Hallo! Germany’s time to determine who will represent the country at the Eurovision 2018 has finally arrived! Unser Lied für Lissabon is happening tonight at 20:15 CET live from the Studio Berlin Adlershof in Berlin!
The nation’s race to Lisbon started back in October when broadcaster NDR revealed its plans for the 2018 national final. Keeping their national selection concept, they not only updated it into a much bigger show but also with a wider input. That’s how NDR is ready to show that they are capable of climbing the scoreboard at Eurovision. It’s been a five-year streak of disappointing results, and it’s now time to break it and turn things higher.
From all acts that took part in the process, only six selected will be fighting tonight to win the Lisbon ticket. Our nerves and excitement are already palpable!
But who should be the one change Germany’s fate at the Contest? We wanted to know your international view, so for the last couple of days, we’ve been asking y’all to vote in our poll. And after counting a total of 4,736 votes, we can now reveal that Natia Todua is the clear favourite among our global audience to win tonight’s Unser Lied für Lissabon.
1. Natia Todua – “My Own Way”
With a respectable amount of 2,001 votes, Natia Todua goes as our reader’s favourite.Natia’s win is practically a landslide, with, 42.25% of the total cast. The Georgian-born singer — also the most recent winner of The Voice of Germany — provides a very edgy and upbeat offering that seems to appeal to our readers. With a very stylish look and a raspy, distinguishable tone, Natia is making her own way. Will she make her way also to Lisbon?
In second place – and quite a distance from Natia – is Michael Schulte and “You Let Me Walk Alone”. Another contestant, Michael managed 794 votes with his truly emotional and meaningful offering. Orchestral touches and profound lyrics did make an impact among our audience, putting him as a contender to win tonight’s race.
Rounding out the top three are voXXclub and their crazy fun “I mog Di so”. The only truly upbeat song, complete with folk party vibes – and Bavarian yodelling included – clearly is not to be dismissed. The five-piece band’s different offering managed 631 votes in our poll, just 163 votes away from Michael. Tonight they want to make some noise and show y’all that they’re more than ready for Eurovision. After 10 years singing in English consecutively, is this the year to break the streak?
Poll results: which Unser Lied für Lissabon act are you most excited about?
- Xavier Darcy – “Jonah” 4.73% (224 votes)
Total Votes: 4,736
Tonight’s Unser Lied für Lissabon is on from 20:15 CET. The show will be held at the Studio Berlin Adlershof in Berlin and hosted by Linda Zervakis and Elton. The winner will be selected by a combination of public voting, a one-hundred-member Eurovision panel and an international expert jury panel.
This international jury has 19 jurors from all over Europe and includes familiar faces like Margaret Berger (ESC 2013), Ruth Lorenzo (ESC 2014) or Tinkara Kovac (ESC 2014). Slay queens!
If you don’t want to miss the party you’ll be able to follow the show live here!
Who should represent Germany in Lisbon? Is Natia Todua your favourite or is it Michael’s opportunity to shine in Lisbon? And, can any of these acts provide a change in fortunes for Germany in the Contest? Tell us in the comment section below!