Guten tag! They’re the acts both hoping to repeat the winning success of their nations earlier this decade at Eurovision 2017 this year. And last night Germany‘s Levina and Austria‘s Nathan Trent went head-to-head on Schlagercountdown – Das große Premierenfest to see who has the best Eurovision 2017 song, with Nathan Trent and Levina duelling it out for public votes.
Levina performs “Perfect Life” at Schlagercountdown
In the end Levina came out on top.
Although she was performing in the round, with the crowd on every side of her, the real shapes being thrown were triangles: The screens and the LED floors were giving us some serious Barei flashbacks from Stockholm.
Not content with a pyro-wall, homegirl had a pyro square, with sparks flying all around her as she reached the climax of “Perfect Life”.
Nathan Trent performs “Running On Air” live at Schlagercountdown
Everyone’s favourite blue-eyed Austrian boy sparkled on stage with the help of glitter-rain and kept thing simple rocking a denim jacket for his stage outfit.
This performance lacked the pyro-rain, which might account for Levina’s win…but simple never goes out of style y’all. Interspersing the performance with clips from his video really drove up the charm of this performance and charm is going to be key in this connecting with audiences around Europe come May.
Although both performers would appear to be lipsyncing for their life, their performances show they have stagecraft and can bring it for big crowds which should stand them in good stead in May.
Both acts have a significant number of promo appearances ahead of them before they get to Kyiv though. Both will appear at the London Eurovision Party and Eurovision In Concert in April. Nathan will also be at the Madrid Eurovision Party.