3,457 Online – 30,176 votes – 5.59%
  6. TRONG – “Dare to Be Different” – 12,261 Calls, 7,360 SMS, 8,736 Online – 28,357 votes – 5.27%
  7. Anica Russo – “Once Upon a Dream” – 5,533 Calls, 4,041 SMS, 2,608 Online – 12,128 votes – 2.27%
  8. René Miller – “Concrete Heart” – 4,651 Calls, 2,025 SMS, 4,809 Online – 11,485 votes – 2.14%

Overall in Unser Lied für Liverpool 198,564 phone calls were recorded, 133,298 SMS and 206,945 online votes, with a total of 538,897 votes.

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The Netherlands: All the performances of “Eurovision in Concert 2023”!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 took place in AFAS Live in Amsterdam, last night, with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert was hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The artists that performed last night were the following:

Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija

Balcan sounds and consistent vocals is what we got from Albina and the Kelmendi Family! Might be the suprise entry of this year.

Armenia – Brunette

Brunette singing about her Future Lover with ethereal vocals and the crowds singing along. Beautiful performance!

Australia – Voyager

Voyager give what they promise! Rock and electronic sounds, so 2025! What is concerning though, is that even though their song is supposed to be very uplifting, the crowd was too static. Also falsetto was not always on point.

Austria – Teya & Salena

That’s not a song where you can show off some unreal vocals, however it’s the song that will definitely make you dance! And Teya & Salena deliver, solid vocals and much much fun! One of my personal favourites and if you ask me, a finalist and highly likely a Top5 entry!

Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX

TuralTuranX “tell us more” about their entry this year, however I’m still not getting it. A song that I could listen to the radio without complaining, but wouldn’t catch my eye/ear at the contest.

Belgium – Gustaph

The queerest entry of the year! His vocals are as good as the studio version! He is a fun guy! This is the kind of entries that I would like to qualify, even though that’s not the style of songs that I normally listen to!

Czechia – Vesna

I can only comment on their vocals. They were okay. However, this entry started off as a potential winner, but I’m not getting that vibe, at least not yet. But hey! It’s just a party performance! Let’s wait for their contest rehearsals!

Denmark – Reiley

Danish heart-throb Reiley, had his best performance to date. Some minor vocal issues, but overall a nice performance!

Estonia – Alika

Nice song and great vocals! But for me, it’s no more than just that. I wouldn’t be surprised if Estonia got disqualified.

Finland – Käärijä

Normally, that’s a song that I can’t stand listening to for more than 10 seconds. Strangely, combined to his eccentric looks and his super nice personality, I could now handle listening to his entire Amsterdam performance! Personal opinion aside, I can totally see why this is a contender for the win.

France – La Zarra

Unfortunately, after a statement in her personal Twitter account, La Zarra announced that she has to cancel her appearance in Amsterdam, due to personal circumstances.

Germany – Lord of the Lost

I can’t be objective, I don’t like this style of music. I can only be objective about their vocal abilities, which are on point I must admit!

Iceland – Diljá

That’s a song that I would add to my daily playlist, however, this song lacks something that I still don’t know what it is! Diljá’s voice is great admitedly!

Ireland – Wild Youth

Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” x “Ritmo De La Noche” x “We Are One” would be a great mashup! I low-key like this song and I loved their Amsterdam performance. But something tells me that they will struggle to qualify this year. Let’s see what happens!

Latvia – Sudden Lights

Another performance that sounds exactly like the recorded version of their song! I didn’t see the love from the AFAS Live crowd.

Lithuania – Monika Linkytė

Monika definitely sounds even better than the studio version of the song. She will try to claim a high placement in the rankings of the jury voting in this year’s contest! In the beginning I didn’t quite like “Stay“, I can now say that I love her vocals on this track!

Malta – The Busker

They were not bad, not at all sounding bad live, but were they as good as it needs to be to qualify to the final show of Eurovision Song Contest? Song-wise I think not.

Moldova – Pasha Parfeni

Despite the technical issues with his Madrid performance, Pasha, the Moldovan 2012 representative and returning artist of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, managed to pull off his performance. Great vocals and energy overall!

Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper

It’s really sad to see my 2nd place to perform questionably in their own country’s party concert. Their vocals sound a bit off at times and as a duo their vocals don’t seem to connect on their live performance. I hope they fix it till their semi-final, I don’t want to see them become the shocking non-qualifier of the year.

Norway – Alessandra

Very much improved vocally, Alessandra, gets carried away by the strength of her song and her fans are absolutely loving it! The whistle note was so-so. She will improve, I am sure!

Romania – Theodor Andrei

Theodor has a nice voice, but this song is totally “Off and On” so one would either like it or not. I don’t.

San Marino – Piqued Jacks

Their are very very good vocally. Their lead vocalist sounds like Klaus Meine, frontman of Scorpions band. Their song is not at all bad after all.

Slovenia – Joker Out

I simply love this band and this song! One of my favourites! I love how they sound in each and every appearance they make before the contest. I hope they continue delivering up until the Eurovision finals!

Spain – Blanca Paloma

A blend of flamenco and modern sounds, bringing Spanish tradition to 2023. Her vocals are absolutely amazing. I just don’t get the hype around this entry, it is a great entry for Spain, but definitely not a top 3 entry as many fans are claiming over at social media!

Sweden – Loreen

Her vocals are out of this world! Another amazing performance of the former Eurovision 2012 winner and potential 2023 winner! And for those that claim that she sings with the assistance of an Auto-Tune device, I can assure you that even when she rehearsed in the corridors of Malmö Arena or Friends Arena during the Melodifestivalen season, she sounded exactly the same, or even better than the studio version! My winner for sure!

Switzerland – Remo Forrer

I absolutely love his Amsterdam (and every single one of his) live performance! I can’t wait to see this song complete and staged and Remo joined by his four dancers! I think he will qualify! But let’s wait and see!

Ukraine – TVORCHI

I love TVORCHI and their song and their Amsterdam performance. They sounded really really good, I am a fan of their style of music, but I don’t see this entry winning. Let’s see another country winning this year!

United Kingdom – Mae Muller

Come on, she doesn’t sound as atrocious as most of the Twitter people claim. And at least she enjoys it and the crowd loves her! I hope she will do much better in Liverpool!


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Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place tonight in Amsterdam!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place in The Netherlands tonight , with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert will be hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The full line-up is as follows:

  1. Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija
  2. Armenia – Brunette
  3. Australia – Voyager
  4. Austria – Teya & Salena
  5. Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX
  6. Belgium – Gustaph
  7. Czechia – Vesna
  8. Denmark – Reiley
  9. Estonia – Alika
  10. Finland – Käärijä
  11. France – La Zarra
  12. Germany – Lord of the Lost
  13. Iceland – Diljá
  14. Ireland – Wild Youth
  15. Latvia – Sudden Lights
  16. Lithuania – Monika Linkytė
  17. Malta – The Busker
  18. Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
  19. The Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper
  20. Norway – Alessandra
  21. Romania – Theodor Andrei
  22. San Marino – Piqued Jacks
  23. Slovenia – Joker Out
  24. Spain – Blanca Paloma
  25. Sweden – Loreen
  26. Switzerland – Remo Forrer
  27. Ukraine – TVORCHI
  28. United Kingdom – Mae Muller

In addition, Katrina Leskanich (Eurovision 1997, UK, winner, “Love Shine a Light“) will  appear as a special guest.

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Germany: Returns to Junior Eurovision 2023!

Germany returns to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest by confirming its entry for this year’s Junior Eurovision 2023 contest.

Germany returns to Junior Eurovision after a year’s absence. Until now, its return was simply expected as KiKa, the broadcaster responsible for the Junior Eurovision project, had stated that they planned to participate in Junior Eurovision 2023. With today’s announcement, the country’s presence was officially confirmed.

Last year the country had decided not to participate in the competition held in Yerevan, Armenia, stating that they would take a creative break. One of the reasons for the absence were the travel warnings of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Armenia due to the war tension with neighbouring Azerbaijan, regarding the status of the breakaway region of the Republic of Artsakh.

Germany has participated twice so far, in 2020 with Susan and “Stronger With You” finishing in last place with 66 points, and in 2021 with Pauline and “Imagine Us” where they placed 17th with 61 points .

As announced today, the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is going to take place on November 26th in Nice, France.

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Source: Eurovoix

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 LiverpoolThe show was broadcasted from MMC Studios at Das Erste, ARD Mediathek and 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!

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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:

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Source: ESCKompakt