Previewing the Entrants of Eurovision 2019 – Part Sixteen: Germany

Good evening everyone and welcome to The Blogging DJ. Today I will be continuing to look in-depth at each of the forty-one entries competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. In this post we are off to Berlin, to look at another of the ‘Big Five’ countries, Germany, who this year are represented by S!sters and “Sister”.

Selection Process

As they have done for the past few years, the German broadcaster NDR organised a national selection to allow a combination of a jury and the televotes to decide the act who is going to Eurovision. The first six acts were announced in November 2018, with S!sters being announced a couple of months later. On the 22nd of February 2019, the seven artists performed, with S!sters getting maximum points from two of the three votes, thus winning the ticket to Tel Aviv. As a part of the Big Five, countries who give the biggest financial backing to Eurovision, Germany have automatically qualified for the Grand Final on Saturday night.

Live Performance Video

The Blogging DJ’s Review

First and foremost, this is not a horrible song (contrary to what many others have said on social media and publications). The concept of sisters singing in solidarity and strength is a good one. I also didn’t mind the addition of the nursery jingles into the music, it came across as genuine rather than creepy. Where I think this falls very short is in the live performance. The two performers are too shouty and times and at others, due to the over-abundance of lyrics in the verses, sounded like they were struggling to keep up. Germany have sent a lot of deeply average songs recently, and those have been punished. This lacks in details but isn’t on the same level; I think this will still struggle in Tel Aviv though. 6.5

Odds

According to Oddschecker, you can currently gets odds ranging from 50/1 to 150/1 on Germany winning the Eurovision Song Contest. This means that bookmakers and betters see this song as finishing near the bottom of the leaderboard in the Grand Final.

Record at Eurovision

Germany have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest since the first ever edition of the show, back in 1956. As a result, they have taken part in Eurovision a staggering sixty-two times. However, they have only won twice; in 1982, when Nicole triumphed with “Ein bißchen Frieden”, and more recently in 2010, with Lena and “Satellite”. Last year, Michael Schulte spectacularly ended a terrible run for Germany in the contest with fourth place with his emotional ballad “You Let Me Walk Alone”.

So what do you make of the German entry? Do you love it as a family member, or is it one too many sister for you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below, and join me soon for more Eurovision preview posts, to be released in the coming weeks.

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One comment

  1. A fair assessment. I agree the song gets a lot of very harsh criticism it doesn’t deserve. I’m not a fan myself and I haven’t warmed to the performers during the National Final A candidate for last place all the same for the reasons you mentioned.

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