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already this year NDR has endured plenty of drama (what with the selection of an alleged homophobe who was subsequently withdrawn as its candidate).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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5PepJmWcyw

KEØMA – PROTECTED

LAURA PINSKI – UNDER THE SUN WE ARE ONE

LUXUSLÄRM – SOLANGE LIEBE IN MIR WOHNT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbcw1vrKTfE

WOODS OF BIRNAM – LIFT ME UP (FROM THE UNDERGROUND)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LSkjtchjkM

Are you happy with the choices for Germany? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Lina Cauchi
Lina Cauchi
5 years ago

AVANTASIA!!!!! ALL TIME FAN!

Euro-Sigrun
Euro-Sigrun
5 years ago

Arrrg….The Gregorian song is blocked here in Iceland on copyright grounds… 🙁 Anybody have another link?

Kjetil H
Kjetil H
5 years ago

Alex Diehl for me, but I see why Jamie-Lee is favorite

Jan
Jan
5 years ago

I hope Jamie-Lee will win! <3 Her vocals are flawless, the song is amazing and with the right staging, it could do really well :3

Joco have released a trailer for their song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bp46MTbIm4

And Keøma's song's studio version is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0AVdqDHVxM

🙂

oooops
oooops
5 years ago

I have now hears Masters of chant, but Mystery of a blood red rose is still the best.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

Jamie-Lee for me!

Geo mick
Geo mick
5 years ago

i like ann sophie more than these songs

Foxreyna
Foxreyna
5 years ago

Moco there is another link this is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1612ZAqBmOY

Ian
Ian
5 years ago

Honestly Germany seems to have a pretty good lineup of these songs so far.
I enjoy Gregorian’s song, but I feel like it might wear thin on some people after a few listens. Same with Avantasia’s song, it’s fun and has Meatloaf vibe, but I don’t know how far that will take them.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

it’s called ‘blocked in my country’

Foxreyna
Foxreyna
5 years ago

Moco just go on YouTube and search for the song.

Foxreyna
Foxreyna
5 years ago

Go Jamie! I love Ghost so much!

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

so like is there a way to hear ghost if you don’t live in europe

PP
PP
5 years ago
Hugh
Hugh
5 years ago

Jamie-Lee is kinda half Maria Olafsdottir, half Aminata – a very good combo, as long as her stage vocals are more like the latter’s 😉

None of them are bad though – but how well would the gregorian chanting work with only 5?

meow
meow
5 years ago

WOW ! I dont know why but The ghostsong makes me want to dance and dance I like it a lot!

meow
meow
5 years ago

WOW! i dont know why but The ghost song makes me want to dance and dance i like it a lot!

Hippo
Hippo
5 years ago

Jamie lee Kravitz so far but will do well to get anywhere near the left side of the scoreboard. Pretty poor standard so far.

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

For me, it’s all reduced to one. Not two, not three, just one:
AVANTASIA <3

It's one of my favorite bands, and the song is catchy. Besides, Tobias Sammet is an outstanding performer.

Hollandique
Hollandique
5 years ago

WOW! Jamie Lee Krewitz must go to Stockhlm!

Mark W
Mark W
5 years ago

I reckon Gregorian could have the same effect as the Russian Grannies did in 2012, the only difference is this is actually a good song.

Hey!
Hey!
5 years ago

Jaime Lee and Gregorian the best so far!!! Love bote songs!!!

Laburnum
Laburnum
5 years ago

Fahrenhaidt?! 🙁

Milim
Milim
5 years ago

Gregorian – Masters of chant is truly awesome !
I would be so happy to see them on Eurovision stage.

PP
PP
5 years ago

oooops
Also blocked in my country.

PP
PP
5 years ago

oooops
Alslo blocked in my country.

oooops
oooops
5 years ago

Gregorians music video is blocked in my country (Sweden).
But out of these songs, Avantasias song is the best IMO and has a big chance to get my vote in ESC if it wins ULFS.

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

Wait, these are the entering songs already?
Awesome! I’ve been listening to Jamie-Lee’s “Ghost” all month, please send her!

MTD
MTD
5 years ago

So, Avantasia’s song is actually a soundtrack from another thing. Hah. It sounds so, but those lyrics may have to be a little bit easier, they don’t follow the melody much. Wait…what? Hahaha… OK. Next. That Gregorian thingy is a thing in Germany apparently. And they are (or similar to them) in every NF throughout the years. Sorry for not buying your Da Vinci Deamons thing.

Jamie-Lee Kriewitz would be my fave from this bunch. Great sound, modern, very applicable and very not ESC related BUT finally some good music vibes.

g
g
5 years ago

Jamie-Lee HAS TO win!

dutchie
dutchie
5 years ago

That song by Jamie-Lee is pretty good, the video is hilarious though with the band playing a song which clearly consists of digital instruments only.

PP
PP
5 years ago

The best are Gregoria ft Amelia Brightman (younger sister of Sarah Brightman). With that song Germany wili be in TOP 10 , maybe in TOP 5.

random.sage2.5
5 years ago

So he got booted for being a homophobe? Even Conchita couldn’t make him Rise…

Dumb jokes ftw!

Poor dude. Maybe next year if he’s still interested in pulling off a “acceptance” campaign. Måns also expressed homophobic sentiment but changed it around Melfest 2015. Maybe Xavier could wing it too.

Ian D
Ian D
5 years ago

From those 5 you’ve posted videos of, Germany seem to have went for a very wide range of styles. The video qualities for Axel Diehl and Keoma aren’t good enough to fairly judge them compared to the others. Avantasia is very Meatloaf-esque, so it is a bit dated, but would be remembered against 25 other songs if sent to Stockholm. Gregorian is a very bizarre choice. I love their stuff, and really like this song, but it’s impossible to judge how well it would do, as it’s so unique. Jamie-Lee is the most comtemporary of the ones I’ve heard so… Read more »

Olly the Swede
Olly the Swede
5 years ago

Wow, Germany has really surprised us again with their rather unique songs! I would love for Jamie-Lee to win ULFS, “Ghost” has got so much potential and could possibly end up in the Top 5 if Germany sends her to Stockholm.

Sora
Sora
5 years ago

I’m so happy that Jamie-Lee is taking part. I really hope she wins our NF! 😀
Ghost would be my favorite German entry of all time ^^