On January 4 Germany’s NDR revealed some preliminary details about Unser Lied für Stockholm, its national selection for Eurovision 2016. And this morning they’ve given us what we all wanted: the names of the 10 finalists and their songs! The lucky ten performers are: Avantasia, Alex Diehl, Ella Endlich, Gregorian, Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, Joco, Keøma, Laura Pinski, Luxuslärm and Woods of Birnam. You may recognise Gregorian from our earlier list of potential candidates.
Germany has been less than lucky in the past few years when it comes to Eurovision, and already this year NDR has endured plenty of drama (what with the selection of an alleged homophobe who was subsequently withdrawn as its candidate). We’re hoping that it’s smooth sailing for NDR during their selection process and we think these ten acts could absolutely nail their performances in Stockholm.
Unser Lied für Stockholm takes place on February 25 at 20:15 CET. It will be streamed online and broadcast on the German network Das Erste. No jury — just televote!
FINALISTS FOR UNSER LIED FÜR STOCKHOLM
AVANTASIA – MYSTERY OF A BLOOD RED ROSE
ALEX DIEHL – NUR EIN LIED
ELLA ENDLICH – ADRENALIN
GREGORIAN – MASTERS OF CHANT
JAMIE-LEE KRIEWITZ – GHOST
JOCO – FULL MOON
KEØMA – PROTECTED
LAURA PINSKI – UNDER THE SUN WE ARE ONE
LUXUSLÄRM – SOLANGE LIEBE IN MIR WOHNT
WOODS OF BIRNAM – LIFT ME UP (FROM THE UNDERGROUND)
Are you happy with the choices for Germany? Let us know in the comments section below!