Another day, another Eurovision act and song has been chosen. Last night saw Germany’s national selection show, Unser Lied für Israel, take place where seven acts competed for votes from a Eurovision panel, an international jury, and the televoters. Coming out on top was S!sters with their song “Sister”. The duo will be off to Tel Aviv and will represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
S!sters won by a mile, topping both the international jury vote and the televote whilst they didn’t fare so well in the Eurovision panel vote. Coming in second place was Makeda with “The Day I Loved You Most”, whilst third place went to Lilly Among Clouds with “Suprise”, and the fan-favourite came fourth, Aly Ryan with “Wear Your Love”.
The show also saw last year’s German representative, Michael Schulte performing “Back To The Start”. Lena also performed on the stage singing “Thank You”, she represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 and 2011, winning in the former contest with the song “Satellite”. Other performers included Udo Lindenberg featuring Andreas Bourani performing “Radio Song”, and Revolverheld who performed “So Wie Jetzt”.
Watch S!sters Perform their Eurovision song “Sister” Here:
S!sters consists of Laura Kästel and Carlotta Truman, the latter of which is a household name in Germany having been a contestant on the third season of Das Supertalent (the German version of the franchise Got Talent), where she came 11th; and, one of two runner-ups on the second season of the German version of The Voice Kids. As for Laura Kästel, she is the sister of Jenniffer Kae, and she won Kiddy Contest Vol. 8 in 2002, and later became a semi-finalist on the second season of the German version of Star Search. The German Eurovision broadcaster NDR brought the two singers together for the national selection show, creating the duo S!sters.
The song was created in 2018 as part of the Eurovision songwriting camp for Switzerland, but wasn’t chosen to take part in Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow 2018, and so was entered to take part in the 2019 German national selection show, Unser Lied für Israel. The song has been written by Laurell Barker, Marine Kaltenbacher, Tom Oehler, and Thomas Stengaard.
Check Out Second, Third, And Fourth Of The German National Selection Show For Eurovision Here:
Germany hasn’t had the best track record, lately, at Eurovision, however last year’s Michael Schulte with “You Let Me Walk Alone” certainly impressed, coming in fourth place with 340 points; S!sters are hoping to keep Germany in the top 10; to do so, they need to get more points than the 41 other countries. Announced acts so far are Srbuk for Armenia, Tamta for Cyprus, Jonida Maliqi for Albania, Eliot for Belgium, Miki for Spain, Serhat for San Marino, Duncan Laurence for The Netherlands, Tamara Todevska for North Macedonia, Michela Pace for Malta, Bilal Hassani for France, Lake Malawi for the Czech Republic, PÆNDA for Austria, Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman for Finland. Michael Rice for the United Kingdom, Sergey Lazarev for Russia, Mahmood for Italy, Kate Miller-Heidke for Australia, D-Moll for Montenegro, Kobi Marimi for Israel, Katerina Duska for Greece, Victor Crone for Estonia, Tulia for Poland, Carousel for Latvia, and Roko for Croatia, Ester Peony for Romania, and Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl for Slovenia. The other countries are expected to reveal their acts in the forthcoming months.
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted at the Expo Tel-Aviv in Israel after Netta won last year with the song “Toy”. The two Semi-Finals will take place on 14 May and 16 May with the Grand Final taking place on 18 May. A total of 42 countries will compete in the contest.