With just over 24 hours to go, excitement is building more and more to Unser Song 2017, Germany’s selection show for Eurovision. Last week we discovered that each of the five finalists has recorded versions of the two songs in the selection: “Wildfire” and “Perfect Life”. ARD has now released each artist’s version of both songs on the Eurovision app!
Of course, the rules of the contest mean that we’ll actually only ever hear five of these songs performed live. As a reminder, the first round of the show will see each act perform a cover song. Even before we get to the first of the Eurovision songs, two acts will be sent home.
The second round will see each act perform one of the two Eurovision songs, before a third act is sent home. The remaining two will then perform their second Eurovision song, before the German public chooses their favourite two performances still available. The fourth round pits those two performances against each other — but that could either be one from each artist, or one artist by themselves!
Okay, breathe, y’all. Now you’ve got that sorted, head over to the Eurovision app. There, you can find 90 seconds of each song, from each act’s rehearsals. You can also find some more clips from rehearsals below, as well as each act’s cover song:
Unser Song 2017 — Competing Songs
There are some performances we’ll definitely see tomorrow night. One of them in particular stands out: a medley by Eurovision winners, performing winning songs…by other artists. Ruslana will perform Loreen’s “Euphoria”, Nicole will perform “Merci, Cherie” whilst Conchita tackles “Satellite”. We’ll also see performances by Tim Bendzko and Matthias Schweighöfer.
Eurovision fans from around the world can also help Germany have their say through the Eurovision app. Whilst only those in Germany can vote, the app will allow fans to have their say through the “Eurovision Vibes” section. Whether the German fans decided to listen to Europe’s opinion is up to them, though!
So, which is your favourite song — and who is the act performing it? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!